Anna Galura
‚ÄčAnna Galura has been playing violin since the age of 7 and began piano studies at the age of 6. In 2014 she was accepted into the University of Utah School of Music for violin performance and while there, she received full scholarship as a member of the Utah Philharmonia, the Utah Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra with Dr. Robert Baldwin as well as the Mount Olympus Honors Quartet and New Music Ensemble and was also a foundational member of the Baroque Student Ensemble.
 
In 2015, after a series of sponsored recitals, she attended the University of Utah Chamber Music Workshop, the Miami Music Festival, and the Saarburg Chamber Music Festival in Saarburg, Germany. She has premiered works by a number of new music composers and has interest in further developing the musical scope of the violin through improvisational collaboration in a new project with Marbel Music Company and through undergraduate research at the College of Charleston under the direction of Dr. Edward Hart I'm and Yuriy Bekker.
 
In 2016, she received full fellowship to the Miami Music Festival to work with many internationally acclaimed artists including Gary Levinson, Michael Klotz, Yuriy Bekker, Christine Goerke, Alan Held, and Larry Rachleff. As a pit orchestra musician she has performed with a number of opera productions such as La Boheme,The Crucible, La enfant et les Sortileges, Gianni Schicchi, Hansel and Gretel, Die Fladermaus, Cendrillon, as well as musical productions including Footloose, The Last Five Years ,and Once Upon a Mattress to name a few. 
 
She has held a number of leadership positions as concert master, associate concertmaster, and principal second and has been a guest performer with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Summerville Community Orchestra.  She recently moved to Charleston to further her violin studies with Yuriy Bekker, the concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and holds position as a concertmaster with the College of Charleston Orchestra. Her primary teachers have been Jack Ashton, Hasse Borup, Ralph Matson, and Yuriy Bekker.Anna also has a passion for teaching rising artists and has had full active studios for eight years. Her guiding philosophy has been that music can change and enhance the life of any individual who is willing to allow themselves to be challenged. She is thrilled to be a faculty member of the Charleston Academy of Music to continue serving her community through beautiful music.