Violinist Francesca Anderegg joined Ariel Artists this May, bringing with her a deep passion for contemporary and traditional classical music and an impressive history of respected solo work and collaborations.
Praised for her “rich tone” and “virtuosic panache” by the New York Times and commended for her “astonishing assurance” by the Chicago Sun-Times, the young musician is already well recognized as a rising star in the contemporary classical world.
Anderegg’s New York debut was in 2007, when she performed the Ligeti Violin Concerto with the Julliard Orchestra. The New York Times lauded this performance for its “dark, mournful tone”. Anderegg often serves as the concertmaster of contemporary music ensemble AXIOM, and with them led the Miller Theatre’s performance of Elliott Carter’s opera “What Next?,” winning a place on Time Out New York’s top ten classical music events list for 2007.
Based in Minnesota, Anderegg travels frequently and is an active participant in the New York City music scene. She celebrated her Carnegie Hall debut in 2008, performing in Weill Recital Hall as a participant in the Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop series with Pamela and Claude Frank. She also regularly performs with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and has appeared at major classical venues throughout the city and the United States, as both a soloist and a chamber musician.
Anderegg’s contemporary music performances have also led to impressive collaborations with leading classical musicians in both the United States and Europe. At the Lucerne Festival in 2009, she performed Pierre Boulez’s “Anthèmes II” for Solo Violin and Electronics in collaboration with the Paris-based IRCAM studio. At the Lucerne Festival, she has had leading roles in works by Tristain Murail, Bruno Mantovani, Ivan Fedele, and Kaija Saariaho. At New York’s (le) poisson rouge, she has performed works by John Adams and Magnus Lindberg in concerts attended by the composers.
Anderegg holds a BA from Harvard University, as well as Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The Juilliard School, where she worked with Ronald Copes. Her former teachers have included Robert Mann, Naoko Tanaka, Lynn Chang, and Betty-Jean Hagen. In 2010, Anderegg was awarded the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing Arts, a major career grant. Her solo debut CD, containing music 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, and is Assistant Professor of Violin at St. Olaf College.
Ariel Artists is honored to be working with Anderegg, and we encourage you to visit the website for exciting news and performance dates as our 2013-2014 events calendar grows!