Anyango Yarbo-Davenport Violin Recital

October 13, 2019 - 3:30pm
Old Cabell Hall

The UVA Music Department presents Anyango Yarbo-Davenport violin recital October 13 at 3:30pm in Old Cabell Hall. 

Born and raised in Munich, Germany, violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport is the daughter of African American soprano Africa Yarbo-Davenport and the late Austrian conductor Hans Peter Jillich. She is praised by international critics for her captivating performances and regularly performs in venues like Carnegie Hall, Munich Philharmonic, Teatro Mayor Bogotá, Mozarteum Saal Salzburg, and the Royal Albert Hall. Her performances can also be heard on Radio & TV in the US, South America and Europe. She is the winner of the Presser Music Award for artistic and academic excellence, International Competition for Romantic Music, American Protegé International, IBLA Foundation World Competition Italy, Jugend Musiziert Germany, Alpen-Adria, MTNA USA, the Rotary Club Salzburg, among others.

Highlights of Anyango’s 2016/17 season include performances of Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy with the Orchestra Bellas Artes at the televised New Year’s Gala in Bogota, Walton’s Violin Concerto with the EAFIT Symphony Orchestra Medellin (Colombia) and a residency and recording for BBC with Chineke! at the Royal Festival Hall & BBC Proms in London. In addition she is recording a CD of contemporary American music with pianist Vanessa Fadial (The Colburn School, LA) and invited to perform chamber music concerts with members of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics. Anyango will be performing the concertos ranging from Mozart, Brahms to Bartok throughout the Americas during the 2017/18 season and is invited to present masterclasses as teaching artist, conductor and musician health clinician. She is an advocate for contemporary music and a published editor at Jeanne Inc. for the work of composer Judith Lang-Zaimont.

Anyango has received her early training at the Musikhochschule Munich (Germany) and the University “Mozarteum” Salzburg (Austria). Anyango is a Doctoral Candidate at the Eastman School of Music (New York) where she was awarded the coveted Performer’s Certificate and served as teaching assistant to her mentor, Charles Castleman. 

A dedicated teacher, Anyango was awarded the Jack L. Frank Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her students have won top prizes in international competitions, performed for Maxim Vengerov, and hold professional orchestra positions.

Currently she is Professor of Violin and Chair of the String Department at the Juan N. Corpas University in Bogotá, Colombia. She is also an active conductor and has been the director of 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. 

Anyango currently plays on a modern violin by Polish maker Bronek Cison given to her on generous loan by William Harris Lee Chicago through the Sphinx Foundation.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

All programs are subject to change.


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McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176