Anna has completed a Bachelor of Music Performance at the University Mozarteum, where she studied with Astrid Sulz, Michael Tomasi and Heidi Litschauer. She has attended master classes with Detlef Mielke, Michael Beckmann and Reinhard Latzko.
Whilst in Austria, Anna performed throughout Europe with a variety of orchestras and ensembles including the Vienna Youth Orchestra and the Salzburg Chamber Soloists. She was a member of the Dommusik (Salzburg Cathedral ensemble) and performed at the Salzburg Festival with her quartet.
Anna is a founding member of Double Standard, a cello and guitar duo that specialises in jazz standards. She also teaches students from the very young, to the very young-at-heart at her home studio in Manly. Anna is currently undertaking her Master’s of Baroque Cello at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, under the tutelage of Danny Yeadon, whilst concurrently researching the Jewish Culture League orchestra of Nazi Germany.
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A member of
- Acacia Quartet
- Double Standard – jazz duo performing vintage jazz & popular tunes from the 30s, 40s and 50s
We asked Anna a few questions
- How old were you when you decided to be a musician and what led you the instrument(s) you now play? I was 9 when I began piano lessons and began cello one year later. I actually wanted to play the double bass but my mum refused to even consider that, saying we’d need a bigger car just to transport it! She had started cello as an adult beginner one year earlier so my first experience with the cello was trying her enormous full size. I was so excited to get one my size!
- When you’re not rehearsing/performing/teaching, where are you most likely to be? With my 3year old daughter doing craft or baking, or at our local coffee shop.
- After you finish a concert, what is the first drink you want to have in your hand? I’m not a big drinker but am happy with a glass of white.
- If there weren’t external factors involved, how long do you think a concert should go for? I too like a one hour concert. I find my concentration wanes after that!
- When should we clap? I find it disturbs the mood we’ve created if the audience claps between movements, although if a movement ends with a particular bang and the audience erupts spontaneously, that can be encouraging.
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