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Anna Kruger
M.M., Manhattan School of Music
510-531-7826 • Email
Office: Capistrano 428

Courses/Areas Taught
  • Viola

Professor Anna Kruger

Anna KrugerAnna Kruger is Associate Principal Viola of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and Principal Viola of the grammy-nominated New Century Chamber Orchestra. She is also a frequent substitute with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.

As founding violist of the Lark Quartet from 1985 through 1998, she toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe, to Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, and Russia.  Among many competition prizes awarded the Lark were the Gold Medal in the 1991 Shostakovitch International String Quartet Competition and the 1990 Naumburg Chamber Music Award.  The quartet also received top prizes in the London, Melbourne (Australia), Paolo Borciani (Italy), Karl Klingler (Germany) and Banff (Canada) International String Quartet Competitions. In 1998, the Quartet's commission and premiere of String Quartet No. 2 by Aaron Jay Kernis won the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Teaching residencies with the Lark included Dartmouth College, FL State and FL Atlantic Universities, San Diego State University, OH University, and at the Juilliard School as assistants to the Juilliard Quartet.  Ms. Kruger earned her Bachelor of Music with High Distinction from Indiana University, and completed her Masters degree at the Manhattan School of Music.