Anna Fusek is a phenomenon lauded equally by audience and press. Born in Prague and raised in Germany, she crosses musical boundaries as well receiving international acclaim: She has conquered concert halls all over the world playing no less than three different instruments. As a soloist she tours with renowned orchestras such as Venice Baroque Orchestra or Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Recorder player Anna Fusek has secured her part in today’s musical life. Much to concert goers’ surprise and delight though she lays aside the recorder while they are applauding in order to pick up the violin to continue her performance on that instrument. She has also appeared numerous times on stage as a concert pianist and so she is pursuing the baroque tradition of the versatile musician.
In Jan Bosse’s much lauded production of “Calisto” by Cavalli her versatility was hailed by audiences both at Theater Basel and the Frankfurt Opera: In the role of Amor she alluringly bowed the strings of her violin, winded love melodies and jinxed the ensemble by playing the piano. Audiences were spellbound.
Her huge range benefits all of her projects: The gracious musician inspires through her joy of playing and deep musicality, as the French Muse Baroque (le magazine de la musique baroque) described a concert: “really incredible performance of Anna Fusek that sent electric shock waves through the evening.“
Anna Fusek was born in Prague in 1981. Since her fifth, sixth respectively her eighth year she plays violin, recorder and piano. She was first tutored by Corinna Guzinski in Dortmund and Michael Wessel-Therhorn in Münster.
She studied with Han Tol in Rotterdam and Christoph Huntgeburth in Berlin, where she made her Artistic Diploma in 2005. She was rewarded DAAD scholarship to continue her studies of historical pianos with EdoardoTorbianelli and recorder (ensemble) with Conrad Steinmann at the ScholaCantorum in Basel, Switzerland. In 2008 she returned to Berlin to study baroque violin with IrmgardHuntgeburth at the University of Arts and she finished it in 2013 with an Artistic Diploma.
Moreover she studied Philosophy and Musicology at the Humboldt University Berlin (Diploma MA 2005) and she did an Acting class (Summer Program 2009) at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
She was rewarded 2nd prize and prize of the International Youth Jury at the International Recorder Competition in 2006 in Feldkirch, Austria. She was multiple prize-winner of the national German Youth Competition “Jugendmusiziert” on all three of her instruments.
As soloist she did concerts in the following concert halls: Musikverein Wien, Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie Berlin, Théatre des Champs-Elysées Paris, Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, Gran TeatrodelLiceu Barcelona, Herkulessaal Munich and Rudolfinum Prague. She worked with Andrea Marcon, Christian Curnyn, Michael Sanderling, Richard Dindo, Andreas Dresen, Magdalena Kožená, Sara Mingardo und Reinhold Friedrich, and with orchestras such as Venice Baroque Orchestra, AkademiefürAlteMusik Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Bremer Philharmoniker, Baroque orchestra Collegium 1704 Prague, Il Pomo d’oro, Baroque orchestra La Cetra Basel, Baroque orchestra Elbipolis Hamburg, Cappella Mediterranea, Kammerakademie Potsdam and Ensemble Oriol.
As actress and musician she played in 2010-2012 the part of “Amor” in Francesco Cavalli’s baroque opera “La Calisto” at Theater Basel and Frankfurter Oper (Stage Director: Jan Bosse).
As Musical Assistant to Andrea Marcon and Sergio Azzolini, correpetitor and recorder player Anna Fusek was involved in opera productions at Basel Theater, Potsdam Palace Theater and Goethe Theater during the Handel Festival Halle. Moreover she was assistant to stage director Ingo Kerkhof at KölnerOper and she has been an intern at Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin to stage director Jan Bosse.
Radio and TV recordings for MDR, NDR, SchweizerFernsehen, ČeskáTelevize, ORF, Radio de la Suisse Romande, Radio 98.7wfmt Chicago and recordings for “Deutsche Grammophon”, “EMI” and “PanClassics”.