Making Noise with Anyango Yarbo-Davenport

October 11, 2019 - 4:00pm
113 Old Cabell Hall

The University of Virginia Music Library presents Making Noise with Anyango Yarbo-Davenport, a discussion with Kyle Walker and Tabitha Enoch on Friday, October 11th at 4pm in room 113 Old Cabell Hall. This event is part of a mini-residency exploring music, race, and gender.  Making Noise is free and open to the public.  Enjoy a casual but deep conversation about the achievements and challenges as a person of color in today’s professional world. There will be a period for questions and a small reception will follow the discussion.
Questions? Contact Abigail Flanigan at

This event is part of a mini-residency exploring music, race, and gender October 11-14. 


Other Events in the Anyango Yarbo-Davenport Residency:

Violin MasterclassSaturday, Oct. 122-4pmUniversity Baptist Church

1223 W Main St, Charlottesville
Anyango Yarbo-Davenport RecitalSunday, Oct. 133:30pmOld Cabell Hall, on The LawnFree
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.

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