Anna Spina was born in Bern, Switzerland. After studying violin and viola at the Universities of the Arts in Zurich (with distinction) and Bern as well as in Paris under Garth Knox, in Sion under Jean Sulem and Barbara Maurer in Darmstadt, she has continued her education at the University of the Arts Bern (HKB) (with distinction) with the interpretation of Théâtre Musical under Georges Aperghis.
Anna Spina is a desired interpreter of contemporary music as well as an outstanding violist. Pro Helvetia, among others, has acclaimed her projects. Without losing her classically trained roots, she pursuits interdisciplinary interests, such as théâtre musical, microtonal music, and intercultural topics and their implementation into music. Her repertoire encompasses numerous important solo and chamber music works from the early twentieth century up until the present. She has worked with composers such as Giorgio Netti, Elena Mendoza, Salvatore Sciarrino, Georges Aperghis, Manos Tsangaris, Alfred Zimmerlin and Eric Gaudibert. Anna Spina has experience playing as solo musician and as ensemble member performing in world premieres and music festivals, such
Since 2004 she undertook researches in the microtonal music. In 2005 Artist in Residence on the Pro Helvetia program in Cairo concentrating on the arabic tonal theory. In 2006 further projects with Walter Grimmer, Françoise Rivalland, Klaus Huber and Misha Käser with concerts in Switzerland, Egypt, Germany and China.
Since 1997, performing as solo viola in Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain (NEC) and regular involvement in Ensemble Contrechamps in Geneve and Collegium Novum in Zürich and Kairos Quartett-Berlin.
Guest Lecturer, Masterclasses, Workshops at HEMU Lausanne, HKB Bern, Music Academy Basel, hslu Luzern, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Nanjing Conservatory of Music.
2010 Release viola solo CD on Label NEOS
2009 Recognition award by the canton of Bern
2008 "trois femmes" (intercultural dialoge China-Switzerland). Award-winning project from Pro Helvetia.
2008 Release on Label Grammont
2005 Artist in Residence on the Pro Helvetia Kairo