Anne Gratz’s performing career has taken her from China to Lincoln Center, with Tucson’s Hotel Congress and elementary school cafeterias in between. She is the principal cellist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and True Concord Voices and Orchestra. Anne is also a member of the Tucson Symphony String Quartet and Quintet, with whom she performs for over 10,000 local elementary school students annually. She has performed with Tucson Pops Orchestra, St. Andrew’s Bach Society, Broadway in Tucson, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Texas Festival Orchestra. Anne has been a part of a wide range of recordings including True Concord’s Grammy-nominated album Far in the Heavens, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s first commercial recording, and Calexico’s Algiers. She has performed as a soloist with Tucson Pops Orchestra, Arizona Symphonic Winds, Foothills Philharmonic, and the Tucson Symphony.
Anne maintains a private cello studio in Tucson and has worked as a teacher and clinician with many local music programs including Pima Community College, Tucson Junior Strings, Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra, and Arizona Suzuki Association. She has completed Suzuki Teacher Training Courses with Alice Vierra, Shu-Yi Scott, Tanya Carey, and Avi Friedlander. A native of Indiana, Anne graduated as valedictorian from Interlochen Arts Academy and received Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees and an Orchestral Studies Diploma from Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Alan Harris.