The Cincinnati Enquirer has called violinist Anna Reider “superb,” “a showstopper,” and a “solo artist of the highest caliber.” Born in Russia to a family of musicians, Ms. Reider began her violin studies at the age of six, following in the footsteps of both her father (Vladimir Reider) and her grandfather (Itzhak Reider), and has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America, Russia and Israel as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician.
Ms. Reider’s first solo orchestra performance came at age seven. Since then, she has won the Grand Prize at the Russian National Competition for Young Violinists, the Clermont Violin Competition in Israel, the top award of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, and was a two-time winner of the Aspen Fellowship Award. Ms. Reider’s first American solo recital at the Kravis Center Young Artist’s Series won her critical acclaim. Her various chamber music engagements have included frequent performances as a member of concert:nova, Chamber Music Raleigh, Constella Festival, the LaSalle Chamber Music Series, the Linton Chamber Music Series, the Mayor’s 801 Plum Series, the CCM Faculty Series, and numerous engagements with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati, Gainesville, and Israeli Chamber Orchestras. In 2009, Cincy Magazine named her one of the most interesting people of the year.
Ms. Reider is currently the Dianne and J. David Rosenberg Chair in violin with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra after joining as a first violinist in 2002. She also previously served as concertmaster of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra for nine years. In 2008, she joined the violin faculty at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music. Her summer festival appearances have included Aspen, Caramoor, Keshet Alon, and the Zenith Chamber Music Festival. Ms. Reider has made many live recordings for television and radio. Her feature CD recording of the Wieniawski Violin Concerto in F# minor with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra is on the MMO label.
Ms. Reider studied in Novosibirsk with Zakhar Bron and as a Starling Scholarship student of Dorothy Delay, Kurt Sassmannshaus and Piotr Milewski at the University of Cincinnati. She currently lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Andy Pilder, and their daughter, Anat.