Violinist Francesca Anderegg joined Ariel Artists this May, bringing with her a deep passion for contemporary and traditional classical music and an impressive slate of elegant solo work and collaborations.

“All one could say regarding Ms. Anderegg was brava, diva. This was playing that had it all — taste, mastery, sensuality.” – Norman Lebrecht, SLIPPED DISC  (watch the performance Lebrecht praised, of Daniel Schnyder’s Violin Concerto,  here.) 

“[Francesca Anderegg] made this dauntingly tricky work sound easy, starting with the microtonal anarchy of the first movement, with its clashing metric layers that echo the polyphony of Mr. Ligeti’s extraordinary études. Ms. Anderegg played the dark, mournfully lyrical second movement with rich tone and Sashko Gawriloff’s virtuosic cadenza with panache.”  – Vivien Schweitzer, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Anderegg’s exceptional talent and musicianship have led her to the Lucerne Festival, where 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 the Paris-based IRCAM studio; to New York’s (le) poisson rouge, where she has performed works by John Adams and Magnus Lindberg in concerts attended by the composers; and to collaborations with leading musicians of the new music scene. Anderegg also often serves as the concertmaster of contemporary music ensemble AXIOM,whom she led in Miller Theatre’s acclaimed performance of Elliott Carter’s opera “What Next?”

In 2010, Anderegg was awarded the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing Arts, a major career grant. Her solo debut CD, with works by Elliott Carter, George Perle, and Arnold Schoenberg, was released by Albany Records in July 2012. She is on the violin faculty of Interlochen Arts Camp, is Assistant Professor of Violin at St. Olaf College and holds degrees from Harvard University, as well as Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The Juilliard School, where she worked with Ronald Copes. Former teachers have included Robert Mann, Naoko Tanaka, Lynn Chang, and Betty-Jean Hagen.

In the coming fall, Anderegg will tour the Mid Atlantic states with her recital program, Canciones Populares, with works by Ravel, De Falla, Gershwin and Bartók, and will also be offering masterclasses and chamber coachings.   We’ve just finalized her 14/15 programs, and encourage you to check out these and all her other materials on her page on the Ariel website and on her website,

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Posted on July 16th, 2013 by Emily Motherwell

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