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Francesca Anderegg

Francesca Anderegg

violin

Through her inventive, cross-cultural programming, active composer collaborations, and elegant yet impassioned interpretations, Francesca Anderegg has earned renown as a musical explorer of the first order. "This was playing that had it all — taste, mastery, sensuality." – Norman Lebrecht, The Arts Journal.

Bio

Hailed by the New York Times for her “rich tone” and “virtuosic panache,” violinist Francesca Anderegg delivers insightful accounts of contemporary and classical music. Through her inventive programming, active composer collaborations, and precise yet impassioned interpretations, Anderegg has earned renown as a musical explorer of the first order. “This was playing that had it all — taste, mastery, sensuality.” – Norman Lebrecht, Arts Journal.

As a recitalist, Francesca Anderegg explores a personal interest in diverse musical traditions through the creation of concert programs with deep cultural and narrative threads. Upcoming concerts include performances of contemporary Latin American works drawing inspiration equally from folk heritage and the European avant-garde, traditional Russian repertoire, and a “Canciones Populares” program of works inspired by popular music ranging from jazz and blues to folk dances. With her husband, the noted Venezuelan-American composer Reinaldo Moya, Anderegg has performed a series of his original works exploring magical realism and other fascinating elements of Latin American literature and imagination.

Anderegg’s performances of contemporary music have led to collaborations with some of today’s most prominent composers. At the Lucerne Festival, she has had leading roles in works by Tristan Murail, Bruno Mantovani, Ivan Fedele, and Kaija Saariaho, and performed Pierre Boulez’s Anthèmes II for Solo Violin and Electronics in collaboration with IRCAM. At New York’s (le) Poisson Rouge, she performed John Adams’s Shaker Loops and Road Movies. She also worked with New York Philharmonic composer-in-residence Magnus Lindberg, performing his Clarinet Quintet throughout New York.

A recent highlight was a tour of Brazil, in which Anderegg performed as soloist with orchestras, taught master classes at Brazilian universities, performed in chamber music venues throughout the country, and taught at a social music project in the northeastern city of Recife at the invitation of the U.S. Consulate. Other highlights include all-Elliott Carter concerts at the Miller Theatre, festival appearances at Tanglewood and Yellow Barn, and performances with Itzhak Perlman and members of the Perlman Music Program. Anderegg has performed the Stravinsky Violin Concerto with the St. Olaf Orchestra, Daniel Schnyder’s Violin Concerto with Orchestra for the Next Century, the Ligeti Violin Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra, and has performed with orchestras throughout South America. Upcoming projects include her release of a new album of all Brazilian music with pianist Erika Ribeiro.

“Wild Cities,” Anderegg’s second album of contemporary music, was released on New Focus Recordings in 2016 to critical acclaim. Featured in the Strad Magazine and heard on radio stations across the country, the album included collaborations and commissions from contemporary composers, including Ted Hearne and Hannah Lash. “Wild Cities” earned rave reviews for its “fabulous tone” and “riveting listening experience,” and was selected as a favorite album of 2016 by New Music Box.

Anderegg holds degrees from Harvard and Juilliard, where her teachers included Robert Mann, Ronald Copes, and Naoko Tanaka. In 2016, Ms. Anderegg was awarded a McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, given to artists with a “distinctive musical voice.” She is a past recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing Arts. Committed to education and outreach as well as performing, Anderegg is a professor of violin at St. Olaf College, and has taught at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

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    Hannah Lash, Adjoining (w/ pianist Brent Funderburk)

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    Ted Hearne, Nobody’s

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    Reinaldo Moya, Imagined Archipelagos (w/ pianist Brent Funderburk)

    I. The Island of Many Calendars

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    Clint Needham, On the Road (w/ pianist Brent Funderburk)

    II. Everything ahead of me

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    Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor, K 304 (w/ pianist Brent Funderburk)

    I. Allegro

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    II. Tempo di Menuetto

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    Schubert, Rondo for Violin and Piano in B minor, D 895/Op. 70 “Rondo Brillant” (w/ pianist Brent Funderburk)

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    Perle, Triptych (w/ pianist Brent Funderburk)

    Movement II

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    Schoenberg, Phantasy for Violin and Piano, Op. 47 (w/ pianist Brent Funderburk)

