Violist Anna Redekop, a native of London, Ontario, finds herself in increasing demand as a chamber and orchestral player throughout Canada. After earning a degree in French Language and Literature from the University of Western Ontario while studying viola privately with Ralph Aldrich, she decided to pursue a career in performance.
Anna has studied with founding Juilliard String Quartet violinist Robert Koff in Boston, as well as at the Royal Conservatory of Music with Rennie Regehr and Steven Dann. She performs regularly as the founding violist of the Madawaska String Quartet and as the violist of the Shaw Festival’s Ensemble-in-Residence, the Blue Spruce Quartet. With the MSQ she’s performed at the Festival of the Sound, the Elora Festival, the Festival Iberoamericano in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall, as well as at many other international festivals and series, with collaborators such as Measha Brueggergosman, Jan Lisiecki, Adrianne Piezconka and Robert Kortgaard. In addition to her role as a chamber musician, she performs regularly with groups such as the National Ballet of Canada, Esprit Orchestra, Tapestry New Opera Company and the Queen of Puddings Music Theatre.
CBC broadcasts include numerous chamber and orchestral performances throughout Canada. Anna has also performed and recorded with artists such as Jann Arden, Anne Murray, Bruce Cockburn, Sarah Slean, the Cowboy Junkies, Michael Buble and Tom Cochrane. She has performed at the Juno Awards and has recorded various film and television soundtracks. In addition, she’s served on faculty and coached chamber music at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Kincardine Summer Music Festival and Music at Port Milford.
Anna plays a viola made by her friend Johann Lotter in 2006.