ANNE RAINWATER, PIANO
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.
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 – FALL 2019
In August of 2019, I was proud to perform Unladylike, an interdisciplinary work, along visual artist Victoria Welling. Below is a video of highlights from the show. Please enjoy!