Anna Petersen joined Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) as Second Oboe and English horn in 2013. As a member of NACO, she has performed orchestral and chamber concerts nationally throughout Canada and internationally in China, Hong Kong, and the U.K.
Prior to joining NACO, she held positions as Principal Oboe of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra from 2009-2013 and as B-contract Second Oboe of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra from 2006-2009. She has enjoyed guest appearances as Principal Oboe with the Pittsburgh and Detroit Symphony Orchestras, The Florida Orchestra, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom she made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2013.
In addition to her orchestral career, Anna is an active soloist and chamber musician. She has been a soloist with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Symphoria, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, and the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, and has performed as a finalist in the 2006 and 2007 Coleman Chamber Music Competitions in Pasadena, California. Anna has been a fellow at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, a participant at the Masterclass Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and a performer at the Skaneateles and Bravo! Vail Valley Music festivals.
Also an experienced teacher, Anna was the Adjunct Professor of Oboe at Syracuse University’s Setnor School of Music from 2010-2012 and was previously on the faculty at SUNY Geneseo from 2007-2009. During the summers of 2012 and 2015, she was a coach at the Bennington Chamber Music Conference in Bennington, Vermont.
Anna earned her Bachelor of Music Degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Her primary teachers include Richard Killmer and Suzanne Geoffrey.
In addition to her musical life, Anna is an internationally certified RYT-200 Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, having completed her 200-hour teacher training in Bali, Indonesia in 2017.