Cellist Anne Gratz received Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees and an Orchestral Studies Diploma from Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Alan Harris. While at Eastman, Ms. Gratz was co-principal of the Eastman Philharmonia and a member of the cello section of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra through the Mellon Fellowship with Eastman’s Orchestral Studies program. Prior to attending Eastman, she spent three years at Interlochen Arts Academy and graduated as valedictorian. During three summers at the International Festival Institute at Round Top, Ms. Gratz pursued additional studies with Stephen Geber, Emilio Colón and Andre Emelianoff, was principal of the Texas Festival Orchestra, and performed frequently in faculty and honors chamber music concerts.
Ms. Gratz relocated to Arizona after graduating from Eastman in 2005 to join the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Since moving to Tucson, her performance schedule has been diverse, including recent performances for the Southern Arizona Aids Foundation benefit Dance in the RED and the St. Philip's Bach Marathon, the Tucson Pops Orchestra, and the St. Andrew's Bach Society. She joined the Kingfisher Quartet in 2009 and is performing recitals in Tucson and Green Valley. Ms. Gratz is also active as a teacher, with a private studio in Tucson, and has been a faculty member at Chamber Music in the Mountains since 2006. She coaches cello sectionals for Tucson Junior Strings and has presented educational programs and clinics in local schools with both the Tucson Symphony String Quintet and Piano Trio.