Anne Rainwater

Pianist | Curator | Educator


Latest News and Updates – Fall 2018

Goldberg album release! The CD release party will be held in Oakland on Friday, December 14th. Please contact me if you would like to join the celebration.

My Goldberg Variations CD is now ready for order. Please click on the button to the left to make a purchase.

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 spring,  I recorded my own version of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. The album is now available for CD pre-order.

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.

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 pianistic 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.