Czech-Canadian musician Anna Betka is an active solo and collaborative pianist. In North America, Ms. Betka has performed in venues such as Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall, Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in New York and the National Sawdust in Brooklyn. Ms. Betka has also performed in Germany, France, Czech Republic, and the UK. Festival appearances include Banff, Icicle Creek, Aspen and Toronto.
As a chamber musician, Ms. Betka has performed, premiered and recorded many contemporary works at venues in New York, Alberta (Canada), Indiana and Colorado. Currently, she is completing her doctoral degree at Stony Brook University, studying with Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl.
As an educator, Ms. Betka serves as a lecturer at Adelphi University and is also on faculty at the Suzuki Music Schools of Westport and Orange and Suzuki on the Island. Ms. Betka has previously served for four years on faculty at Stony Brook University’s Pre-College Division. As a pedagogue, she studied the Suzuki method at School for Strings in New York City. She is Music Director at St. James Episcopal Church in St. James, NY.
Ms. Betka also has a background in singing and holds an Associate of the Royal Conservatory Toronto Diploma in Singing (ARCT). She combines her three passions of language, piano and singing in vocal coaching and specializes in Czech diction.
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