ARCM, Artist Dip (Hons) - Tel Aviv Music Academy
Romanian- Israeli- British violinist, winner of the prestigious Francois Shapira, Israel and Mozart Memorial Prizes, England, Ani Schnarch is internationally regarded as one of the most exciting and versatile violinists of her generation.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Ani started performing at the age of seven. In 1974 she moved to Israel and continued her studies with Dr Felix Andrievsky at the
Samuel Rubin Music Academy, Tel Aviv University, with whom she also studied later at the Royal College of Music, London.
Among Ani Schnarch's recital performances have been a highly acclaimed programme of Bartok and Ysaye at the South Bank and her Wigmore Hall debut in
1989, where she was invited to return numerous times. Ani has broadcast for radio and television and on the web in Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Norway,
Romania, the US and on BBC3 including a unique series of all Bartok's works for violin and piano. In concerto, Ani has appeared with major orchestras worldwide
and at the main venues in England, France, Israel, Italy, Norway, Romania, Spain, the USA, Russia and in the Far East, in China, Japan and Singapore. She has
played at the Bath, Bergen, Bowdoin, Lake District, Moscow, Singapore and Windsor Festivals, to mention but a few.
In addition to her busy concert schedule, Ani is in great demand as a professor of violin at the Royal College of Music, London, gives master classes in Europe,
Asia, USA, Canada and Israel, and has been a Juror of numerous International Violin Competitions. She is one of the founders and faculty member of the
internationally renown Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse, Israel and the Artistic Director of New Virtuosi Mastercourse and Festivals in UK and Italy.
Professor Ani Schnarch plays an Italian violin by GB Guadagnini, made in Piacenza c1745, the Elizabeth Hutchinson Bequest, on generous loan from the
Royal College of Music.