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Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti

Artistic Consultant

A fierce advocate of contemporary music, Brooklyn-based violist Anne Lanzilotti has distinguished herself premiering solo and chamber music works by many leading composers, including Timo Andres, Dai Fujikura, Ted Hearne, and Andrew Norman throughout Europe and the United States. Lanzilotti’s recently launched online project Shaken Not Stuttered demonstrates extended techniques for strings used in Norman’s orchestral and chamber works. She has performed with renowned new music ensembles Alarm Will Sound, the Azure Ensemble, Ensemble Interface, Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL Alumni, Ensemble Signal, Soloistenensemble Kaleidoskop, and with computer music engineers from IRCAM Paris. Pierre Boulez, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Simon Rattle, and Michael Tilson Thomas are among the conductors she has worked with as an orchestral musician. She was co-Principal violist of the New World Symphony. Lanzilotti performed with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, during which time she premiered many new works for orchestra at the international new music festivals MaerzMusik and Ultraschall, and recorded works by Wagner and Janáček for the Dutch Label PentaTone. In addition to classical performance, Lanzilotti has performed on the Tonight Show and on tour with bands such as She & Him and DeVotchka.

A passionate Teaching Artist, Lanzilotti is on the faculty at NYU Steinhardt. She is a co-founder and Artistic Consultant for Kalikolehua — El Sistema Hawai‘i, a free orchestra program for underserved youth. Abroad, Lanzilotti has given master classes and taught at the annual summer music festival of the Asociacion National de Conciertos, and as a member of the Camerata of the Americas in Panama, as well as at Al Kamanjati Music School in Ramallah. She is also on the faculty at the Wintergreen Performing Arts Academy in Virginia.

Lanzilotti is an active doctoral candidate at The Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Karen Ritscher. She began her string studies with Hiroko Primrose, a renowned pedagogue and protégé of Shinichi Suzuki. Other mentors have included Peter Slowik at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Jesse Levine at the Yale School of Music, and Wilfried Strehle (Solo-Viola, Berliner Philharmoniker) in Berlin. Lanzilotti performs on a 1970 Peresson viola. She is a native of Hawai‘i.