Praised for her electrifying and soulful energy, Annaliesa Place, enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, chamber musician, Broadway performer, and educational director. She collaborates with musicians and artists across many genres and has performed in the world's leading concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and the Kennedy Center. She made her concerto debut at age 12 with the Heidelberg Orchestra and has since appeared as soloist with Jackson, Peabody, and North State Symphonies, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore, and Camerata Notterna.
A passionate chamber musician, she is a founding member of the conductor-less string orchestra, ECCO. Tours include repeat engagements at 92nd Street Y, The Town Hall, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Naumburg Summer Series. She has performed at festivals such as Yellowbarn, La Jolla, Verbier, Skaneateles, Laguna Beach, Juneau Jazz and Classics, Music for Montauk, Lake Champlain, Chamber Music Northwest, and has appeared with ensembles including Alarm Will Sound, Jupiter Chamber Players, Ensemble ACJW, Metropolis Ensemble, and Absolute Ensemble.
Collaborations include projects with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Arlo Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bublé, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, The Roots, and J Cole. Annaliesa has recorded dozens of movie soundtracks including Joker, which won an Academy Award in 2020 for Best Musical Score. She has performed on Broadway in Aladdin, Moulin Rouge, and held chairs at Beetlejuice and New York New York. Currently, she is concertmaster at Harmony playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theater.
Annaliesa is the Director of Strings at the Dwight-Englewood School, where she founded StringJam, a conductor-less string orchestra comprised of top pre-college musicians. She has founded and led music festivals such as String Society and Summer Arts with Juilliard in Switzerland.
Principal teachers and mentors include Vasile Beluska, David Russell, David Updegraff, Victor Danchencko, Robert Mann, Robert Lipsett, Leon Fleisher, Robert van Sice, Donald Weilerstein, Peter Salaff, and David Cerone. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory and a Master of Music from Juilliard School.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Master’s Degree
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Instrumentalist/Pit Musician