Anne Black, Principal

9921837364_696c80a705_oAnne Black enjoys an active and varied career in the Boston area. She performs with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and as an extra violist with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops, with which she has toured throughout the US, Japan, Hong Kong, and Korea. She performs regularly with Collage New Music and the Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, which has recorded for CRI and Northeastern Records and has toured to Salzburg and Amsterdam. She has also presented contemporary solo viola and chamber works with Extension Works, Alea III, Phantom Arts Ensemble, and the Boston Microtonal Society, as well as for the Harvard University Fromm Foundation concerts. Ms. Black is violist of Trio Capriccio, with clarinetist Chester Brezniak and pianist Elizabeth Skavish.

As principal violist of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Ms. Black has been featured as a soloist in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante and Hindemith’s Konzertmusik Op.48 for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, as well as in the premiere performance of Ezra Sims’ Concertpiece for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, which was also recorded for CRI. Ms. Black is also active as a performer on period instruments, she is a member of the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra. She has performed with Boston Baroque, as well as the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra in Washington, DC. She was a founding member of the Mannheim Quartet, which can be heard on Titanic Records.

Ms. Black studied viola at Boston University with Walter Trampler, and her violin teachers have included Broadus Erle and Syoko Aki at Yale University and Stanley Plummer at UCLA. Ms. Black is also an accomplished photographer and painter. She was presented by the Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble in April 2002 in a combined exhibit/solo recital, featuring a large display of her photographs and paintings and a program which included two world premieres and a performance of Paul Hindemith’s solo viola Sonata of 1937.