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    Programs

    2018/19 Program Offerings

    Current & Recent Programs

    • 18/19 PREVIEW

      With works by Hannah Lash, Reinaldo Moya, Manuel de Falla, Ravel, Bartók, Debussy, Mozart

    • Wild Cities

      Clint Needham, Hannah Lash, Ryan Francis, Reinaldo Moya, Ted Hearne

    • Solo Echoes

      Biber, Salvatore Sciarrino, Boulez, Rodion Schedrin, Westhoff

    • Contemporary Voices from Latin America

      Revueltas, Ginastera, Lavista, Desennes, Moya

    • Spatial Reasoning

      John Luther Adams, Toru Takemitsu, Kaija Saariaho, Yannis Kyriakides, Ryan Francis

    • Concerto Offerings

      Francesca Anderegg is pleased to offer the following concerti:

      FEATURED:

      Ravel (1875-1937)
      Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra

      Stravinsky (1882-1971)
      Concerto for Violin in D major

      Prokofiev (1891-1953)
      Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63

      Shostakovich (1906-1975)
      Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor

      M. Camargo Guarnieri  (1907-1993)
      Violin Concerto No. 1

      Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
      Cuatro estaciónes porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)

      Heitor Villa-Lobos
      O Martírio dos Insetos

      Almeida Prado Cartas
      Celestas No. 8

      Leonard Bernstein
      Serenade

      John Corigliano
      “The Red Violin” Concerto

      FULL REPERTOIRE LIST:

      Mozart (1756-1791)
      Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d)
      Concerto for Violin No 4 in D major, K 218
      Concerto for Violin No 5 in A major, K 219 “Turkish”

      Beethoven (1770-1827)
      Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
      Triple Concerto

      Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
      Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64

      Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
      Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35

      Nielsen (1865-1931)
      Concerto for Violin, Op. 33

      Sibelius (1865-1957)
      Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47

      Ravel (1875-1937)
      Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra

      Bartók (1881-1945)
      Concerto for Violin No. 2, Sz 112/BB 117
      Rhapsody No. 1

      Stravinsky (1882-1971)
      Concerto for Violin in D major

      Manuel Ponce (1882-1948)
      Violin Concerto

      Prokofiev (1891-1953)
      Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19
      Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63

      Shostakovich (1906-1975)
      Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor

      M. Camargo Guarnieri  (1907-1993)
      Violin Concerto No. 1
      Chôro

      Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
      Cuatro estaciónes porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)

      Ligeti (1923-2006)
      Concerto for Violin (1992)

      Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
      Fratres for Solo Violin, String Orchestra and Percussion

      Magnus Lindberg (b. 1958)
      Violin Concerto

      Daniel Schnyder (b. 1961)
      Violin Concerto

      Samuel Barber
      Violin Concerto

      Heitor Villa-Lobos
      O Martírio dos Insetos

      Almeida Prado Cartas
      Celestas No. 8

      Leonard Bernstein
      Serenade

      John Corigliano
      “The Red Violin” Concerto

    Projects & Collaborations

    Letras Sonoras
    Francesca Anderegg/Reinaldo Moya

    Tour of Brazil
    Francesca Anderegg/Erika Ribeiro

    Violin Concerto Commission
    Francesca Anderegg/Reinaldo Moya

    Additional Offerings

    • Pre-concert talk by composer Reinaldo Moya

      Reinaldo Moya will discuss his inspirations and influences as a composer, and his approach to writing orchestral music. He will also situate the violin concerto within the broader context of contemporary Latin American music.

    • Lecture/Demonstration

      Francesca Anderegg will present a lecture/demonstration about her recital repertoire, delving into the historical context of the works and performing excerpts from them. Geared towards music students and music lovers of all kinds, special topics to be ...

    • Composer Readings

      Francesca Anderegg will meet with student composers to read and record their works. An invaluable part of any composer's training, these readings and recordings will inform composition students' understanding of the rich history of violin writing and h...

    • Master Classes & Chamber Coachings

      Francesca's teaching expertise, honed at prestigious institutions St. Olaf College and Interlochen Center for the Arts, is available through master classes and chamber coachings. Francesca's training and experience as a soloist and chamber musician tea...