Hailed by the New York Times for her “rich tone” and “virtuosic panache,” violinist Francesca Anderegg delivers insightful accounts of contemporary and classical music. Through her inventive programming, active composer collaborations, and precise yet impassioned interpretations, Anderegg has earned renown as a musical explorer of the first order. "This was playing that had it all — taste, mastery, sensuality." – Norman Lebrecht, The Arts Journal. A recent highlight was a tour of Brazil, in which Anderegg performed as soloist with orchestras, taught master classes at Brazilian universities, performed recitals throughout the country, and taught at a social music project in Recife at the invitation of the U.S. Consulate. Past highlights include recitals at the Arts Club of Washington, DC, all-Elliott Carter concerts at the Miller Theatre, performances with Itzhak Perlman and members of the Perlman Music Program, and more. Upcoming projects include the release of her second album “Wild Cities” on New Focus Recordings in July 2016, and a tour of Argentina and Uruguay in June as soloist with the St. Olaf Orchestra.
Anderegg holds degrees from Harvard and Juilliard, where her teachers included Robert Mann, Ronald Copes, and Naoko Tanaka. 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. Committed to education and outreach as well as performing, Anderegg is currently on the violin faculty at St. Olaf College, and teaches every summer at Interlochen Center for the Arts.