Anna Renton, a 17-year-old violinist, will perform at a recital with six of her violinist friends on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m., in the lobby of the Bankhead Theater.
The recital is organized by Sycamore Strings Academy in Livermore. Director Göran Berg teaches violin to all seven performers. Anna has been his student since she started violin lessons at 4 years old.
Weekly private lessons and group classes according to the principles of the famous Suzuki Method have propelled Anna to an already impressive career as a young orchestra and chamber musician. She has been the concertmaster of Sycamore Chamber Orchestra since the age of 11, and is a member of the Meraki String Quartet at Berkeley’s Crowden Music Center, the most brilliant and successful chamber music ensemble at that school. The quartet, consisting of four 17-year-old girls who won third place at the 2019 Fischoff chamber music competition, features Anna alternating between first violin and viola. She is also a member of San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra as first violinist for 2.5 years.
At the Nov. 3 recital, Anna will perform solo with Arkadi Serper, pianist and piano instructor at Crowden Music Center and San Francisco Music Conservatory. They perform movements from Sonata No. 3 by E. Grieg, Violin Concerto by L.v. Beethoven, besides Sonata No. 2 for unaccompanied violin by J.S. Bach. Other music performed is by Paganini, Bruch, Clarke and Lumbye.
Admission is free (though donations are welcomed). The Bankhead is located at 2400 First St. in Livermore.