An Tran

Violin, Viola Teacher, Student


Lincoln, NE
[javascript protected email address]

Hailing from Lincoln, Nebraska, An began learning violin at the age of 9 as part of the Lincoln Public Schools elementary strings program. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Violin Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder with Claude Sim. An graduated with high distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, completing a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Mathematics studying violin with David Neely and viola with Clark Potter and Jonah Sirota. Other former teachers include Anne Nagosky, Mary Roseberry-Brown, and Shirley Harrison.

An currently performs with the Boulder Symphony, CU Symphony, CU Chamber Orchestra, and CU Opera Orchestra. An has previously served as concertmaster of the UNL Symphony, as principal second violin of the UNL Philharmonia, as a substitute violinist with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, and as an Orchestra Fellow with Texas Music Festival. An also serves on the Artistic Committee of the Boulder Symphony.

During her undergraduate studies, An was a founding member of the Amore String Quartet, studying performance and teaching artistry with the Chiara String Quartet. In 2018-2019, the Amore String Quartet won the State and Division rounds of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Chamber Music String competition and received honorable mention at the National competition. An also participates in the Chamber Music Program at CU, learning from Meta Weiss and members of the Takacs Quartet. In the summer of 2018, An was a participant in Bay View Music Festival’s String Quartet Intensive. An has participated in masterclasses with Shanghai Quartet, Miles Hoffman and the American Chamber Players, Renee Jolles, Attacca Quartet, Diane Nicholeris, Chiara Quartet, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and Tesla Quartet.

As a teacher, An has maintained a private studio since 2018. An completed Suzuki Unit One training at the Nashville Suzuki Institute in 2019 with Joanne Melvin. From 2018-2019, An was a violin-teaching intern at Nissa’s String Studio in Lincoln, Nebraska, teaching students, substituting for other teachers, and assisting with adminsitrative tasks. An also previously taught at Fiddlestick Music from 2017-2018 and at Bay View Music Festival in 2018.