Anna Bekker is in her third year of study at the Eastman School of Music. She is a vocal performance major under the instruction of Professor Jan Opalach. Although she has been taking private voice lessons for the past 7 years, she began her musical studies at the piano in 1999. In 2010, shortly after receiving her qualifications as a private instructor, she began teaching piano lessons. Anna has performed as both a vocalist and a pianist in various settings throughout the United States and abroad, including concert tours in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic. She will continue her musical studies in Italy this summer, before returning to Eastman in the fall. Anna is thrilled to be performing the role of Desire Annable with the RPO in Kodak Hall and at Carnegie Hall.