Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti plays, teaches, composes, and writes about contemporary music. Lanzilotti has been a guest artist with Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Signal, and the International Contemporary Ensemble. As a recording artist, she has played on albums ranging from Björk’s Vulnicura Live to Dai Fujikura’s Chance Monsoon and Ted Hearne’s The Source.
Lanzilotti’s compositions, which often deal with unique instrument-objects, include her commissions from the Noguchi Museum involving obsidian sound sculptures or Akari light sculptures, and her recent collaborations with Nina C. Young and Senem Pirler. Last season, Lanzilotti was featured as a composer-performer with OK Electric Festival, Dots+Loops, and the Sound School Melbourne series.
Lanzilotti has been on the faculty at University of Northern Colorado, New York University, and Casalmaggiore International Music Festival. In the summer she is a viola and composition faculty member at Point Counterpoint. A native of Hawaii, Lanzilotti is a co-founder and artistic consultant for Kalikolehua—El Sistema Hawaii, a free orchestra program for underserved youth. She has written articles for Neue Zeitschrift für Musik and Music & Literature and program notes for the London Symphony Orchestra. Her dissertation, an analysis of Andrew Norman’s The Companion Guide to Rome, shows the influence of architecture and visual art on the work. As an extension of her research, she created Shaken Not Stuttered, a free online resource demonstrating extended techniques for strings.
Lanzilotti holds degrees from Oberlin, Yale, and Manhattan School of Music. She was an orchestral fellow in the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and New World Symphony, and participated in the Lucerne Festival Academy under Pierre Boulez. Her mentors include Hiroko Primrose, Peter Slowik, Jesse Levine, Martin Bresnick, Wilfried Strehle, Karen Ritscher, and Reiko Füting.