Anne Rainwater

Pianist | Curator | Educator

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Hello, and welcome to my website!

I am a pianist from Oakland, California. I perform a lot of contemporary music, but also specialize in the music of J.S. Bach. This past year,  I raised funds online to record my own version of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. The album will be released in December 2018 – stay tuned for updates.

I am proud to curate a monthly recital series, as well as maintain an active gigging and teaching schedule. When I’m not playing the piano, I can usually be found running long distances, hanging out with my cat Ernie, or reading. Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like to discuss potential lessons or anything else.

Latest News and Updates – Fall 2018

I’ll be traveling to New York, Iowa, and Kansas in the middle of November to help John Winer and Brian Chidester finish up their documentary on eden ahbez, a composer and cousin of my great-grandmother.

Goldberg album release! The CD release party will be held in Oakland on Saturday, December 15th. Please contact me if you would like to join the celebration.

Artist Statement

My work explores hidden and overt moments of musical expression. I am excited by pieces that contain nested melodic and rhythmic elements, and I enjoy sifting through dense spaces to reveal a cohesive structure. I am attracted to works that contain poetry, movement, electronics, and extended pianist techniques. From moments of frenetic energy to spacious introspection, I aspire to bring the listener on a guided tour of a performance’s framework and inherent ethos.