Anna Kozak

Violin I

Anna Kozak joined the First Violin Section of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra after winning an international audition in 2001. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Music Degree from the University of Calgary.

Anna Kozak joined the First Violin Section of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra after winning an international audition in 2001. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Music Degree from the University of Calgary.

Anna loves being an orchestral musician. It’s a profession that has taken her to concert halls all over Europe as well as Carnegie Hall in New York. She has performed with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Kensington Sinfonia, Red Deer Symphony and Okanagan Symphony.

Currently, in addition to the ESO, Anna is part of the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, where she performs as the Associate Concertmaster, chamber musician and soloist.

Anna is also an active and sought after chamber musician. She has been a member of many ensembles, including Vad Ensemble, Strathcona String Quartet, Obsessions Octet and was a founding member of the Onyx String Quartet and Tersona Piano Trio.

Besides performing, Anna finds it fulfilling to share her passion and knowledge with her students. She holds a small private studio, teaches at the annual Wye Strings Camp, and on occasion leads coaching sessions for local amateur groups.

Anna has the privilege to perform on a violin made in 1770 in Florence by Giovanni Battista Gabrielli.

Once she is done practicing, performing, and teaching, Anna enjoys traveling, gardening or just relaxing with her husband and their Great Dane, “George”.