B i o g r a p h y
Anna Piotrowski is an active performer and educator in the Chicagoland area. She is currently a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, as well as a full time Strings Teacher at St. Benedict Preparatory School in Chicago. Other professional engagements include performances with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and New World Symphony, as well as opportunities to play in theatre productions, studio recording sessions, weddings, and corporate events. In addition to her teaching position, Ms. Piotrowski has been a guest adjudicator for Solo and Ensemble competitions and maintains a studio of private students.
Her 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.
Previously, 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.