Anglo-italian flautist Anna Buck began her musical studies with Enzo
Caroli in Treviso. She took her first diploma exam at the Bologna
Conservatory in 2005 and after a further two years at the Milan
Conservatory with Gabriele Gallotta gained the second-level diploma in
solo flute. In 2011 she moved on to Germany to study with Jean-Michel
Tanguy and Birgit Engelhardt at the Musikhochschule in Mannheim, which
led to a Master Degree with top grades in 2013.
Since 2015 she has been based in Berlin.
She has attended courses and master classes given by Felix Renggli,
Mario Caroli, Denis Bouriakov, Sarah Louvion, José-Daniel
Castellon, Robert Longevin, Mikael Halesvuo, Aldo Baerten, and Patrick
Gallois at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. In 2014 she
participated in the Ensemble Recherche academy and the following year
in the contemporary music academy in Lucerne under the supervision of
Pirmin Grehl, David Alberman and Anne Bassand. In 2015 she also
attended the IMPULS festival in Graz, tutored by the Klangforum Wien.
She has been a prize-winner in several national and international
Anna gives solo recitals and plays as a member of various chamber and
orchestral ensembles, performing at major venues and festivals, mostly
in Italy and Gemany.
Since 2016 she has appeared regularly with pianist Imelda Guraziu,
playing music from the classical repertoire.
As an active performer on the contemporary music scene, she has taken
part in premier performances of works at the Venice Biennale, the
Darmstadt Festival during the “Tage für Neue
Musik”, the ZKM in Karlsruhe as part of a neuroaesthetics
symposium, the Festival Cortinas etc. In 2014 she helped record the
score for some shorts made by Charley Bowers, as part of a film project
produced by ARTE-ZDF, and in 2015 she was recorded by ORF
(Österreichischer Rundfunk) during the IMPULS Festival in
Her keen interest in improvisation has resulted in collaboration with
pianist Johannes Schneeberger, with work on four major projects since
2013: „Reflections“, where the main aim is to break
down the barriers separating classical, contemporary and improvised
music; „Dantesque“, inspired by the Divina Commedia
and supported by the Societá Dante Alighieri in Berlin and
the „Associazione Imagonirmia“;
“ephos”, which is based on field recordings made in
the Italian Dolomites and has the patronage of the Unesco Dolomites
foundation; and “SILK”, using electro-acoustic
improvisation to explore the possibilities of sound hybridization.
From 2014 to 2016 Anna performed regularly with the Trio Momentum
(flute, viola and harp), a positive experience that led to the
formation in 2017 of SALT (flute, viola and electric guitar), now
busily engaged in creating a brand-new repertoire with classical music
arrangements and new works commissioned through INM Berlin.