Anna Blanton graduated from the University of Louisville in Spring of 2010, on a music scholarship, with a Bachelor of Arts in music with emphasis in violin performance and a minor in marketing. The violin professor she studied with was J. Patrick Rafferty. While at UofL she also took a semester jazz improvisation course from Ansyn Banks. Blanton was a member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Orchestra in 2007, 2008, and 2009. On March 8, 2007 she traveled with the UofL Symphony Orchestra to Carnegie Hall to perform new music including Aaron Jay Kernis's Musica Celestis, Karel Husa's Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, and Mr. Currier's eleven-minute Microsymph. Blanton's recent endeavors include performing with the Paducah Symphony, the folk/rock band Field of Kings, the international Beatles music festival Abbey Road on the River, and occasionally in the backup ensemble for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Classical music, Rasputina, Jeff Guernsey, Mark O'Connor, Devotchka, Diablo Swing Orchestra
What to Expect
• Trans-Siberian Orchestra:
Beethovens Last Night Tour- Evansville and Louisville, 2nd
violin, April-May 2011
• Paducah Symphony:
1st violinist, 2011-present
• Field of Kings:
91.9 WFPK Live Lunch
'Faces at the Palace' Concert Series at the Louisville Palace
New Albany Live @ 5
Jubilo Music and Arts Festival
• Lanseville Heritage Fiddle Contest:
1st place winner 2010, 2011, 2012
• Iroquois Amphitheatre
Once Upon a Mattress, concertmistress, August 2011
• Abbey Road on the River Beatles Festival-
Louisville 2010, 2011, 2012
Washington DC, 2012
• Vampire Squid:
2 Week East Coast Tour, Aug 2010, electric violinist
• Bourbon Baroque:
1st violin, December 2009
• Southeast Christian Church:
Easter Pageant, March-April 2011
• St. Luke's United Church of Christ:
Holiday Services, 2011
• Fern Creek Baptist Church:
Holiday Services, 2008-present
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