Anna Kozak is a violinist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster of the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and Principal Second Violin of the Chamber Orchestra of Edmonton. She loves being an orchestral musician – it is a career that has taken her to concert halls all over Europe with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra as well as to Carnegie Hall in New York with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, but she feels life would not be complete without chamber music. It is in that smaller setting she finds satisfaction in a closer and more intimate connection to the music, the other musicians as well as to the audience. Anna holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Music degree from the University of Calgary. She performs on a violin made in Florence in 1770 by Giovanni Battista Gabrielli.
Outside of music, Anna loves to travel with her husband – together they have been to more than 25 countries. In addition to appreciating architecture and food, she is fascinated by diverse approaches to daily life. They have also raised three Great Danes.