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The purpose of this organization is to provide a lasting tribute to the influence and inspiration that Anna Tringas left in the lives of her students; the Anna ...Tringas Legacy Fund has been established to serve as a monetary source to create an endowment that will be used to foster scholarships for promising musicians.

Anna Yianitsas Tringas, 93, passed away on June 12, 2009. She was born in Mobile, Alabama on May 28, 1916 to John and Genevieve Yianitsas. She grew up in Beaumont, Texas where she began the study of the violin at an early age. She completed high school at the age of 16 and she and her mother moved that summer to New York City, New York for her to begin her studies at The Juilliard School of Music. While at the Juilliard she studied with Edouard Dethier and later studied with Ivan Galamian, who is widely referred to as one of the greatest violin teachers of the 20th Century.
During her studies at the Juilliard she was awarded the prestigious Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Award for Composition, an accomplishment of which she was quite proud. She received her degree in Violin from the Juilliard in 1935 and a post-graduate degree in Violin Performance from the Juilliard in 1938. After graduation she was hired by the nationally famous Phil Spitalny All Girl Orchestra. They performed a weekly radio program called the "GE Hour of Charm" and put on concerts across the country. In 1939 she and her Mother moved back to Beaumont, Texas where she taught privately and was a faculty member of Lamar University and Stephen F. Austin University.
In 1944 she married Constantine John Tringas and they lived in Washington, DC until the end of World War II. In 1946 they moved to Pensacola and she began her long career teaching private violin lessons in her home. Over the past 60 years her greatest joy in life was teaching the violin, even teaching the day she was hospitalized.
She was so very proud of the countless accomplishments of her students, many of whom are graduates of prestigious universities and conservatories across the country. Her students continue to use their musical talents by serving as faculty members of universities, performing as members of orchestras, chamber groups and follow her example by teaching students privately across the country and around the world. She was a member of Saint Andrew the Apostle Antiochian Orthodox Church and the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation.
Anna was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 52 years Constantine John "Deno" Tringas in 1996.
(Originally published in the Pensacola News Journal, June 17, 2009.)
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The Anna Tringas Legacy Fund is registered as a section 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible. PAYPAL payments accepted. Thank you for your support!
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The Anna Tringas Legacy Fund, Inc. is a corporation that has been organized and is registered with the IRS as a not for profit charitable organization.
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