Anna Tifu


Winner of the 2007 George Enescu Competition in Bucharest, Anna Tifu is considered one of the leading violinists of her generation.

Born in Cagliari, she began playing the violin at the age of 6, under the guidance of her father, and began performing in public when she was only 8 years old, winning First Prize with special honors at the Vittorio Veneto concert series. At the age of 11, Anna made her debut as soloist with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and at 12 years old, she performed the Bruch Violin Concerto at La Scala in Milan. At 14, she won First Prize at the Viotti Valsesia International Competition as well as in Stresa, where she won the Marcello Abbado International Competition. Anna received her Music Diploma in Cagliari at the age of 15 with special honors. Anna studied with Salvatore Accardo at the Academy Walter Stauffer in Cremona and at the Academy Chigiana of Siena where, in 2004, she obtained the Certificate of Honor. She was supported by the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund and at the age of 17, Anna was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she studied with Aaron Rosand, Shmuel Ashkenzay, and Pamela Frank. Later, she was awarded a scholarship from the International Music Academy in Cagliari to study in Paris where she received the Diplome Superieur de Concertiste at the Ecole Normale.

Anna has appeared with many of the world’s finest orchestras and chamber ensembles, including Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Nazionale della RAI di Torino, Orchestra della Fondazione Arena di Verona, Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genoa, Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Simòn Bòlivar Orchestra of Venezuela, Stuttgarter Philarmoniker, Dortmunder Philharmoniker, George Enescu Philarmonic Orchestra and Radio Orchestra of Bucharest, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, KZN Philarmonic of Durban, Israel Philharmonic, Prague Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra Filarmonica del Qatar.

She has worked with conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Gustavo Dudamel, Diego Matheuz, David Afkham, Juraj Valcuha, Mikko Franck, Daniele Gatti, Christoph Poppen, Justus Frantz, Cristian Mandeal, Horia Andreescu, Sergiu Commissiona, Lü Jia, Julian Kovatchev, Hubert Soudant, Gèrard Korsten, and Gabor Ötvös.

Highlights of her recent and upcoming engagements include performances at the George Enescu International Festival of Bucharest with Orchestra RAI of Torino and Juraj Valcuha; a tour in Russia with Orchestra RAI; a concert with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simòn Bòlivar Orchestra; season-opening concerts with the Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genoa, where she played on the famous violin Guarneri del Gesù “IL CANNONE” of Niccolò Paganini, in Venice for the Teatro La Fenice with Diego Matheuz, in Milano for Società dei Concerti, where she is regularly invited, in Verona for Amici della Musica, and in Paris with Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, under the baton of Mikko Franck; a performance at the Stradivari Festival in Cremona, where she performed with the Etoile Carla Fracci; concerts in Rome with Yuri Temirkanov and Orchestra Accademia Santa Cecilia.

Most recently, she made her debut for Warner Classics where she recorded with Italian pianist Giuseppe Andaloro.

She has collaborated with musicians such as Maxim Vengerov, Yuri Bashmet, Ezio Bosso, Enrico Dindo, Julien Quentin, Giuseppe Andaloro, Mario Brunello, Michael Nyman, the Etoile Carla Fracci, the actor John Malkovich, and Andrea Bocelli, who invited Anna as a special guest for concerts in Italy, Egypt, and the United States.

She has performed in famous festivals such as the Tuscan Sun Festival, Festival de Musique Menton, Ravello Festival, Al Bustan in Beirut, and the George Enescu Festival, where she is regularly invited, as well as in some of the best-known institutions and concert halls including, La Scala di Milano, Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma, Sala Verdi di Milano, Great Hall of Saint Petersburg, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of Moscow, Konzerthaus of Dortmund, Konzerthaus of Berlino, Beethoven-Saal of Stuttgart, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Rudolphinum Dvořák Hall of Prague, Ateneo and sala Palatului of Bucharest, Madison Square Garden of New York, Staples Center of Los Angeles, and Simòn Bòlivar Hall of Caracas.

Anna Tifu has been a spokesperson for the Italian airline Alitalia, along with Riccardo Muti, director Giuseppe Tornatore, and dancer Eleonora Abbagnato. In celebration of the 2020 summer solstice, the Orchestra Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Anna Tifu—who wore three Fendi Couture dresses for the occasion—performed “Summer” from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi for the Anima Mundi project for Maison Fendi online streaming. In 2020, she was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Club Milano Sempione.

Anna plays the 1783 “Kleynenberg” Giovanni Battista Guadagnini on loan from the Canale Foundation of Milan.

Anna Tifu

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