George and Marjorie Olsen Chandler Professor of Music
On sabbatical during the 2017-18 academic year, Janet Anthony, an active soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, has performed and taught in the Caribbean, the Far East, Europe, in Latin America, and throughout the United States.
As a student at the famed Vienna Hochschüle für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Ms. Anthony toured with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Austrian Radio Orchestra (ORF, Vienna) and the Chamber Orchestra of the Vienna Symphony. She also recorded with the Vienna Volksopern Orchestra and was solo cellist for the Bach Geminde Orchester.
Since 1996 she has regularly taught, performed and conducted throughout Haiti and has often been featured on national TV and radio broadcasts in that country. Professor Anthony has performed or taught in Argentina, Venezuela and Curacao, in Vietnam, Japan and China and she has presented lecture recitals on music for cello of American composers in France. As a member of the Duo Kléber, Ms. Anthony has performed in England, France, throughout the United States and, most recently, at festivals in Italy and in Bosnia. A former member of the artist faculty for the International School of Musical Arts in Ontario, Canada, she now spends most of her summers teaching, performing and conducting in Haiti.
Ms. Anthony is a frequent performer on Wisconsin Public Radio and has been heard on Arizona Public Radio and National Public Radio as well. The first holder of the George and Marjorie Olsen Chandler Professorship in Music at Lawrence University where she has taught since 1984, Ms. Anthony has served as visiting professor of cello and orchestral studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson and was formerly the principal cellist of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra.
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