Pre-Recorded Musical Performance: Sonata in A Major (II. Allegro)


Adrian Anantawan
Violinist, Disability Advocate

Adrian Anantawan holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University, and Harvard Graduate School of Education. As a violinist, he has studied with Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, and Anne-Sophie Mutter, and his academic work in education was supervised by Howard Gardner. His career highlights include performances at the White House, the United Nations, and the Olympics, and playing for Christopher Reeve, Pope John Paul II, and the Dalai Lama. Anantawan has performed extensively in Canada as a soloist with the Toronto, Nova Scotia, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Montreal, Edmonton, and Vancouver orchestras, and also played recitals at the Aspen Music Festival and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. He helped create the Virtual Chamber Music Initiative at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, which brings researchers, musicians, doctors, and educators together to develop adaptive musical instruments for young people with disabilities to play in a chamber music setting. He is also the founder of the Music Inclusion Program, aimed at having children with disabilities learn instrumental music with their typical peers. From 2012 to 2016, he was co-director of music at Conservatory Lab Charter School, receiving a ONEin3 Impact Award for his work in 2015 from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Anantawan is also Juno Award nominee, a member of the Terry Fox Hall of Fame, and was awarded a Diamond Jubilee Medal from Queen Elizabeth II. Anantawan currently serves as chair of music at Milton Academy and as artistic director of Shelter Music Boston. He continues to perform, speak, and teach around the world as an advocate for disability and the arts.

A performance of a piano/violin piece, "Sonata in A Major (II. Allegro)" by French composer Cesar Frank, interpreted by Adrian Anantawan.