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Anne Lanzilotti

A fierce advocate of contemporary music, Anne Lanzilotti has distinguished herself by collaborating
with composers of her generation. She is currently commissioning new works for viola by Anna
Thorvaldsdottir, Andrew Norman, and Scott Wollschleger as a part of The 20/19 Project. Lanzilotti has
performed with ensembles such as A Far Cry, Alarm Will Sound, International Contemporary
Ensemble (ICE), Ensemble Échappé, and Ensemble Signal. As a recording artist, she has played on
albums from Björk's Vulnicura Live and Joan Osborne's Love and Hate, to Dai Fujikura's Chance
Monsoon and Ted Hearne's The Source. Lanzilotti is the Assistant Professor of Viola at University of
Northern Colorado School of Music, where she is also Director of the Contemporary Music Ensemble
and Co-Director of UNC's Open Space Festival of New Music. A native of Hawai‘i, Lanzilotti is a cofounder
and Artistic Consultant for Kalikolehua — El Sistema Hawai‘i, a free orchestra program for
underserved youth. As a composer, this coming season's highlights include a commission from The
Noguchi Museum and a collaboration with composer and sound artist Nina Young. Lanzilotti
has published articles in Music & Literature and Neue Zeitschrift für Musik. Lanzilotti's dissertation is
an analysis of Andrew Norman’s The Companion Guide to Rome showing the influence of architecture
and visual art on the work. As an extension of the research, she created Shaken Not Stuttered, a free
online resource demonstrating extended techniques for strings used in Norman’s orchestral and
chamber works. For a complete bio, please visit http://annelanzilotti.com