Violinist Anthea Kreston sometimes just needs to pinch herself. How did she get so lucky? Currently first violinist of the Delgani Quartet, she was a member of a major European string quartet, Germany’s Artemis Quartet, the only American violinist to hold such a position. She travelled the world, performing on some of the most legendary stages a person could dream of, from Carnegie Hall to Wigmore – from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam to Seoul. She was a Professor at the Universität der Kunste Berlin, where Clara Schumann and Schoenberg taught, a Master Teacher at the Queen Elizabeth Chapel in Brussels, and enjoys returning to teach at the Curtis Institute of Music, from where she graduated. She loves to write – penning a classical music blog for the London based Slipped Disk which is one of the top-5 most read music blogs internationally, and has an awesome husband and two funny and generous daughters.
Her recent release on Warner Classics received both the Echo Award (Europe’s Grammy Award), and the Diaspason D’Or, France’s highest award from music critics. She has hosted her own podcast from the Boulez Hall in the heart of Berlin and has played in the Berlin Philharmonic as well as concertmaster of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Her teachers include Ida Kavafian, Shmuel Ashkenasi, the Emerson Quartet and Isaac Stern. But most of all, she loves being with her family, growing tomatoes, and petting guinea pigs.