Ani SCHNARCH

ARCM, Artist Dip (Hons) - Tel Aviv Music Academy

Violin

Romanian- Israeli- British violinist, winner of the prestigious Francois Shapira and Mozart Memorial Prizes, 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 Felix Andrievsky, 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 Purcell Room 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 such as Israeli Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Jerusalem Chamber, Haifa Symphony, Israel Simfonietta, Oslo Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Malaga Symphony, Seville Symphony, Cameratta Strumentale di Milan, London Bach, Covent Garden Chamber, Moscovia Chamber, etc. at the main venues in Austria, England, France, Israel, Italy, Norway, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, the USA and Russia. She has played at the Bath, Bergen, Bowdoin, Lake District, Moscow 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 Masterclasses in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Israel, and has been a Juror of numerous International Violin Competitions. She is one of the founders and faculty member of the internationally renowned Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse, Israel.

"The account was strivingly note-perfect, full of drive, energy and outstandingly rich sonority…" - The Strad
"Thrillingly uninhibited approach to Bartok's First Violin Rhapsody and Second Sonata: pungent, fiery, securely controlled" - Financial Times

"Brahms's Violin Concerto received a memorable performance from Ani Schnarch who established a wide range of moods, most notably of which for me was a spell of gentle intimacy of the second movement: an extended, loving meditation" The Times, London

Professor Ani Schnarch plays an Italian violin by GB Guadigni, made in Piacenza c. 1745, the Elizabeth Hutchinson Bequest, on generous loan from the Royal College of Music.