Francesca Anderegg
violinist
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Hailed by The New York Times for her “rich tone” and “virtuosic panache,” violinist FRANCESCA ANDEREGG consistently delivers insightful performances of both classical and contemporary scores. Through her inventive programming, active composer collaborations and precise, yet impassioned interpretations, she has earned renown as a musical explorer of the first order.

As a soloist, Francesa Anderegg has performed a wide variety of traditional and contemporary violin concerti with orchestras throughout the United States and South America. Following her 2008 Carnegie Hall debut, she has been presented in recital in distinguished national and international venues, among them The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Brooklyn’s National Sawdust, The Arts Club of Washington, Chicago Symphony Center and Bógata’s Museo Nacional de Colombia. Ms. Anderegg’s festival appearances include the Tanglewood Music Center, National Music Festival, California’s Music in the Vineyards, Sarasota Music Festival and Yellow Barn in Vermont.

Francesca Anderegg is also active in the recording studio, and her albums have been featured on radio programs throughout the United States and noted for “stunning virtuosity” (Fanfare Magazine), “lustrous tone” (The Strad Magazine) and “riveting listening experience” (Second Inversion). “Wild Cities” was selected as a favorite of 216 by New Music Box, and her most recent release, “Images of Brazil,” won praise as “the most delightful disc of Brazilian chamber music to come along in years” (Fanfare Magazine).

The continual search for unusual repertoire has made Francesca Anderegg a fierce advocate for new music. Since her 2007 New York City concerto debut in Ligeti’s Violin Concerto with The Juilliard Orchestra, she has championed the works of 20th Century and living composers. She performed Daniel Schnyder’s jazz-influenced Violin Concerto with Orchestra for the Next Century and played 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, she has presented a series of his original works exploring magical realism and other fascinating elements of Latin American literature and imagination. In collaboration with the celebrated conductor Gemma New, Ms. Anderegg gave the August 2019 world premiere of Moya’s violin concerto, Vestida de Mar, commissioned for her by Greenwood Music Camp and the Lakes Area Music Festival.

Francesca Anderegg holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and earned both master’s 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 International String Competition, the Second Place winner of The American Prize Instrumental Soloists Competition (Professional Division) and recipient of fellowships from both the McKnight Foundation and the Leonore Annenberg Fund. An enthusiastic educator and mentor of young musicians, Ms. Anderegg has been a guest teacher at universities throughout the United States and abroad and has taught at Michigan’s Interlochen Center for the Arts. Currently, she is Associate Professor of Violin at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

www.francescaanderegg.com

BACH, J.S.

Concerto #1 in a, BWV 1041
Concerto in d for 2 Violins, BWV 1043
Concerto in c for Oboe & Violin, BWV 1060r

BARBER

Concerto, Op. 14

BARTÓK

Concerto #2 (1938)
Rhapsody #1

BEETHOVEN

Concerto in D, Op. 61
Concerto in C, Op. 56 (“Triple”)

BERG

Chamber Concerto for Violin, Piano & 13 Wind Instruments

BOULOGNE, Joseph

Concerto #9 in G, Op. 8

BRAHMS

Concerto in a, Op. 102 (“Double”)

BRITTEN

Concerto in d, Op. 15

BRUCH

Concerto #2 in d, Op. 44

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR

Concerto in g, Op. 80

GINASTERA

Pampeana #1

GUARNIERI

Concerto #1

JANÁČEK

Concerto (“Pilgrimage of the Soul”)

KABALEVSKY

Concerto in C, Op. 48

KORNGOLD

Concerto  in D, Op. 35

LIGETI

Concerto (1992)

MENDELSSOHN

Concerto in d for Violin & Strings
Concerto in e, Op. 64
Concerto in d for Violin, Piano & Strings

MOYA, Reinaldo

Vestida de Mar (A Violin Concerto)

MOZART

Concerto #4 in D, K. 218
Concerto #5 in A, K. 219
Sinfonia concertante in E-flat, K. 364

