Anthony Blea, master violinist, is a veteran performer, composer, and instructor, whose performances have graced the stages, and enriched the musical community of the San Francisco Bay Area for over four decades. Awarded a full scholarship to attend the San Francisco Conservatory of Music at age 11, He would later travel to New York, and study at the Manhattan School of Music where he received his Bachelor’s degree, and return to the Bay Area, to receive his Master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
His work in classical and modern music with hallmark musical institutions like The San Francisco Opera Orchestra, and the Bay Chamber Symphony, is made all the more exceptional when viewed alongside his Incredible body of work in the field of Afro Cuban Music, where he has established himself as one of a handful of players in the world, who have actually mastered the subtle and beautiful genre of Charanga music, an amalgam of both European classical music and African rhythms.
Performances with iconic artists like Israel “Cachao” Lopez, Ray Charles, Boz Scaggs and Leonard Bernstein, have garnered him the attention of the press and music lovers alike and earned him a well deserved reputation as the bay area’s best multi-talented violinist
Having spent more than 30 years perfecting his teaching technique in instruction, solo mentoring, and group/solo clinics, Anthony is an involved and caring teacher, instilling in his students not only a love of established musical forms, but also encouraging experimentation, and their own unique voices, on an instrument that requires the highest level of discipline, and instruction. Most of all, Anthony is know for his good humor, warmth, and lifelong love of the instrument that has shaped and defined his life.
The Violin. Instrument of joy.
Anthony offers the following services, subject to availability:
– One-on-one instruction
– Solo violin performances
– Studio recording
– Public speaking engagements.
If you are interested in contacting Anthony Blea, Please fill out the following form, being sure to include your contact phone number, email, and a short message, and an assistant will reply as soon as is possible.