Anthony Rissesco is a contemporary violinist who performs folk, fiddle, rock, classical and more. He was a student of Jan Wicha and Philippe Djokic. He has toured for many years with Lennie Gallant and appeared on Lennie Lennie’s album “live Acoustic at the Carleton” which received a Canadian Folk Music award. Anthony has been on many festival stages across the U.S with roots rock band “Pogey” He has played and toured with many artists from the Maritimes sch as Bruce Guthro and Anne Murray. He has been a guest performer with Symphony Nova Scotia several times either performing with Lennie Gallant or playing fiddle medleys and singing folk songs. He is part of the trio “Papilio” which has just released it’s second CD and whose first was nominated for an ECMA and Music Nova Scotia awards.
With almost 30 years experience as an educator Anthony has given many workshops for fiddle organizations and clubs such as the Maritime Fiddle Association. He has often been a string and fiddle adjudicator for Kiwanis and other music festivals. He grew up playing in the “down east old time tradition”and competed in fiddling competitions across the country. He is a first place prize winner in five Canadian provinces and has represented Nova Scotia at the Canadian Grand Masters several times. Anthony is 3rd prize winner at the Canadian open He is also a past Maritime fiddle champion and recently a judge at that oldest of Canadian fiddle competitions.