Violinist Francesca Anderegg graduated from Harvard University in 2005. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School, where she also received a Master’s in Violin Performance. Her former teachers have included Robert Mann, Nicholas Mann, Ronald Copes, Naoko Tanaka, Lynn Chang and Betty-Jean Hagen. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Violin at St. Olaf College, and teaches at Interlochen Center for the Arts in the summers.
Lauded for her “exceptional performances” and “fiery interpretation,” Ms. Anderegg delivers sensational accounts of contemporary and classical music. Her playing has been praised by the New York Times for its “dark, mournful tone” and “virtuosic panache.” She has collaborated with the leading musicians of the concert stage, and regularly performs throughout the United States.
Anderegg recently performed the Stravinsky Violin Concerto with the St. Olaf Orchestra, and was the featured soloist on the orchestra's 2016 tour to Argentina and Uruguay. As winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, she performed the Ligeti Violin Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra.
A versatile musician, Ms. Anderegg is equally at home as a soloist and chamber music artist. Her chamber music credits include performances with Itzhak Perlman in major venues throughout the country, for which the Chicago Sun-Times praised her “astonishing assurance.” In 2008, she had her Carnegie Hall debut, performing in Weill Recital Hall as a participant in the Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop series with Pamela and Claude Frank.
In 2016, Ms. Anderegg was awarded a McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, given to artists with a "distinctive musical voice." She is a past recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing Arts. Her debut CD, with pianist Brent Funderburk, was released by Albany Records in 2012, and her second album of contemporary American music, "Wild Cities," will be released in July 2016. She is represented by Ariel Artists (www.arielartists.com).