Ani Schnarch (Israel-UK)
Romanian- Israeli- British violinist, winner of the prestigious Francois Shapira, Israel, and Mozart Memorial Prizes, England, Ani Schnarch is internationally regarded as one of the most exciting and versatile violinists of her generation. Born in Bucharest, Romania, Ani started performing at the age of seven. In 1974 she moved to Israel and continued her studies with Felix Andrievsky at the Samuel Rubin Music Academy, Tel Aviv University, with whom she also studied later at the Royal College of Music, London. Among Ani Schnarch’s s recital performances have been a highly acclaimed program of Bartok and Ysaye at the South Bank and her Wigmore Hall debut in 1989, where she was invited to return numerous times. Ani has broadcast for radio and television and on the web in Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Norway, Romania, the US, and on BBC3 including a unique series of all Bartok’s works for violin and piano. In concerto, Ani has appeared with major orchestras worldwide and at the main venues in England, France, Israel, Italy, Norway, Romania, Spain, the USA, Russia, and the Far East. She has played at the Bath, Bergen, Bowdoin, Lake District, Moscow, and Windsor Festivals, to mention but a few. In addition to her busy concert schedule, Ani is in great demand as a professor of violin at the Royal College of Music, London, gives master classes in Europe, USA, Canada, Israel, Japan, and Singapore, and has been a Juror of numerous International Violin Competitions. She is one of the founders and faculty members of the internationally renowned Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse, Israel, and the Artistic Director of New Virtuosi Mastercourse and Festival in the UK and Italy. In 2019, in appreciation of her services to music and to the College, she was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Music by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.