Anca Campanie was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London, where she completed her Masters Degree in violin performance in 2011. She studied with Yuri Zhislin, and took part in masterclasses and performances with Bernard Haitink, Vladimir Jurowski and Gordan Nikolitch. Anca’s study at the RCM was supported by the Ratiu Foundation, UK.
Before coming to London, Anca studied at the National University of Music, Bucharest and the Salzburg Mozarteum. She was subsequently invited to the International Menuhin Academy, Switzerland, for intensive study with Alberto Lysy and Liviu Prunaru (concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam). During this time she appeared as a soloist in Europe with Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana and Camerata Lysy.
Anca has won many violin competitions in Italy and her home country of Romania, and throughout her career has been mentored by internationally renowned Romanian violinist Eugene Sarbu. Critics have commented on her musical sensitivity, elegant performances and maturity.
Alongside her performing life as a soloist and chamber musician, Anca teaches the violin at University of Southampton and Peter Symonds College, Winchester, where she works intensively with sixth-form students on the Hampshire Specialist Music Course. She also runs a busy and successful private teaching studio.
Anca is Associate Director of són, the UK’s newest professional orchestra, which she helped to launch in 2015. són is already making its mark in the south of England, and Anca is ideally placed to combine her skills as a performer with her passionate commitment to music education, development & training.
Recent performances include Sarasate Carmen Fantasy in Hertfordshire, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending in Hungary and the UK with Essex Youth Orchestra, the Brahms concerto in Romsey Abbey, and the Beethoven concerto in Petersfield.