NIELSEN

Concerto, Op. 33

PIAZZOLLA

Cuatro estaciónes porteñas (“The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires”)

PONCE, Manuel

Concerto (1943)

PROKOFIEV

Concerto #2 in g, Op. 63

RAVEL

Tzigane (1924)

SCHNYDER, Daniel

Concerto (1997)

SHOSTAKOVICH

Concerto #1 in a, Op. 99

SIBELIUS

Concerto in d, Op. 47
4 Humoresques, Op. 89

STILL, William Grant

Suite

STRAVINSKY

Concerto in D (1931)

SZYMANOWSKI

Concerto #1, Op. 35

TCHAIKOVSKY

Concerto in D, Op. 35

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

The Lark Ascending

VIVALDI

The Four Seasons, Op. 8
Concerto in a for 2 Violins, RV 522

WALTON

Concerto (1938-39)

 

CLARKE, Rebecca 2 Poems for String Quartet
DVORÁK Piano Trio #4 in e, Op. 90 (“Dumky”)
FRANK, Gabriela Lena Four Folk Songs for Piano Trio (2012)
HAYDN Piano Trio #39 in G, , Hob. XV:25 (“Gypsy”)
MENDELSSOHN, Fanny Piano Trio in d, Op. 11
MERCURY/Buc Bohemian Rhapsody (piano trio)
MONTGOMERY, Jessie Strum (string quartet)
PRICE, Florence String Quartet #1 in G
SCHUBERT Piano Trio #2 in E-flat, Op. 100
SHAW, Caroline Entr’Acte (string quartet)
TURINA Circulo, Op. 91 (piano trio)
Great Mozart Piano Work

“IMAGES OF BRAZIL”

Guerra-Peixe: Three Pieces for Violin & Piano
Guarnieri: Violin Sonata #4
Freire: Três canções
Villa-Lobos/Averbach: O Martírio dos Insetos
Aguiar: Meloritmias #4
Villani-Côrtes: Aguas Claras
Gnattali: Flor da Noite
with Erika Ribeiro, pianist

NAXOS: 8.573923 (2018)

Spanish Rhapsody

“WILD CITIES”

Francis: Remix (2004)
Lash: Adjoining (2015)
Needham: On the Road (2013)
Hearne: Nobody’s (2010)
Moya: Imagined Archipelagos (2012)
with Brent Funderburk, pianist

New Focus Recordings: FCR168 (2016)

Spanish Rhapsody

“FRANCESCA ANDEREGG”

Mozart: Violin Sonata #21 in e, K. 304
Schoenberg: Phantasy, Op. 47
Perle: Triptych
Schubert: Rondo in b, Op. 70, D. 895
Carter: Four Lauds for Solo Violin
with Brent Funderburk, pianist

Albany Records: TROY1361 (2012)

The soloist was Francesca Anderegg, who made this dauntingly tricky work [Ligeti Violin Concerto] sound easy, starting with the microtonal anarchy of the first movement, with its clashing metric layers that echo the polyphony of Mr. Ligeti’s extraordinary études. Ms. Anderegg played the dark, mournfully lyrical second movement with rich tone and Sashko Gawriloff’s virtuosic cadenza with panache.

THE NEW YORK TIMES 

The American violinist Francesca Anderegg and Brazilian pianist Erika Ribeiro have created a delightful panorama of the music of our country, entitled ‘Images of Brazil’ and distributed internationally by Naxos. Anderegg plays in tune, with precision, and has a solid technique and pleasant sonority, to which Ribeiro’s fine pianism makes an excellent counterpoint. If you still give CDs for Christmas, this would be my choice for 2018.

