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Anna McMichael

Anna McMichael is an Australian-born violinist who returned to live in Australia in 2010 after 17 years in Europe, playing in many of the major ensembles and orchestras. Anna has performed at many European music festivals with a number of Dutch chamber ensembles and has toured extensively with groups such as the London Sinfonietta, Amsterdam Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra, Nieuw Ensemble, ASKO/Schoenberg Ensemble, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Modern and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. She has also been guest assistant concert master and principal second of the Netherlands Ballet Orchestra (Holland Symfonia) and has recorded for a number of European labels.

In Australia, Anna has performed at four Canberra International Music Festivals as guest artist, been a soloist and member of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, guest Associate Concertmaster of Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Concertmaster of Orchestra Victoria.

Anna has performed with Ensemble Offspring, Pinchgut Opera and Melbourne’s Ludovico's Band, among others. She has been invited to perform concerts with the pianist, Daniel de Borah, for Recitals Australia in Melba Hall lunch concerts in Melbourne and in Brisbane, and at the Tyalgum Music Festival and the Camden Haven Festival, and for ABC Classic FM’s Sunday Live program. 

Anna has tutored at the Australian National Academy of Music and the Canberra School of Music and appeared with the Australian World Orchestra in 2011 and 2013. Together with the pianist Tamara Anna Cislowska, she has recorded old and newly written lullabies for the Tall Poppies label, some of which were performed at the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, Mona Foma Festival in Hobart and Duneira in Mt Macedon in 2013. This CD was CD of the Week on ABC Classic FM. Anna is Co-Director of the Tyalgum Music Festival.


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