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RIANA ANTHONY

USA

  • date of birth: January 31, 1993
  • studied at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings and Bienen School of Music at the Northwestern University, with Prof. Hans Jørgen Jensen and Julie Albers;
  • performed with the Brussels Philharmonic, Shanghai City Symphony Orchestra, MuCH Ensemble;
  • performed chamber music in halls such as Victoria Hall in Geneva, Fondation Louis Vuitton, the Royal Palace in Belgium and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris;
  • most recent festival appearances include Keuka Lake Music Festival, Académie musicale de Villecroze, Domaine Forget, Seiji Ozawa International Academy, Waterloo Festival, Tibor Varga Festival in Sion, Rome Chamber Music Festival, and Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.

Prizes: Laureate of Samuel and Elinor Thaviu Competition, the Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation Competition and Viva Hall Cello Competition

Program:

First Round

Piatti Caprice Op. 25 No. 8

Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major Hob. VIIb/1

Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat major Op. 70

Second Round

Brahms Cello Sonata

Kodály Sonata in B minor for Solo Cello Op. 8, first movement

Popper Spinning Song Op. 55

Semifinal

Enescu Cello Sonata No. 2 in C major Op. 26

Prokofiev Cello Sonata in C major Op. 119

Final

Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85