Anne Andersen
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Member Since: September 12, 2017
Last Visit:May 28, 2019
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Anne Andersen

Praised for her "passionate playing" and "precise execution" (The Strad), violinist-composer Anne Sophie Andersen is an unusually diverse artist seeking to explore music from a variety of angles. One of Ms. Andersen’s greatest passions is performing and promoting works by living composers, and she frequently collaborates with composers in the US as well as her native region of Scandinavia

Ms. Andersen is the board leader and a faculty member of the festival “New Music for Strings” which celebrated its opening season in August 2016. Taking place biennially—in Ms Andersen’s native city of Aarhus, Denmark on even years, and in New York on odd years—the festival is centered around the creation of new music for strings. Among the faculty are members of the Emerson Quartet as well as internationally recognized Scandinavian artists.

Anne Sophie Andersen holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in violin and the Master of Arts degree in composition from Stony Brook University (NY). She is the recipient of the 2017 Samuel Baron Prize, awarded biennially by Stony Brook University in recognition of an exceptional young musician.