Anne Ku, Violin
Violinist Anne Ku has been studying violin since the age of eight. She has received numerous prizes and honors, including First Prize in the American Fine Arts Festival Bach Concerto Competition, the Temple University Preparatory Concerto Competition, and the 2009 South Orange Symphony Young Artists Competition. She was also a finalist in the 2007 Philadelphia Orchestra Greenfield Competition. Anne made her solo debut at Merkin Concert Hall in May 2005 with the Washington Youth Chamber Orchestra. In 2007, she also appeared with the Temple University Orchestra, performing the Walton Violin Concerto. In 2009, Anne performed with the South Orange Symphony as a result of winning the competition, and in the summer of 2011, she performed the Barber Violin Concerto with the National Repertory Orchestra under the baton of JoAnn Falletta. Anne attended the Temple University Preparatory Divison from 2004-2007, where she was the recipient of the Starling Scholarships and was a member of the Temple University Youth Chamber Orchestra. She was also concertmaster of the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey from 2002-2004. In 2008, Anne was a member of the New York String Seminar, headed by Jaime Laredo. She was also a member of the 2009 Aspen Festival Orchestra, as well as the 2011 National Repertory Orchestra, where she served as Assistant Concertmaster.
Anne has participated in numerous master classes with such artists as Midori, David Updegraff, Irina Tseitlin, and the Cavani String Quartet. Anne attended Encore School for Strings, the Summit Music Festival, studying with Aaron Rosand, and the Aspen Music Festival, studying with Paul Kantor. In 2010, she was selected as one of nineteen young artists to be a part of the Taos School of Music. Anne’s past teachers include Robert Mann, Nicholas Mann, Philip Setzer, Jason DePue and is currently a student of Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School. She has been a core member of Ensemble 212 since 2011.