Born in Italy, Ana Chumachenco began learning the violin at the age of four with her father. As an early child, she then took classes with master Ljerko Spiller in Buenos Aires – where she lived until she was seventeen. In 1963, when she was only 18, she flew to Europe where she perfected her skills – and won the gold medal at the Carl Flesch Competition in London. In the same years, she won silver at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and took lessons from Yehudi Menuhin, Joseph Szigeti and Sandor Vegh.
Ana Chumachenco quickly discovered that she had a real vocation for the teaching of music. She has taught many students and given numerous master classes, while continuing to play regularly all in the world. She is currently head of violin teaching at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich.
Ana Chumachenco is also regularly invited to sit on the jury of the Jean Sibelius competition in Helsinki and the Queen Elisabeth competition in Brussels.