About Annie Staninec
Annie Staninec has been playing since the age of four and performing since the age of 11. She has performed in nearly two dozen countries, and has taught at some of the most prestigious music camps in the world. She can play anything from traditional bluegrass to classic rock n' roll, and has done so with everyone from David Grisman to Rod Stewart. Annie is currently a full time member of the Kathy Kallick band, resides in Portland, OR, and makes her living teaching, performing and recording.
Annie Staninec was destined to play the fiddle. She was born to parents who met through traditional music, began playing fiddle by age four, and was performing by age 11. Since that time she has made her living performing and teaching the fiddle, and has performed in a variety of styles in nearly two dozen countries.
Before the age of 21 Annie had toured with David Grisman and the Gypsy Caravan, Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, and numerous other regional groups. Thereafter, she joined several national acts including Town Mountain and the Kathy Kallick band, and expanded her repertoire to include such diverse artists as Mary Gauthier and eventually Rod Stewart.
Annie's deep knowledge and experience extend into bluegrass, old-time, swing, Irish, Cajun, country and popular styles, and she has also taught at some of the most prestigious music camps in the world.
Annie now makes her home in Portland, Oregon, and spends her time teaching, touring, and recording.
Awards & Recognition include:
IBMA Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year Award
NCBS Fiddle Player of the Year Award(s)
Dudley Hill Award for Outstanding Young Musicians at Djangofest Northwest
Whippoorwill Arts Fellowship Award
Saga Musical Instruments
Artists she has performed with include:
Good Ol Persons
“Annie is one of the brightest stars in the younger generation of bluegrass artists”
— Paul Shelasky