If I ever had a new aria to learn I would listen to Gedda first in order to make sure I was “doing it right.”
Garrett Harris 4 p.m., Feb. 27
RIYL: J.S. Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, Debussy
Influences: J.S. Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, Debussy
Pianist Anna Savvas lives in Carmel Valley and has a bachelor's, master's, and doctorate of music degree in piano performance, beginning her professional performing career in New York City.
Since relocating to San Diego in 1995, she has performed locally at numerous venues as a soloist and as a member of the Annarocele Quartet and Adelphia Trio. She has also coached chamber ensembles, judged at competitions, and taught piano, piano literature, and harmony at the University of San Diego, Brooklyn College, Harlem School for the Arts, and the University of Minnesota.
A past president of the San Diego branch of the Music Teachers Association of California, Savvas' students have earned top honors in music theory, technique, sight-reading, and repertoire.