A native of Westford, Massachusetts, pianist Bonnie Anderson is known for her expressive interpretations of Chopin, Brahms and Ravel. Collaborating with artists from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic, she has performed in Alice Tully Hall, Jordan Hall, Shalin Liu Performance Center, the Austrian Embassy, and numerous universities around the country. Bonnie performed Hindemith’s Trio for Piano, Saxophone and Viola with Branford Marsalis and Christof Huebner at the Nantucket Musical Arts Society Concert Series. After performing chamber music by Brahms, The Grand Rapids Press wrote, “Anderson’s gifts point to the poetic...the Brahms Sonata swept the listener away in ecstasy.”
Bonnie’s pianism has been enriched by many years of playing flute in orchestral woodwind sections. She performed as flute soloist in Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with the Boston Symphony Youth Concerts at age 14. That same year, she performed Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Boston Pops. Bonnie has appeared as piano soloist with the Boston Symphony, Peoria Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Bach Society Orchestra of Harvard University, Northern Illinois Philharmonic, and the Bach Festival Orchestra in North Conway, New Hampshire. As orchestral pianist, she is a long-term member of the Orchestra of Indian Hill and guest pianist with the Concord Orchestra. She has played with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and New Hampshire Symphony.
Bonnie's honors include the Young Pianist Award at Tanglewood, as well as top prizes at the Young Keyboard Artists Association International Competition and San Antonio International Keyboard Competition. In addition to attending the Juilliard School, Michigan State University and French Piano Institute in Paris, she received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University.
An enthusiastic educator, Ms. Anderson is a member of the piano faculty at Phillips Andover Academy and teaches privately on the North Shore. She enjoys giving master classes and lectures around New England and currently serves as president of the North Shore Piano Teachers’ Guild. Bonnie’s recordings include a solo album, collaborative CD with Joseph Foley (trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn with Summit Records) and is currently working on a recording project with cellist Trevor Handy. Bonnie will be performing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the Carlisle Chamber Orchestra on February 2, 2018.
Bonnie Anderson, piano
Photo by Keith Brauneis