Born and raised in Munich, Germany, violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport was born into a musical family, American soprano Africa Yarbo-Davenport and the late Austrian conductor Hans Peter Jillich. Praised by international critics for her captivating performances she regularly performs in venues like Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall,
Munich Philharmonic, Teatro Mayor Bogotá, Mozarteum Saal Salzburg, and the Royal Albert Hall. Her performances can also be heard on Radio & TV in the US, South America and Europe. She is the winner of the Presser Music Award for artistic and academic excellence, International Competition for Romantic Music, IBLA Foundation World Competition Italy, Jugend Musiziert Germany, Alpen-Adria, MTNA USA, the Rotary Club Salzburg, among others.
October 2017 Anyango made her debut as the newly appointed director, conductor and
soloist of the Colour of Music Festival Virtuosi, a chamber orchestra based in Charleston, SC. Anyango’s current concert season include an invitation to perform at
the BBC Proms in London, Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy with the Orchestra Bellas
Artes at the televised South American New Year’s Gala, Brahms’ Violin Concerto with
the EAFIT Symphony Orchestra Medellin (Colombia), among other exciting programs.
In addition she is recording a CD of contemporary American music with pianist Vanessa
Fadial (The Colburn School, LA) and invited to perform chamber music concerts with
members of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics. Anyango will be performing the
concertos ranging from Mozart, Brahms to Walton throughout the Americas during the
2018/19 season and is an active masterclasses and workshop teaching artist.
Anyango’s published and current research focus on musician health and a healthy
playing technique, as well as the development of a new technique curriculum.
Anyango has received her early training at the Musikhochschule Munich (Germany) and
the University “Mozarteum” Salzburg (Austria). Anyango is a Doctoral Candidate at the
Eastman School of Music (New York) where she was awarded the coveted Performer’s
Certificate and served as teaching assistant to mentor, Charles Castleman.
A dedicated teacher, Anyango was awarded the Jack L. Frank Award for Excellence in
Teaching. Her students win top prizes in international competitions and hold
professional orchestra positions throughout South America.
Currently she is Professor of Violin and Chair of the String Department at the Juan N.
Corpas University in Bogotá, Colombia. She has been conductor and director of the
New Horizons Orchestras at Eastman from 2009-14. The WXXI documentary Music for
Life: The Story of New Horizons in which Anyango and her orchestras appear, won a
State Emmy at the 59th Emmy Awards.