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Ian Anderson

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„dem tollen Bratschisten Ian Anderson“ („the great violist Ian Anderson“) | Benedikt von Bernstorff, Der Tagesspiegel; IMOGEN at the Berlin Konzerthaus, May 2016

★★★★ – BBC Music Magazine, for Duo van Vliet’s debut album, Lachrymae ReVisited, July 2017

Ian Anderson plays in many different ensembles, including Wooden Elephant (totally-acoustic string quintet which reimagines electronic-based albums in their entirety), yllwshrk (alternative rock band, ‘yellow shark’, where he plays guitar and writes music), Scottish Ballet (where he holds the position of Principal Viola), Duo van Vliet (viola and accordion duo), and IMOGEN (Berlin-based chamber music collective). He is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London (undergraduate viola with James Sleigh, where he won the Maurice Loban Prize for viola final recitals) and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow (postgraduate composition with David Fennessy).

Recent highlights include playing on Radiohead’s latest album A Moon Shaped Pool (with the London Contemporary Orchestra); the release of Duo van Vliet’s debut album Lachrymae ReVisited on Orchid Classics (shortlisted for Recording of the Year at the 2018 New Music Scotland Awards); IMOGEN’s debut tour of Germany with Gilles Apap, presenting a thread of music of all styles, including Ravel, Björk, Frank Zappa, Claude Vivier and King Crimson; and the launch of Wooden Elephant in conjunction with PODIUM Festival Esslingen.

Ian is a former Principal Viola of the European Union Youth Orchestra, and plays on a 2003 John Dilworth viola, purchased with support from the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund.


Beim PODIUM Festival 2018 zu sehen:

Donnerstag, 26.04. – PROLOG: Dies alles gibt es also (KOMMA)
Freitag, 27.04. – Eröffnungskonzert: Jubiläum (Stadtkirche)
Montag, 30.04. – Lust auf den Mai (Villa Merkel)
Mittwoch, 02.05 – Sessions (Central Theater)
Donnerstag, 03.05. – KID A (KOMMA)
Freitag, 04.05 – Krank vor Liebe (Central Theater)
Freitag, 04.05. – Erlösung! (Frauenkirche Esslingen)