Affiliated Artist
Emerson/Harris Instructor

Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Anna Griffis (viola & violin) is active as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. She made her concerto debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16, and has given recitals in Mexico, Turkey, Austria, Taiwan, and throughout North America. Equally at home on modern and historical instruments, she's principal viola with New Bedford Symphony, a member of the Albany and Hartford Symphonies, and plays with Emmanuel Music, Boston Baroque, Les Bostonades, Boston Lyric Opera, Blue Heron, and Rhode Island Philharmonic. Anna performs with and is the executive director of the new music group the Ludovico Ensemble, and co-founded Trio Speranza, prize-winners at the Early Music America Baroque Competition. In addition to performing, Anna teaches and coaches chamber music at Tufts University, the Dana Hall School of Music, and the New School of Music in Cambridge. She oversees P.R. for Tufts Music, and does a bit of freelance publication design on the side. Anna lives in the great neighborhood of Lower Allston with her bassoonist husband and their cat, Pig. She studied at Lawrence University, the Hartt School, the Tanglewood Music Center, and Boston University. She has her undergraduate degree in violin performance and completed her masters and diploma on viola.