American violinist Anthony Marini has performed around the world as a soloist, orchestra member, and chamber musician. His performances have taken him across the North American, South American, and European continents. As a soloist, Anthony has been heard with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Catholic University of America Symphony Orchestra, and the Sibelius Academy Baroque Orchestra. He is also an active recitalist, and is known for his creative and varied programming.
Anthony specializes in the historical performance of early music, and is often seen leading as concertmaster or section leader in several ensembles, including Ensemble Zaïs, La Cie du Globe, the Baroque Orchestra of the Conservatoire de Paris, the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique, and the Finnish Baroque Orchestra’s STORIA Orchestra. He also performs with other orchestras including the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Na Carenza, Les Ambassadeurs, Ensemble Nylandia, the Folger Consort, and Modern Musick. Anthony is very active in chamber music, and performs with Les Étrangers, Corde Sonore, the 2nd Floor Consort, and Ensemble Il Caravaggio, as well as in a duo with harpsichord player Laura Ollberg. In addition, Anthony has been active in summer festivals such as the Baroque Festival in Sablé, the Baroque Festival of Mont Blanc, The Renaissance of the Organ of Bordeaux, the Utrecht Fringe Festival, Sastamala Gregoriana, Kirkko Soikoon, SibaFest, the Washington Early Music Festival, and institutes such as the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin College, and Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. His performances have been broadcast by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) and WETA (USA), and can be heard on Les Ambassadeurs’ recording of Rameau for the Erato label and Ensemble Zaïs’ recording of Rameau and Händel for the Paraty label. As a freelance musician, Anthony is in demand as both a modern and baroque violinist and violist.
Anthony Marini received his Bachelor of Music in modern violin from the Catholic University of America, where he studied with Jody Gatwood. During this time, he also studied baroque violin extracurricularly with Risa Browder. In 2010, Anthony left the United States to study baroque violin at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland with Minna Kangas. During his studies, he also completed an ERASMUS exchange at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP) in France with François Fernandez. He has also worked privately with Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch. He has participated in masterclasses with Amandine Beyer, Pierre Hantaï, Florence Malgoire, Alessandro Tampieri, Reinhard Goebel, Fabio Bonizzoni, Kris Verelst, Enrico Gatti, Ryo Terakado, Riccardo Minasi, Eric Höbarth, Mitzi Meyerson, Lawrence Dreyfus, Georg Kallweit, Robert Mealy, Marilyn McDonald, Marc Destrubé, Julie Andrijewski, Cynthia Roberts, and Jeanne Lamon. He has also studied chamber music with Kenneth Weiss, Blandine Rannou, Anssi Mattila, Jari S. Puhakka, Assi Karttunen, John Moran, and Kenneth Slowik.
Anthony has a love for learning new instruments as well as folk music. He has studied viola da gamba with Veli-Markus Tapio (and performs with the Jaye Consort), nyckelharpa with Emilia Amper, viola d’amore with Thomas Georgi, and various Nordic fiddling traditions with Tommi Asplund. Anthony plays a violin made by Jason Viseltear, made possible by the support of the Finnish Cultural Fund.