String Division, violin
Anne Schneller began studying the violin at the age of 4 under the private instruction of Ruth Sadasivan. In the years since, Anne has accumulated honors including winning first place at the MTNA Kansas Young Artist Strings Competition, an honorable mention at the MTNA West Central Division Competition, winning a spot in the American String Teachers Association National Honor Orchestra, and being awarded first place in the Shooting Stars Scholarship Competition. Anne's orchestra experience includes performing in the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Orchestra, Brevard music festival and Roundtop summer music festival as well as holding a concertmaster position in the University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, Anne has performed in music festivals throughout the United States and internationally, including Orford Musique Academy in Quebec and Valhalla Summer School of Music in British Columbia. As a lover of chamber music, she was awarded the Heartland String Quartet Program Festival Scholars Fellowship and performed in chamber music festivals including Innsbrook Institute in St. Louis, Missouri and the Borromeo Music Festival in Altdorf, Switzerland. Anne has also appeared in guest masterclasses, receiving instruction from Noah Geller, Gary Levinson, Paul Huang, Simone Porter, Benjamin Bielman, the Borromeo String Quartet, and the Shanghai String Quartet. Anne was awarded the Raymond Cerf String Scholarship and the Doris Turney Gibbs Violin scholarship at the University of Kansas where she completed a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelors of Music under the instruction of Veronique Mathieu and David Colwell. She completed a Master’s in Violin Performance at Carnegie Mellon University with a full scholarship under the instruction of William van der Sloot.