Anyango Yarbo-Davenport Masterclass

October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
University Baptist Church

Anyango Yarbo-Davenport will lead a masterclass as part of her 2019 residency at the University Baptist Church in the Choir Suite October 12, 2-4 pm. For a full schedule of violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport's residency visit The choir suite is located on the second floor of University Baptist Church, the entrance to the choir suite is to the left upon exiting the elevator or stairs. Map and photo of University Baptist Church below. 

Born and raised in Munich, Germany, violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport was born into a musical family as the daughter of American soprano Africa Yarbo-Davenport and the late Austrian conductor Hans Peter Jillich. Praised by international critics for her captivating performances she regularly performs in venues like Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Royal Festival Hall London, Munich Philharmonic, Teatro Mayor Bogotá, Mozarteum Saal Salzburg, and Teatro Colon. Recent live performances for the US, South American and European public Radio & TV stations are broadcast on BBC, NPR, FOX26, WXXI etc. She is the winner of the Presser Music Award for artistic and academic excellence, International Competition for Romantic Music, IBLA Foundation World Competition Italy, Jugend Musiziert, Alpen-Adria, MTNA USA, the Rotary Club Salzburg Prize, among others. 

October 2017 Anyango made her debut as the newly appointed soloist and conductor of the Colour of Music Festival Virtuosi, an all-female chamber orchestra of African descent based in the US. The Virtuosi are presented by the Universities of Houston, Richmond, Carnegie Mellon and are as well in residence at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C.

Currently she is Professor of Violin, Coordinator of Violin and Chamber Music at the Pontifical Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia and teaches at the summer academies of the University of North Texas (SSI) and Virginia Commonwealth University (GSIM). She received her early training at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, Germany, the University of Salzburg “Mozarteum”, pursued her graduate studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland with Paivyt Meller and was mentored by and the assistant to Charles Castleman during her Doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music. She conducted and directed the New Horizons Orchestras at Eastman from 2009-14. The WXXI documentary Music for Life: The Story of New Horizons in which Anyango and her orchestras appear, won a State Emmy at the 59th Emmy Awards. She performs on an 18th Century French violin and chooses from bows ranging from the Peccatte School to contemporary makers supported by Olitarte.

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