When and where was your first concert with the MCO? My first concert with the MCO was in Bremen in 2006 with Daniel Harding, Brahms’ 2nd symphony.
What do you need to feel at home while on tour? I like to feel close to the people, to be able to walk to restaurants and talk to everyone as though I lived in that city. I need to feel part of wherever I am and share my daily routine.
What is the best thing about being a musician? Discover, explore, listen, share, imagine, experience, live!!
If you could play another instrument what would it be? I think I would play cello, for its natural elegance and the role it plays in music.
The first piece of music you fell in love with: Hindemith’s Viola Sonata op.11 no. 4 – my first viola CD when I was a child.
Anna Puig Torné has been a member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra since 2009. She is also principal viola player of Camerata Bern and Camerata 432, and collaborates with other orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Orchestra Mozart, Maggio Fiorentino Musicale, and the Spanish ensemble BandArt under the leadership of Gordan Nikolic.
Anna has been invited as guest leader in the major orchestras of Spain, has made several solo appearances with orchestras, and is a member of various chamber music ensembles. She was previously the viola player of Dalia Quartet. Anna is regularly invited regularly to join chamber music festivals around Europe where she has the opportunity to play with fantastic musicians.
Anna is involved in a variety of music education projects around the world, including her position teaching viola and chamber music at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona, and collaborates regularly with associations and organisations that develop projects to integrate and educate children at risk of exclusion.
She is presently recording the solo viola repertoire of Catalan composer Jordi Cervelló.
Born in Cervera, Spain, in 1982, Anna started her musical studies at the age of five with Paul Cortese. She continued her studies first with Walter Küssner and then with Tabea Zimmermann in Berlin.