B i o g r a p h y
Anna Piotrowski is an active performer and educator in the Chicagoland area. She is the Strings Teacher at St. Benedict Preparatory School and maintains a studio of private students. She recently finished her membership with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and is a substitute member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and previously with the New World Symphony. Other engagements include theatre productions, studio recording sessions, weddings, proposals, birthday parties, and corporate events.
Anna's journey as a violinist began at age five with teacher Susan Raguse in her hometown of Traverse City, MI. She subsequently studied with Tom Wermuth (Western Springs School of Talent and Education), Paul Sonner (Interlochen Arts Academy), and Annie Chalex-Boyle.
Ms. Piotrowski holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance with a minor in Performing Arts Management from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Aaron Berofsky. She continued her studies at DePaul University as a student of Ilya Kaler, where she received her Master of Music in Violin Performance. During her studies, she held title chairs with the Kankakee Valley Symphony and Dearborn Symphony and was part of a Grammy nominated ensemble in 2015.
Continuing her studies throughout the summers, Ms. Piotrowski has participated in the Blackburn Academy at Festival Napa Valley, the Britten-Pears Young Artist Program, National Repertory Orchestra, Round Top Festival Institute, Bay View Music Festival, Kent Blossom Music Festival, and Madeline Island Music Festival.