Anne Rainwater


Hello, and welcome to my website!

I am a pianist from Oakland, California. I perform a lot of contemporary music and also specialize in the works of J.S. Bach. In 2018, I recorded my own version of Bach’s Golberg Variations. The album is available for purchase HERE.

I am proud to curate a monthly recital series, as well as maintian 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 ornery cat Ernie, or reading excessively. Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like to discuss potential lessons, musical collaboration, or anything else.

Artist Statement

My work at the piano explores hidden and overt moments of musical expression – I enjoy probing the boundaries of time, volume, speed and density as it reflects our frenetic 21st-century experiences and sensibilities. I am attracted to pieces that contain poetry, movement, electronics, vocalization, and extended pianistic techniques, and I am particularly excited to parse through dense sound textures and counterpoint in contemporary and Baroque works. From moments of outward energy to spacious introspection, I aim to bring listeners towards a deeper understanding of a work’s cohesive structure and inherent ethos.

News and Updates – Summer 2019

My Goldberg Variations CD is now available! Please click on the button to make a purchase.

Recording with the Swedish exotica band Ixtahuele in Los Angeles in July!

As part of the documentary “As the Wind: The Enchated Life of Eden Ahbez,” I will be recording with the Swedish exotica band Ixtahuele on Subliminal Sounds.

We will be recording the entire, never-before-recorded Dharmaland Suite, written by Eden Abhez in 1961. Joe Romersa, a collaborator of Eden Ahbez’s, will also be part of the album.

Join Victoria Welling and myself for an intimate, exploratory performance art piece on Friday, August 16th entitled Unladylike. Drawing from elements of ritual, the “cult of domesticity,” and societal expectations of women, both of the past and present, Anne and Victoria invite viewers to explore their own beliefs about women and their roles in private and public spheres.

This is part of the first “pop-up” mobile Vernon Salon Series at a private home in Mill Valley, CA. Please contact me for more information.