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Music professor’s new album featured on Classical MPR

Classical Minnesota Public Radio recently featured St. Olaf College Associate Professor of Music Francesca Anderegg’s new album, Images of Brazil.

In addition to featuring the album’s music, the program aired an interview with Anderegg. She shares how the album, which “collects impressions of the geographically, musically, and culturally diverse country of Brazil,” was born during a 2015 tour of the country. There Anderegg, a violinist, met pianist Erika Ribeiro, and together they produced the compilation of Brazilian music. St. Olaf Director of Broadcast Media Services Jeff O’Donnell served as the recording engineer.

Listen to Anderegg’s interview and music on the Classical MPR program page.

A Harvard- and Juilliard-trained musician, Anderegg tours and performs around the world. Her playing has been praised by the New York Times for its “dark, mournful tone” and “virtuosic panache.” She has collaborated with the leading musicians of the concert stage, and regularly performs throughout the United States.

A versatile musician, Anderegg is equally at home as a soloist and chamber music artist. Her chamber music credits include performances with Itzhak Perlman in major venues throughout the country, for which the Chicago Sun-Times praised her “astonishing assurance.” In 2008 she had her Carnegie Hall debut, performing in Weill Recital Hall as a participant in the Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop series with Pamela and Claude Frank.

In 2016 Anderegg was awarded a McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, given to artists with a “distinctive musical voice.” She is a past recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Performing Arts. Her debut album, with pianist Brent Funderburk, was released by Albany Records in 2012, and her second album of contemporary American music, “Wild Cities,” was released in July 2016.