Yarbo-Davenport Residency

October 11, 2019 - 3:30pm to October 14, 2019 - 9:30pm
Various Locations

Yarbo-DavenportThe University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents a multi-day residency by Anyango Yarbo-Davenport from Friday, October 11th - Monday October 14th 2019.
The residency which takes place in Old Cabell Hall is free and open to the public.  The featured event of the residency is a recital by Anyango Yarbo-Davenport on Sunday October 13th at 3:30pm in Old Cabell Hall.

Making Noise, with Anyango Yarbo-Davenport- Friday, Oct. 11, 4-6pm, Room 113 in Old Cabell Hall.  Enjoy a casual but deep conversation with Yarbo-Davenport, Kyle Walker and Tabitha Enoch about the achievements and challenges as a person of color in today’s professional world. There will be time left for questions and a small reception.  Questions? Contact Abigail Flanigan

Violin Masterclass - Saturday, Oct. 12, 2-4pm at the University Baptist Church, 1223 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA

Anyango Yarbo Davenport Recital, Sunday, Oct. 13, 3:30pm Old Cabell Hall Auditorium. 

In School Community Engagement Programs, Monday, Oct. 14th Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center Sponsorship by Charlottesville City Schools

Making Noise, recital and masterclass are free and open to the public. For any questions call 434.924.3052 or email music@virginia.edu



Making Noise with Anyango Yarbo-DavenportFriday, Oct. 114-6pm113 Old Cabell Hall (note new location)Free
Violin MasterclassSaturday, Oct. 122-4pm University Baptist Church
1223 W Main St, Charlottesville
Anyango Yarbo-Davenport RecitalSunday, Oct. 133:30pmOld Cabell Hall, on The Lawn Free
In School Community Engagement ProgramsMonday, Oct. 14 Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center (closed event)closed event

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. www.anyangomusic.com

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. 

Sponsored by the UVA Arts Council | Enriching the Arts on Grounds


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

Email: music@virginia.edu