San Francisco native Anne Rainwater is a multi-talented artist known for her compelling interpretations of music from Bach to Zorn. An active freelancer and teacher, Anne is passionate for and excels in both solo and chamber settings. She has appeared at The Kennedy Center, Le Poisson Rouge, the Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, and Community Music Center, amongst others. Recent solo appearances include shows at 142 Throckmorton Theatre and the the Center for New Music in San Francisco. Anne has also performed at the Mendocino Music Festival, as part of the Russian River Chamber Series, and with the Nevada County Composers Cooperative on multiple occasions. Other varied appearances include a trio performance at Mass MOCA, a concerto premiere at UC San Diego, a live radio appearance on KZYX’s The Mind of the Composer, and a residency at Louisiana State University. Anne has appeared locally throughout the Bay Area with members of Phonochrome, Nonsemble 6, and the Aleron Trio, among others. Along with Jude Traxler, Anne performs as a member of the piano-percussion duo futureCities; highlights from their last few seasons include performances at the Gershwin Hotel (as part of the Contagious Sounds series), the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Princeton University, The Center for New Music, Switchboard Music Festival, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, where Anne was thrilled to play John Cage on Cage’s own piano. In the spring of 2012, she traveled to Germany and Austria in collaboration with the band CocoRosie and was part of their creative team that produced original, largely improvised music to a new ballet by Bianca Casady and Biño Sauitzvy. This August, she will travel to the Avaloch Farm Music Institute in New Hampshire with composer Danny Clay to take part in a week-long music residency program.
Anne’s past collaborations include work with the composers David Lang, Stuart Saunders Smith, Nils Vigeland, and Brett Dietz and percussionists David Cossin and Ted Atkatz. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Contemporary Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. While at International House, a global graduate student community, Anne received a Performing Artist Residency and a Performing Arts Fellowship. She currently teaches privately at her home studio in Oakland and has previously taught at the University of Miami. Anne has recorded for Oberlin Conservatory’s Aural Capacity Series, as well as for Cat Crisis, Original Abstractions, and Bourbon Thomas Records. When not at the piano, she can be found training for her next marathon, going to San Francisco Giants games, or reading fiction. www.annerainwater.com