Interview with Anna Thorvaldsdottir / by Anne Lanzilotti

This past April, Kevin Eikenberg and Evan Chapman of Four/Ten Media met me at a train station in London very early in the morning to travel together to composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s studio. She generously hosted us for the day so that we could film a new set of masterclass videos on the techniques that are in her newly commissioned work for The 20/19 Project, Sola. In addition, we filmed this in-depth interview on Thorvaldsdottir’s background writing for strings, process composing, and determination.

The 20/19 Project will support the creation of new viola sonatas by Andrew Norman, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Scott Wollschleger, as well as recordings of and educational resources for the works.

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Music: Sola for viola by Anna Thorvaldsdottir performed by Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti.

This workshop was supported by the University of Northern Colorado through an award from the Provost Fund for Faculty Scholarship and Professional Development.