Riana Anthony, cello

Riana Anthony, born and raised in Yamagata, Japan, began studying the cello at the age of nine under her mother, Lifen Anthony and cellist, Kurata Sumiko. Riana made her Honolulu Symphony debut at age 12, soon after moving to Hawaii, and has since performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The Shanghai City Symphony Orchestra featured Riana in 2014 as a soloist in their performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. In the same season, she completed a recital tour in China, including a solo performance in the Future Masters Concert Series at the Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai. In 2016, Riana made her Kennedy Center debut and performed solo recitals in the US, China, and Denmark. To close the year, Riana performed the Kabalevsky Cello Concerto No. 2 with Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Victor Yampolsky.

Riana is a recipient of The Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation Scholarships and the first prize winner of the 2017 Samuel and Elinor Thaviu String Performance Competition. Riana was a Fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and has participated in festivals including the Rome Chamber Music Festival, Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, Gstaad String Academy, PyeongChang Music Festival, and Mortitzburg Festival. Riana received her undergraduate degree from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings and is currently pursuing a Masters degree at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music with professor Hans Jørgen Jensen.

In September 2017 she is artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel under the guidance of Gary Hoffman.

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

email: musicfestival@musicfestival.com

Phone: (920) 854-4060