Violinist Robert Anemone has been praised for his “complete command, beautiful sound, and firmness without anxiety”(Boston Musical Intelligencer). First prize winner of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition, the New England Conservatory Violin Competition, and the Concord Orchestra Young Artist Competition, he has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Concord Orchestra, New England Conservatory Philharmonia, and University of Evansville Symphony Orchestra, as well as in recital in the United States and Europe. He is currently a member of the first violin section of the North Carolina Symphony.
From 2015-2018, Anemone was concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and a member of the Eykamp String Quartet, which held the position of faculty artists-in-residence at the University of Evansville. Since 2014, he has held the position of principal second violin of the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Portland, Maine, where he has also served numerous times as acting concertmaster. Other orchestral engagements have included appearances as guest concertmaster with Indianapolis Opera and Orchestra Kentucky, as well as performances with a variety of larger ensembles including the Boston-based chamber orchestras A Far Cry and Discovery Ensemble, Odyssey Opera, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), and Callithumpian Consort.
From 2015 to 2017, Anemone was a member of the Larchmere String Quartet, which gave recitals and masterclasses across the United States and Canada in such venues as the Chicago Cultural Center, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the University of Louisville’s Comstock Hall. A graduate of James Buswell’s studio at the New England Conservatory (BM 2012, MM 2014), Anemone was a recipient of the Dorothy J. Bales ’41 Violin Scholarship and was awarded the 2014 Gunther Schuller medal for outstanding graduate study. He is a regular faculty member at the Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop each June, and has also held teaching posts at the North Bennet Street School, the Ip Piano School, and Arthur Russell Strings.