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.
Prior to joining the North Carolina Symphony, from 2015 to 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. From 2014 to 2019, he was the Principal Second Violin of the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Portland, Maine, where he also served as Acting Concertmaster on numerous occasions.
From 2015 to 2017, Anemone was a member of the Larchmere String Quartet. A graduate of the New England Conservatory, 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, the North Carolina Chamber Music Institute, and the Lamar Stringfield Music Camp, and he has also held teaching posts at the St. Paul Chamber Music Institute, the North Bennet Street School, the Ip Piano School, and Arthur Russell Strings.