Russian Repertoire Coaching

Anastasia Witts, Russian coaching

Russian-born Anastasia Witts received an extensive music education, alongside her honors cum laude university degree in Slavonic Linguistics and Philology. She combined her teaching career as a Russian tutor working with the delegates of the International Committee of Red Cross in her native Northern Caucasus as well as teaching foreign students at Druzhby Narodov University (PFUR) in Moscow, with an editorial and consulting career in web development and marketing. As an editor and copywriter, she contributed to creating web-presentations in Russia for a number of international corporations, such as Samsung, Nokia, Hewlett-Packard, and Renaissance Capital. She was involved in developing the new official regulations for the Russian language used in web development and digital environment.
Having moved to the UK in 2004, Anastasia also had a chance to realise her long-standing love for opera and classical singing by performing in concerts, recitals, and opera productions. Between 2012-2017 she was the founder and director of an educational project for singers OperaCoast. In 2014-2016 she produced a performing programme Sing Russian commissioned by Pushkin House, the Russian cultural centre in London. Anastasia regularly coaches for Glyndebourne and National Opera Studio. She contributed to creating original English translations of Rimsky-Korsakov’s operas The Snow Maiden and The May Night by Christopher Cowell. In 2016 she founded a digital PR agency Artist Digital specialising on working with classical musicians. Her in-depth knowledge of Russian language, literature, history, and music allows her to help singers working on Russian repertoire through extensive music and language coaching.

Coaching fees:

  • Skype or Zoom session – £35/h
  • In-person, with your pianist – £40/h + travel (if applicable)
  • In-person, with our pianist – £65/h + travel + venue (if applicable)
  • Transliteration, word-to-word translation, audio guide – from £10 per text page.

To book a coaching session, please contact Anastasia on, +44 (0) 7821 761 728.