Ani Schnarch (Israel-UK)
Romanian-Israeli-British violinist, winner of the Francois Shapiro and Mozart Memorial Prizes, Ani Schnarch is internationally regarded as one of the most exciting and versatile violinists of her generation. A student of F. Andrievsky, she has performed with major orchestras and in recital at the main venues in England, France, Israel, Italy, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain and the U.S., and has recorded for radio and television, including a unique BBC series of all the works for violin and piano by Bela Bartok. She has played at the Bath, Bergen, Lake District, Windsor and Bowdoin music festivals. Ani Schnarch is in great demand as a professor of violin at the Royal College of Music, London, gives masterclasses worldwide, and has served as a juror in numerous international competitions. Ani Schnarch is one of the founders of the Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse and Artistic Director of New Virtuosi Mastercourse. On 6th of March 2019, Schnarch was awarded the Fellow of the Royal College of Music. The Award was given to her by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in appreciation of her outstanding services to music and to the Royal College of Music. She plays a violin by JB Guadagnini c.1745, on generous loan from the Royal College of Music Instrument Collection.