CONCERTO MAGAZINE (Brazil)

Flor da Noite (or Night Flower) by Radamés Gnattali is one of the sweetest encore pieces I know. Written in 1938 it is an arrangement of a traditional song from Bahía, adapted for the violin and piano. Gnattali utilizes Debussyan harmonies to accompany the violin’s free, lyrical line, with a touch of Latin lark ascending at the close. It is indicative of the hidden treasures these thoughtful musicians have unearthed for this recital [‘Images of Brazil’]. Francesca Anderegg is an extremely good violinist with a taste in uncommon repertoire. Here she plays with the highly sympathetic Brazilian pianist Erika Ribiero, and it is clear how much enjoyment they get from the program. Their enjoyment is infectious, resulting in the most delightful disc of Brazilian chamber music to come along in years.

FANFARE

 ‘Images of Brazil’ is one of those discs you’d be tempted to overlook: seven works by seven different composers and played (very well) by performers who aren’t household names. I dismissed it initially, but that was a mistake. It just goes to show that you can’t judge a CD by its cover. You’ve got to listen. All that remains to be said is that violinist Francesca Anderegg and pianist Erika Ribeiro play all of the music with the same care and loving attention to detail that obviously went into choosing the program. You can audition the whole thing through at a sitting or take it in bits. Either way, you surely will enjoy this hour of vibrant, songful, alternatively spiky and spicy music that’s consistently captivating and worth your attention. Fine sonics too.

CLASSICS TODAY

America got a new orchestra last night [headline]
It’s the Orchestra for a New Century, formed and conducted by Gary Schneider. We wish it full steam ahead. Not only was the program the orchestra’s debut, it provided the U.S. premiere of the Violin Concerto (1997) by the Swiss-born American composer Daniel Schnyder, featuring the altogether remarkable Francesca Anderegg as soloist. His concerto is a gorgeous thing. It was clear that all forces had worked very hard on Mr. Schnyder’s concerto, and their commitment made the hearing of this work one of the most memorable experiences this listener has enjoyed thus far this year. All one could say regarding Ms. Anderegg was brava, diva. This was playing that had it all–taste, mastery, sensuality.

ARTSJOURNAL (Norman Lebrecht)

Recitals don’t come more appealingly designed than this one by violinist Francesca Anderegg. Engineer extraordinaire Judith Sherman, working at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, has given the recording a luminous sheen in a program that many will want to explore again and again.

THE JUILLIARD JOURNAL

Francesca Anderegg’s ‘Wild Cities’ is haunted by the American dream, a dream of perpetual travel on an endless open road. Through it all, Anderegg’s playing is crisp and eloquent, adapting seamlessly to the diverse natures of the five pieces.

Q2 MUSIC

As a sense of disarray and fragmentation mounts in the world of contemporary music, Francesca Anderegg’s ‘Wild Cities’ delivers a refreshingly optimistic sense of the future, full of adventure and possibility.

SECOND INVERSION

 Violinist Francesca Anderegg and pianist Brett Funderburk are newly minted professional soloists who are presenting their first recording. As Anderegg states in her notes, she designed this program to show the ways in which Schoenberg, Perle and Carter share the lyricism and expressivity of Mozart and Schubert. Anderegg and Funderburk have given us a disc of great interest for those who love the Viennese tradition.

FANFARE

10/19/2023 (7pm)

CONVERSE WIND ENSEMBLE (Spartanburg, SC)

Arthur Haecker, conductor
Twichell Auditorium, Converse University

Moya: Vestida e Mar

10/20/2023 (5:30pm)

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA (Athens)

Ramsey Recital Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center

Mozart: Violin Sonata #32
Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole
Janácek: Violin Sonata
Still: Suite for Violin & Piano
with Liza Stepanova, pianist

11/5/2023 (3pm)

MUSIC ON THE HILL (Mankato, MN)

Trinity Chapel, Bethany Lutheran College

Frank: Four Folk Songs for Trio
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody
Dvorák: Piano Trio #4
with Richard Belcher, cellist
Matthew McCright, pianist

11/13/2023 (12pm)

11/13/2023 (12pm)

Barbara Woodward Lips Atrium, Charlton Building

Frank: Four Folk Songs for Trio
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody
Dvorák: Piano Trio #4
with Richard Belcher, cellist
Matthew McCright, pianist

1/19/2024 (11am-12pm)

