Aneta Panusz has been performing on harpsichord with the String Orchestra of the Rockies since 2008. Her expertise is music theory, collaborative piano and harpsichord performance.
Playing continuo in the orchestra gives her the creative freedom to express her appreciation of the complexity and beauty of early music. Ms. Panusz cultivated this interest from her early years in Poland, studying basso continuo technique in Music High School and delving into advanced studies in baroque counterpoint while enrolled in a Music Theory Master’s Program at the Kraków Music Academy.
Arriving in Missoula in 2002, Ms. Panusz soon associated herself with UM’s Department of Music, first accompanying, then assistant teaching while completing a second masters in Piano Performance with Dr. Christopher Hahn, and finally teaching piano and theory courses as both an Adjunct and Visiting Assistant Professor. In 2015 she collaborated with Lorraine Glass Harris to perform for the Bitterroot Baroque and has performed with many UM music faculty and guest artists over the past decade.
Ms. Panusz has a particular fondness for solo French Baroque and Eastern European music. She believes strongly that the best music is music born from the urgency of life and its struggles, conveying something important to the audience. She maintains a private piano studio in Missoula.
At the harpsichord, SOR concert November 2018.