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Principal Viola,

Larry Hill Chair

Principal Viola,

Larry Hill Chair

Principal Viola,

Larry Hill Chair

Principal Viola,

Larry Hill Chair

Anne Black

Principal Viola,

Larry Hill Chair

A multi-faceted artist fluent in many media, Anne Black enjoys a vibrant career in the performing and visual arts.

She is Principal Viola of Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and Cantata Singers and performs with many Boston-area organizations, including the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops, Emmanuel Music, the Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society, Landmarks Orchestra, and Masterworks Chorale.  A champion of contemporary music, Ms. Black is violist of Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble and appears often with Collage New Music, including in Collage’s Grammy-nominated recording of John Harbison’s Mottetti di Montale.  She has performed and recorded over a dozen works by microtonal composer Ezra Sims and commissioned his “Concert Piece” for viola and chamber orchestra which she premiered and recorded with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston.


Ms. Black is a tenured violist of Handel & Haydn Society’s period instrument orchestra and also performs with the Aston Magna Music Festival.  She was featured on Mozart’s own Viola, during its first trip to the US, for a live performance and recording with violinist Daniel Stepner at WGBH in June 2013; her article about this experience was published in Journal of the American Viola Society.


She has produced and edited several album projects with her husband, recording engineer Frank Cunningham, including albums for violinist Daniel Stepner and pianist Sally Pinkas, and violinist Masha Lankovsky and pianist Byron Schenkman. She also produced two albums for Guy Fishman, Principal Cello of the Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra.

Anne Black

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