At 27 years old, Anna Tifu is one of the most interesting young Italian talents.
After making her debut as soloist with the Orchestra National de Pays de La Loire at 11 years old, she went on to perform Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1 at La Scala at the age of 12. Truly a prodigy, Anna took first prize with distinction at the Vittorio Veneto concert series when she was 8, and went on to win a number of prestigious international competitions whilst still in her teens, including the Società Umanitaria di Milano competition (1996), the Kloster Schöntal International Competition in Germany (1997), the Italian Society of Authors and Editors (S.I.A.E) competition for the best students from the Italian Music Academies, the Viotti Valsesia International Competition and the International Competition M. Abbado Competition in Stresa. She received her Music Diploma from the Cagliari Academy of Music at the age of 15.
In 2007 she came to international attention as winner of the first prize in the George Enescu International Competition in Bucharest.
As a soloist Anna has collaborated with many major orchestras, including the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Chamber Orchestra, Berliner Philharmonic Virtuosos, Israel Philharmonic Soloists, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Essen Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Philharmonic of the Nations, Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Teatro Lirico of Cagliari, Romanian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Limburg Symphonie Orkest of Maastricht, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Symphonica Toscanini, Orchestra della RAI di Torino, Pomeriggi Musicali, Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Orchestra Regionale del Lazio, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese.
Anna has also collaborated with a number of internationally celebrated soloists and artists. In 2011 Andrea Bocelli invited her as guest soloist for various concerts in Italy and abroad, and June 2012, she performed alongside Maxim Vengerov at the Tuscan Sun Festival. Anna was also recently featured along with conductor Riccardo Muti, director Gabriele Tornatore and the dancer Eleonora Abbagnato in an advertisement for the Italian airline company Alitalia.
Anna studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Aaron Rosand, Shmuel Ashkenazy and Pamela Frank from 2005 to 2008. In 2001, 2004 and 2005 she was awarded scholarships from the Mozart-Gesellschaft Dortmund, and most recently she won a scholarship by the International Music Academy in Cagliari to study in Paris and was awarded the Diplome Superier de Concertiste.
She plays a Carlo Bergonzi violin, Cremona 1739 known as "Mischa Piastro" on loan from the Associazione Pro Canale of Milan.