Lauded for her “exceptional performances” and “fiery interpretation,” violinist Francesca Anderegg delivers elegant and impassioned 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. As a soloist, Anderegg has recently performed the Stravinsky Violin Concerto with the St. Olaf Orchestra, and Daniel Schnyder's Violin Concerto with Orchestra for the Next Century. As winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, she performed the Ligeti Violin Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra.
Her performances of contemporary music have led to collaborations with today’s leading composers, both in Europe and in New York. At the Lucerne Festival, she performed Pierre Boulez’s Anthèmes II for Solo Violin and Electronics, in collaboration with the Paris-based IRCAM studio. At the Lucerne Festival, she has had leading roles in works by Tristan Murail, Bruno Mantovani, Ivan Fedele, and Kaija Saariaho. At New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, she performed Shaker Loops and Road Movies by John Adams, in a concert attended by the composer. She also worked with New York Philharmonic composer-in-residence Magnus Lindberg, performing his Clarinet Quintet in several New York City venues.
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 and members of the Perlman Music Program 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 2010, Ms. Anderegg was awarded the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing Arts, a major career grant. Her debut CD with pianist Brent Funderburk was subsequently released by Albany Records in July 2012. Committed to teaching as well as performing, 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.