Cellist Anna Sanders Lee has worked with artists including Janos Starker, Colin Carr, Wendy Warner, Joseph Silverstein, Norman Fischer, Richard Aaron, Martin Katz, and Andrés Díaz. She has also attended summer festivals such as Scotia Fest in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Rencontres Musicales de Noyers in France where she studied with world-renowned cellist Gary Hoffmann. Her teachers have included Anthony Elliott, Rhonda Rider, Wesley Baldwin, and Janos Starker.
A native of East Tennessee, Anna received her undergraduate degree in Cello Performance from the University of Michigan where she was awarded both the Artistic Leadership Award and the Michigan Grant based on artistic and academic merit. Anna has recently performed at venues such as Symphony Center in Chicago, The University of Chicago, Millennium Park, and Second Presbyterian Church in Chicago as well as Kerrytown Concert House and Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor.
Anna currently serves on the Cello Faculty at the Merit School of Music in Chicago and is the co-founder of the Chicago Cello Collective. She received Suzuki training from Sally Gross, Tanya Carey, and Nancy Jackson.
Anna resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, Cheng-Hou, also a cellist, and their miniature poodle, Messi, not a cellist.
Photo by Elliot Mandel