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 Goldberg Variations. The album is available for purchase HERE. 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 ornery cat Ernie, or reading excessively. I help support Oakland Animal Services and the National Wildlife Foundation through my involvement in Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists that donates a percentage of their concert fees to organizations they care about. 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.