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WXXI Classical 91.5 is in the process of building a resource of photos and brief biographical information about musicians of African descent. This resource is by no means complete, and we rely on you to help us build the site by sharing your information. Please click on the alphabetical groupings below to begin your discovery.

Anyango Yarbo-Davenport, violin


Praised for her “captivating performance” and “sparkling rich” sound, violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport has appeared twice at Carnegie Hall, both times receiving 1st prizes in international competitions. Her performances can be heard in concert halls in Munich, New York City, Detroit, and Salzburg. Anyango was born and raised in Munich, Germany as the daughter of African-American soprano Africa Yarbo-Davenport and the late Austrian conductor Hans Peter Jillich. She received the Performer’s Certificate Bachelor’s degree from Eastman School of Music and is pursuing the Doctorate Degree.

More information can be found on her website