KANSAS PUBLIC RADIO

live interview and performance
Pisendel: Sonata for Violin Solo
Still: Violin Suite
with Regina Tanujaya, pianist

1/20/2024 (7:30pm)

TOPEKA SYMPHONY (KS)

Kyle Wiley Pickett, conductor
White Concert Hall, Washburn University

Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

3/3/2024 (2:15pm)

THE MORTON ARBORETUM (Lisle, IL)

Arbor Room, Thornhill Education Center

J.S. Bach: Violin Sonata #2
J.S. Bach: Violin Partita #2
J.S. Bach: Violin Partita #3

3/10/2024 (3:30pm)

ST. OLAF ORCHESTRA (Northfield, MN)

Chung Park, conductor
Skoglund Auditorium, St. Olaf College

Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

4/25/2024 (7:30pm)

AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (Sioux Falls, SD)

Hamre Recital Hall, Humanities Building

Duo-Recital with Erika Ribeiro, pianist
“Images of Brazil”
Costa/Ribeiro & Anderegg: Samba pro Rafa
Freire/Ribeiro & Anderegg: Choro na chuva
Freire/Ribeiro & Anderegg: Espiral
Mehmari/Ribeiro & Anderegg: Viola Sonata
Gnattali: Flute Sonata
Gismonti/Ribeiro & Anderegg:Festa no Carmo
Gismonti: Navegador de Silêcios
Raele: Onde o Verso
Raele: Quando inverso
Assad: The Last Song

4/26/2024 (12pm)

NATIONAL MUSIC MUSEUM (Vermillion, SD)

Hamre Recital Hall, Humanities Building

Duo-Recital with Erika Ribeiro, pianist
“Images of Brazil”
Costa/Ribeiro & Anderegg: Samba pro Rafa
Freire/Ribeiro & Anderegg: Choro na chuva
Freire/Ribeiro & Anderegg: Espiral
Mehmari/Ribeiro & Anderegg: Viola Sonata
Gnattali: Flute Sonata
Gismonti/Ribeiro & Anderegg:Festa no Carmo
Gismonti: Navegador de Silêcios
Raele: Onde o Verso
Raele: Quando inverso
Assad: The Last Song

4/29/2024 (7:30pm)

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (Minneapolis)

Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall, School of Music

Duo-Recital with Erika Ribeiro, pianist
“Images of Brazil”
Costa/Ribeiro & Anderegg: Samba pro Rafa
Freire/Ribeiro & Anderegg: Choro na chuva
Freire/Ribeiro & Anderegg: Espiral
Mehmari/Ribeiro & Anderegg: Viola Sonata
Gnattali: Flute Sonata
Gismonti/Ribeiro & Anderegg:Festa no Carmo
Gismonti: Navegador de Silêcios
Raele: Onde o Verso
Raele: Quando inverso
Assad: The Last Song

Moya: Vestida de Mar (A Violin Concerto) - world premiere (highlights)
Lakes Area Music Festival Orchestra (MN)
Gemma New, conductor
August 11, 2019

Janáček: Violin Sonata #3
Nicola Melville, pianist
St. John’s Lutheran Church (Northfield, MN)
2020

Ravel: Tzigane
St. Olaf Orchestra
Steven Amundson, conductor
Teatro El Círculo (Rosario, Argentina)
2016

Mozart: Violin Sonata #32 in B-flat, K. 454 (mvt. II: Andante)
Erika Ribeiro, pianist
Fundação Maria Luiza & Oscar Americano (São Paulo, Brazil)
2015

J.S. Bach: Violin Sonata in b, BWV 1014 (mvt. III: Andante)
James Bobb, harpsichordist
2018

Adams: Road Movies (mvt. III: 40% Swing)
Yael Manor, pianist
audio only, 2012

Elgar: Salut d’amour, Op. 12
Brent Funderburk, pianist
Paul Recital Hall, The Juilliard School (NYC)
2012

Schubert: Rondo in b, D. 895
Brent Funderburk, pianist
Studio recording (Albany) 2012