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.
Since her Carnegie Hall debut performance in 2008, Ms. Anderegg has given solo recitals in national and international venues, including Brooklyn's National Sawdust, The Arts Club of Washington, the National Museum of Colombia in Bógota, and many others across the world. As a concerto soloist, she has performed with orchestras across South America and the United States. Her three solo albums have been featured on radio programs throughout the country and noted for their “stunning virtuosity” (Fanfare Magazine), “lustrous tone” (The Strad Magazine), and “riveting listening experience” (Second Inversion). Her album "Wild Cities" was selected as a favorite of 2016 by New Music Box, and her most recent release, "Images of Brazil," was praised as “the most delightful disc of Brazilian chamber music to come along in years” (Fanfare Magazine).
Ms. Anderegg’s career is characterized by remarkable versatility. In addition to her accomplishments as a soloist, she is also a skilled orchestral musician, chamber musician and administrator. She frequently performs with the Minnesota Orchestra, and played full-time as a member of the first violin section from 2014-2015. As a chamber musician, she has performed with many of the leading artists of today. She is the artistic director of the Bridge Chamber Music Festival, which brings internationally renowned musicians to perform in Minnesota.
The search for unusual repertoire has made Ms. Anderegg a fierce advocate for new music. Since she made her New York concerto debut performing Ligeti’s Violin Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra, she has championed the artistic and emotional expression of works by 20th century and living composers. As concertmaster of the contemporary music ensemble AXIOM, she led Miller Theatre's production of Elliott Carter's opera What Next?, in a performance that was rated one of classical music's top 10 events of the year by Time Out magazine. She performed Daniel Schnyder's jazz-influenced Violin Concerto with Orchestra for the Next Century, and performed Pierre Boulez's orchestral and solo compositions under the direction of the composer at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. With her husband, the Venezuelan-American composer Reinaldo Moya, Anderegg has performed a series of original works exploring magical realism and other elements of Latin American literature and imagination. In 2019, she gave the world premiere of Moya's violin concerto at the Lakes Area Music Festival with celebrated conductor Gemma New, and has since performed the piece with the South Dakota Symphony and the Berkshire Symphony.
Anderegg holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and masters' and doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School, where her teachers included Robert Mann, Ronald Copes, and Naoko Tanaka. She is a laureate of the Corpus Christi Competition and winner of fellowships from both the McKnight Foundation and the Leonore Annenberg Fund. Her festival appearances include the Tanglewood Music Center, the National Music Festival, Music in the Vineyards, and Yellow Barn. An enthusiastic educator and mentor of young musicians, Anderegg is Associate Professor of Violin at St. Olaf College and has taught at many summer programs, including Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Sarasota Music Festival, and Brevard Music Center.
Renowned for her remarkable musicality, transparency, and the spontaneity of her pianism, Latin Grammy nominee Erika Ribeiro is a truly 21st-century artist always on the search for new performance approaches, and combining diverse styles in her playing and programming.
Winner of 10 piano competitions in Brazil - including the III Nelson Freire Competition, and awarded in more than 20, Erika has performed extensively in her native Brazil, as well as in the United States, Poland, Germany, Portugal, France, and Oman. She has played at prestigious venues such as Sala São Paulo, Theatro Municipal (Rio de Janeiro), Sala Minas Gerais, Cecilia Meireles Hall, among others. She has been a frequent guest soloist of several Brazilian orchestras, including the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Bahia Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Experimental de Repertório, Orchestra of the Radio and TV Cultura and Espírito Santo Symphony Orchestra; in Europe, she performed with the Kalisz Philharmonic (Poland) and the Gaia Philharmonic Orchestra (Portugal). As a chamber musician, Erika frequently collaborates with diverse singers and instrumentalists.
Her first solo album Erika Ribeiro (Igor Stravinsky, Hermeto Pascoal, Sofia Gubaidulina) was nominated for the LATIN GRAMMY 2022 as Best Classical Album, and was a finalist at the prestigious Brazilian "Prêmio Concerto" as Best Album of the Year. In this work, released by Rocinante Records, Erika originally transcribed pieces by Stravinsky and Pascoal for the piano, including rare pieces written by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina. In 2018, she recorded the album Images of Brazil with American violinist Francesca Anderegg on Naxos Latin American Series, consisting of rare gems of the Brazilian repertoire for violin and piano. Her new album Entre Luas with singer Tatiana Parra was just released by Maritaca Records.
Ms. Ribeiro holds a B.A and M.A in Music (University of São Paulo). Recently she finished her PhD/UNIRIO where she studied the concept of pianism and pianist-composer Egberto Gismonti. She also studied Piano at the prestigious Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin, Germany (2003-05), and chamber music at Écoles d 'Art de Fontainebleau, France (2008). She has attended music festivals in the U.S., Switzerland and France, where she received the highest honors in performance at the Fontainebleau Academy. Ms. Ribeiro is currently Piano and Chamber Music Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO).
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Friday, April 26, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM UTC
NMM Live! | Erika Ribeiro & Francesca Anderegg
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