A fierce advocate of contemporary music, violist Anne Lanzilotti has distinguished herself premiering works and collaborating with many leading young composers including Dai Fujikura, Ted Hearne, Andrew Norman, Jagoda Szmytka, and Scott Wollschleger. Lanzilotti’s online resource Shaken Not Stuttered demonstrates extended techniques for strings used in Norman’s orchestral and chamber works. Lanzilotti has performed with renowned new music ensembles Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Interface, Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL Alumni, Ensemble Signal, and with computer music engineers from IRCAM.
Pierre Boulez, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Simon Rattle, and Michael Tilson Thomas are among the conductors Lanzilotti has worked with as an orchestral musician. She was co-Principal violist of the New World Symphony. Lanzilotti played in the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin as a fellowship violist, during which time she premiered many new works for orchestra at the international new music festivals MaerzMusik and Ultraschall, and recorded works by Wagner and Janáček for the Dutch Label PentaTone. In addition to classical performance, Lanzilotti has worked with artists such as Björk, DeVotchka, and She & Him.
A passionate Teaching Artist, Lanzilotti is on the faculty at New York University (Steinhardt). She is a co-founder and Artistic Consultant for Kalikolehua — El Sistema Hawai‘i, a free orchestra program for underserved youth.
Lanzilotti began her string studies with Hiroko Primrose, a renowned pedagogue and protégé of Shinichi Suzuki. Other mentors have included Peter Slowik at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Jesse Levine at the Yale School of Music, Wilfried Strehle (Solo-Viola, Berliner Philharmoniker) in Berlin, and Karen Ritscher at The Manhattan School of Music. Lanzilotti performs on a 1970 Peresson viola. She is a native of Hawai‘i. For more information, please visit http://annelanzilotti.com/