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Anne-Marie Terranova

Anne-Marie Terranova, violin, holds B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Juilliard School where she studied with Sally Thomas and Stephen Clapp. Terranova has participated in many national and international music festivals including Grand Teton Music Festival, the Quartet Program, Aspen Music Festival and Academia Chigiana in Siena, Italy.

Terranova has toured extensively in the United States, Canada and Europe giving both solo and chamber music recitals. Terranova has appeared as a soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Juilliard Orchestra, Ars Nova Chamber Musicians and the Amherst Symphony Orchestra. She has also appeared in televised performances of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society.

For four years before coming to Naples, Terranova played principal second violin with the Charleston Symphony. She has been a member of the Naples Philharmonic since 1999.

Anne-Marie Terranova is underwritten by Leila M. Lynch.

Name: Anne-Marie Terranova

Instrument: Violin

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

At what age did you begin playing your instrument? I began piano at 3 years and violin at 11.

Who have been your greatest musical influences? Arthur Rubinstein, Jascha Heifetz, the Buffalo Philharmonic, Mary Cay Neal (my first violin teacher), the Cleveland Quartet, the Beatles, Pinchas Zucherman, Sally Thomas (my undergrad teacher), Victor Borge and the Muppets.

Who are your favorite composers? Bach, Prokofiev, Bartok, Mozart, Brahms.

What career path would you have taken had you not chosen music? Acting or medicine.

What's currently playing on your iPod or CD player? Mahler's Symphony No. 9, Radiohead, Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 with David Oistrakh, Wilco, Schubert String Quintet, Theolonius Monk, Faure Requiem, Bach B minor Mass.

Your hobbies and interests: Climbing, hiking, cooking, film, yoga, dance, tennis lessons and irritating my older siblings.

Some little-known, yet interesting facts about you: My family is in the chocolate business. I'm a neat freak, and I hate spiders.

Funniest concert moment: During my undergrad recital at Juilliard, somehow a bag lady managed to wander into the hall from the street and began shouting and heckling me. I happened to be playing a Ned Rorem piece which is modern, however not atonal. All the same, she proceeded to very loudly and colorfully object to my performance. All I could do was focus on playing without giggling as she was (with great difficulty) ushered out.

Daily practice rituals: Coffee, stretching, scales, learn the music for the upcoming week. Break. Stretch, scales, learn the music for the month. Break. Stretch, eat, learn the music for the year... etc., etc. ...

The question you're asked most often about your instrument (and your answer): Referring to my case: "You got a machine gun in there?" My answer: "I'm not at liberty to discuss that, sir/ma'am."

Your favorite part about playing in the Naples Philharmonic: I couldn't ask for a nicer group of people to work with; the morale is very high.

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