Anna da Silva Chen
Violinist Anna Da Silva Chen, winner of the 2013 Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Doctors Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship and the 2010 Sydney Eisteddfod Alf & Pearl Pollard Memorial Awards for Performance Excellence has had success after success in recent years, keeping her extremely busy and refining her talents.
Earlier this year, Anna was one of ten active participants selected to study with Boris Kuschnir at the Kronberg Academy Violin Masterclasses in Germany. She also travelled to Italy with her string quartet, Pietra Quartet, to study with tutors Eberhard Feltz, Johannes Meissl and Niklas Schmidt at the Estivo Chamber Music Summer School. During the two weeks she was there she featured in concerts held at the Conservatorio Di Verona and the Villa Mosconi Bertani winery in Valpolicella.
In August, Anna performed all of Vivaldi's Four Seasons with members of the Christ Church Camerata at the Newcastle Music Festival and also presented Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with NSW Youth Orchestra, alongside Sydney Eisteddfod alumni Vincent Lo and Paul Cheung.
Anna's upcoming engagements will see her lead the Musician Project Orchestra's performance of Wagner's Siegfried Idyll on 30 September 2017 in Verbrugghen Hall at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
She had also been invited to perform as guest violinist of the Australia Piano Quartet in a concert featuring five Australian works on October 27 held in the Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House.
Sydney Eisteddfod is so proud to receive regular updates of Anna's successes and wishes her the best of luck with her upcoming performances.