Adele Anthony’s bio, discography, gallery and concert schedule
Adele Anthony, Violin
Since her triumph at Denmark’s 1996 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition Anthony has enjoyed an acclaimed and expanding international career with a performance schedule that includes both solo appearances and chamber music performances around the world. Her performances have included concertos with Houston, San Diego, Seattle and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the NDR Orchestra Hannover, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and in her native Australia performances with all six symphony orchestras.
Her recent recitals included the complete works of Bach for solo violin. She also performs regularly in duo recital with her husband, Gil Shaham. In 2008 they collaborated in concerts in the United States and Spain marking the centenary of the death of Spanish violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate. The Lincoln Centre concert in New York was broadcast nationally on PBS. Most recently she joined him and other friends and colleagues for a series of Brahms chamber concerts at Carnegie's Zankel Hall.
An active recording artist, Ms. Anthony’s recent work includes two releases with the International Sejong Soloists: “Vivaldi: The Four Seasons” (Naxos), released in 2006, and “Sejong plays ‘Ezawen’” (Albany Records) released in 2003. Her recording of the Philip Glass Violin Concerto with Takuo Yuasa and the Ulster Orchestra, also on Naxos, came out in 2000, following an earlier all-Schubert album from the same label. She has also recorded Arvo Pärt’s ‘Tabula rasa’ with Gil Shaham, Neeme Järvi and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (Deutsche Grammophon) in 1999 and the Nielsen Violin Concerto with Dorrit Matson and the New York Scandia Symphony (Centaur) shortly thereafter. Releases scheduled for 2009 include a Sarasate recording with Gil Shaham (Canary Classics). Upcoming recording plans for Canary Classics include ‘Maninyas’ Ross Edwards Violin Concerto coupled with and Sibelius Violin Concerto.
Ms. Anthony has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes. She has received awards from the Australia Council, the South Australian Government and The Queen’s Trust, In 1990 the National Arts Club in New York invited her to perform at the presentation of the Medal of Honor to Zubin Mehta. At age 13, Ms. Anthony was the youngest winner of the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition. She performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. As part of the prize, she also played the Tchaikovsky Concerto in a live national telecast.
Ms. Anthony studied at the Conservatory of the University of Adelaide with Beryl Kimber until 1987 and continued her studies at New York’s Juilliard School, where she worked with the eminent teachers Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir and Hyo Kang. She made her Australian debut with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 1983.
Adele Anthony performs on an Antonio Stradivarius violin, crafted in 1728. She resides in New York City with Gil Shaham and their two children.