After working hard to save money, Anna is currently fulfilling a life-long dream of touring the world. She and her husband, Jan, set off for Ecuador on May 14th with nothing more than their backpacks. Their itinerary includes three months in South America, one month in Southern Africa, six months in Asia, and one month in Australia. ďItís going to be hard to take a break from music for a year, but I know Iíll come back with so many ideas,Ē Anna says. She already has a CD worth of new material, but doesnít want to release it until she has time for promotion and touring.
Anna Puccinelli is a classically trained composer and performer. Born to
immigrant parents-an Irish mother and an Italian father-her original
compositions reflect ethnic, classical, and contemporary American
influences. Anna began studying classical music at age eight. She was the
recipient of both the IVS and Chicago Academy for the Arts scholarships.
She is a former student of the Music Center of the North Shore, and a
graduate of Northwestern University. Currently residing in Chicago, Anna
has performed at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Sulzer Library, Truman
College, the Around the Coyote Festival, and numerous other local venues.
Elements is Annaís debut CD. Inspired by the four fundamental forces of
nature-air, earth, fire, and water-Elements takes the listener on a melodic
and emotional journey.
"I havenít heard anything like this in ten years. Iíve listened to your CD 25 times."
--Juilliard professor and award winning conductor
"I am very impressed with your music . . . you are very talented."
--Former Senior Vice President of Twentieth Century Fox
"Damn fine stuff . . . I put track 8 on repeat and wrote for two hours
straight to it."
--David Gordon Green
--Writer/Director of critically acclaimed film George Washington
"I was very impressed with your music as I listened to it several times.
You are very talented."
--Author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood