Anna Burden, cello

Associate principal cellist of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) since 2011, Anna Burden has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. Solo appearances include performances with the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra, the Washington Chamber Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, the Oak Park Symphony Orchestra, and with musicians of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

Ms. Burden is the winner of numerous prizes, including the Grand Prize in the Music Teachers National Association Competition, First Place in the Society of American Musicians Competition, and top prizes in the Washington International Competition, the Stulberg International Strings Competition, and the WAMSO Young Artists Competition.

An avid teacher, Ms. Burden has given master classes in Montréal as well as at the Meadowmount School of Music, where she was also assistant cello faculty. She has worked as a chamber music coach at Midwest Young Artists in Illinois, and she has taught at several schools in New York City. Committed to early childhood music education, Ms. Burden received her Suzuki teaching certification at School for Strings in New York City, and she currently maintains a private studio in Montréal.

A native of Chicago, Ms. Burden has studied with Hans Jensen, Joel Krosnick, Alan Stepansky, Richard Aaron, Darrett Adkins, and Nell Novak. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, a Master's degree from The Juilliard School, and a Professional Studies diploma from the Manhattan School of Music. Prior to joining the OSM, Ms. Burden was a cellist in the Saint Louis Symphony during the 2010-2011 season, and she served as principal cellist of the Verbier Festival Orchestra in Verbier, Switzerland during the summer of 2010. She has played in the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra since 2007. Ms. Burden plays a cello made in 1929 by Carl Becker of Chicago.

August Symphony Series performance location

Door Community Auditorium - Fish Creek 

The Peninsula Music Festival - 10347 Highway 42

Unit B Green Gables Shops 

P.O. Box 340, Ephraim, Wisconsin  54211


Phone: (920) 854-4060