Bonnie Anderson, piano
Photo by Keith Brauneis
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, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Los Angeles 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 as guests of the Nantucket Musical Arts Society Concert Series. After performing chamber music by Brahms, The Grand Rapids Press (Michigan) 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. Several months later, she performed Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Boston Pops after winning the New England Conservatory Preparatory School concerto competition. Bonnie has appeared as piano soloist with the Boston Symphony Youth Concerts, 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 member of the Orchestra of Indian Hill as well as guest pianist with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Carlisle Chamber Orchestra, and Concord Orchestra. Bonnie’s honors include the Young Pianist Award at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and prizes at the Young Keyboard Artists Association International Competition, San Antonio International Keyboard Competition, and French Piano Institute. In addition to attending the Juilliard School, Michigan State University, and French Piano Institute in Paris, she received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Boston University.
An enthusiastic educator, Ms. Anderson is on the piano faculty at Phillips Andover Academy. She also teaches students of all ages in Manchester-by-the-Sea and gives Online lessons and workshops. She enjoys giving master classes, lectures, workshops, and adjudicating piano competitions. Her recordings include a solo piano album of some of her favorite piano music, a collaborative CD with trumpeter Joseph Foley (Nightsongs, Summit Records), and a sample recording of music for cello and piano with Trevor Handy. Bonnie enjoys performing with Music on the Hill Chamber Festival in Rhode Island during the summer. In her spare time, she enjoys Indo-Rowing, Kundalini yoga, photography, hiking with her golden retrievers, and attending her daughters’ martial arts and dance competitions.