Adele Anthony is an Australian violinist and teacher born (in Tasmania) on October 1, 1970. She is known for having won first prize in the (fifth) Carl Nielsen violin competition in 1996 (at age 25) and for being the wife of Gil Shaham, with whom she frequently performs. Twelve years before that, at age 13, she had won the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Instrumental Competition – she played the Sibelius concerto on that occasion. Soon afterward, she played the Tchaikovsky concerto in a concert sponsored by the same organization. That concert in 1983 is considered her Australian public debut. Anthony began her violin studies at age 3. She studied at the University of Adelaide with Beryl Kimber. In 1987, she came to the U.S. to pursue further study at Juilliard (New York City) where her main teachers were Hyo Kang, Felix Galimir, and Dorothy Delay. According to one source, she studied at Juilliard for eight years, having received funding from several benefactors, including the Starling Foundation. However, she was an active concert artist even while she was still at Juilliard and still maintains a very active solo concert career. Her repertoire is very extensive and includes all of the standard violin literature in addition to many contemporary works less frequently heard by audiences. As do almost all concert violinists nowadays, Anthony also plays chamber music at various festivals throughout the world, but especially in New York, where she resides. She has recorded for various labels and among her notable recordings are those featuring violin concertos by Carl Nielsen, Ross Edwards, and Nicolo Paganini. Anthony plays a Stradivarius violin constructed in 1728. Here is one of her YouTube audio files featuring the work of Ross Edwards – a refreshing and unusual new work for the violin. A few Stradivarius violins (perhaps one hundred or so) have been given names which have remained attached to the instruments for many years but – as far as I know – this one has no specific name. I have heard it up close a number of times and it has a wonderful sound. Perhaps later on, it will be known as the Anthony Stradivarius.