Piano

Anna Ronai

email: music@uwaterloo.ca 

Anna Ronai has performed at major venues in Europe, North America and China, including the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York, Gläserner Saal, Musikverein, and Schubert Saal, Konzerthaus in Vienna. Anna has collaborated with distinguished singers as Brigitte Fassbaender, Michelle Breedt, Bernarda Fink, Robert Holl, and Members of  the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Anna is a graduate of the Music University of the Arts Vienna, where she earned two Masters degrees, one in Piano Performance and the other in Collaborative Piano. She maintained  positions at the Vienna and Innsbruck Conservatories, and a faculty position for piano, piano  chamber music at the Institute for European Studies in Vienna. She has played for master-classes with esteemed artists including Brigitte Fassbaender, Christa Ludwig, Thomas Hampson and Linda Watson.

Anna has appeared and placed in several major Lied Duo competitions such as the Robert Schumann Duo Competition in Zwickau, Germany, the East & West Artists International Auditions in New York, and Schubert und die Moderne in Graz, Austria.

In 2009 Anna moved to Canada,  and is a Vocal / Opera Coach at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.

In Fall 2020 Anna  joined Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo as the piano instructor, where she has  also been an instrumental  accompanist since 2019.

She is an active performer at concerts and recitals across Ontario and abroad. Performances with the Trio d’Argento include “Music Toronto” (the world-premiere of ”Manidoog” by native composer Barbara Croall). In collaboration with Vienna based Flutist Ulrike  Anton and the  “Exil.arte” Institute in Vienna she played several concerts at the Holocaust Education week in Toronto and at University of Ottawa. Anna also actively collaborates with Jim Mason and the Wellington Wind Ensemble and Gallery Players, in various recent Chamber Music recitals in the region.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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