Anastasia Petanova began to play the flute at age four and she gave her first public performance at five. In 1990, she entered the Central Music School of the Moscow State Conservatory where she studied with the celebrated teacher Uriy N. Dolzhikov, professor at the Moscow State Conservatory.
Ms. Petanova has performed in major concert halls in Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union as well as in France, Austria, Great Britain, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Germany, US, and Canada. For many years, Ms. Petanova collaborated as a soloist with the Russian State Chamber Orchestra “Moscow Virtuosi" directed and conducted by Vladimir Spivakov, who has also invited her to perform with the legendary Russian National Orchestra in Russia and abroad. She was also chosen to perform for the former president of Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, during his visit to Paris, France in 2001 and she performed for the UNESCO members at a private concert in Paris later the same year.
In April 2004, Ms. Petanova was awarded a flute crafted by Brannen Brothers, Inc. as a special gift from the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation. She was invited to perform on it for the first time in the Residence of Russian Ambassador in Washington, D.C.
After completing her Bachelors of Music Degree in Flute Performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music as a full scholarship and a Grant recipient, Ms. Petanova was chosen to be the first flutist to enter a prestigious Artist Diploma program at Peabody where she continues her studies at the present time with the renowned flutist Marina Piccinini.