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Anais Reno
Biography

"I guess [at age 14] you're quite a musical prodigy" - Michael Feinstein
Great American Song Book Competition, Carmel, Indiana - July 28, 2018


Anaïs Reno, a 15-year old Drama Sophomore at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, in NYC, was born on November 29, 2003, in Geneva, Switzerland. Despite her very young age, Anaïs has been artistically very active, involved in the performing arts since age 8. After winning the 2016 Forte International Competition’s Platinum Award at Carnegie Hall, in New York, Anaïs won Second Prize at Michael Feinstein’s Great American Song Book Academy competition in Carmel, Indiana in 2018, and First Prize at the Mabel Mercer Foundation competition, in New York, in March of 2019.
Studying voice with her father, a former opera singer, as well as voice and jazz from 2013 with Sarah Tolar, as a recipient of the Recanati-Kaplan Scholarship Program at the 92nd Street Y, Anaïs has had a rapidly growing career as a singer . At age 13 she gave her first solo show at Feinstein’s 54 Below with Tedd Firth, and has subsequently had 2 shows at Feinstein’s 54 Below with Billy Stritch .
As a member of the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers Program, her first original composition was performed by the Philharmonic in David Geffen Hall at age 10. Subsequent compositions for string ensemble were performed by the JACK String Quartet and the Tomai String Quintet, and at age 12 she performed her compositions with members of the Philharmonic, including a benefit concert at David Geffen Hall and Symphony Space.
May 14th, 2019, marks her first solo show in the Birdland Theater, with Billy Stritch. Additionally, on May 20th , she will sing alongside Michael Feinstein, on May 21st at the Jerome Kern Concert at Carnegie Hall, on May 22nd at the Friars Club and on October 30th, 2019 at the Cabaret Convention in Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Anaïs may be heard on her website www.anaisreno.com.