Sony Classical presents its debut album from charismatic cellist Anastasia Kobekina, to be released on February 2, 2024. The “unrivalled musician” (Le Figaro) known for her fearless musicianship and “almost overwhelming sincerity” (The Strad) presents an eclectic concept album exploring her own multifaceted relationship to the city of Venice.

Venice, which showcases many sides of Kobekina’s artistry, draws listeners away from the lugubrious gondoliers and carnival masks that have provided our standard musical image of Venice. ‘Venice feels not just a city but an idea, a character in itself,’ says the cellist; ‘or maybe it presents a different character to each of us. It asks questions of you, fires your imagination.’

Acting as the first single from the album, Gabriel Fauré's “Les berceaux, Op. 23, No. 1” takes you on the first step of your personal journey to discover your very own Venice.

Listen to the single and pre-order the album here.