Anton Zemlyanichenko was born in Tolyatti in Central Russia. He studied the violin at the age of six and entered the Tolyatti College of the Arts majoring in viola in 1993. After winning second prize in the International Viola Competition in Moscow he entered the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory to study with Professor Yuri Bashmet. Anton Zemlyanichenko has had extensive experience performing as viola soloist. He has also performed as an orchestral musician with the Russian National Orchestra, the Philharmonia of the Nations, the Orchestra of Patras in Greece, the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and the Macao Orchestra. He has been a member of City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong since 2015.