Anna Gorelova was born in Saint-Petersburg and began to study the cello with famous russian teacher Nina Zhemoldinova when she was 10. While still a pupil at the Musical School she was playing concerts as a soloist at International Festivals in Russia, Germany, Spain and Norway. In 2003 she graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State Conservatoire with Highest Departmental Honors in cello. Her teachers were Sergey Tchernyadiev and Alexey Massarsky. She also has received coaching from Boris Pergamenshikov and Natalia Gutman.
Anna has established an international reputation as a soloist and chamber music performer. In recent years she has appeared as a soloist with orchestras, including National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra.
Since 2000 Anna has been a member of the Atrium String Quartet, with whom she completed her chamber music education at the Netherland String Quartet Academy (2007) and Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin (Konzertexamen, 2009). As a member of the quartet she has received numerous awards at International Competitions, including First Prize at the London International and Grand-Prix at Bordeaux International String Quartet Competitions, and performed in the best and most famous Concert Halls and Festivals in Europe and the USA.
Since 2007 Anna has played cello by Giovanni Battista Ceruti (1798) and has chosen Larsen”Magnacore” strings set.