Born in Udine from a Triestinian/Slovenian mother and a Sicilian father, Anna Garano pursues her musical studies in Trieste, Italy. She studies guitar with Bruno Tonazzi and Pierluigi Corona receiving the Diploma at Conservatorio Giuseppe Tartini and graduates at the Faculty of Lettere e Filosofia, University of Trieste, specializing in musicology and history of music. Her final dissertation - with Carlo De Incontrera as supervisor- deals with the relation between sound and sign in contemporary music (Sound and sign. The notation of electronic music).
Since the age of 16 she also studied piano for many years under the guidance of Maria Pia Fabris.
During the years of University and later on she attends many workshops and master classes at the Intercultural International Institute of Music of Venice, focusing on non-European music, especially Indian and Arabic (Budhaditya Mukherjee, Salah El Mahdi).
After university, she goes to Andalucia in order to learn Flamenco guitar; a genre that she studied for many years under the guidance of masters such as Paco Serrano, Manolo Franco and Manolo Sanlucar. Most importantly, enrolling at the Rotterdam Conservatorium in Holland where she studies for three years with Paco Peņa.
Since 1990 on, she begins performing classical music with various small chamber ensembles: guitar duo; flute and guitar duo; flute, viola and guitar trio; and guitar quartet.
During her years in Holland, she starts composing and playing her own music with world music groups and works with musicians of many different backgrounds, such as the Indian-Flamenco band Menousis. In 1999, back in Italy, she creates a band called Por Los Caminos Flamencos , featuring the dancer Elisa Nardini, with which she performs extensively in Italy and Slovenia.
In 2004, in duo with the double bass player Massimiliamo Forza, she records the CD Sombra that includes her own compositions. In 2005 partecipates on the recording of Ovunque proteggi by Vinicio Capossela. In 2006 she moves to New York for a few months and records the soundtrack of one episodes of The Backyardigans, in the Dubway studio of Evan Lurie.
In 2007, she composes and records the music for the CD Come il re di un paese piovoso with lyrics from the poetry of Verlaine, Baudelaire and the Swiss poet Philippe Jaccottet; this work was conceived for trio with singer Alessandra Chiurco and trumpet player Flavio Davanzo. In 2008, she creates the band Life Is Elsewhere with the Armenian singer Karina Oganjan and the Slovenian percussionist Blaz Celarec; performing Armenian, Yiddish and Sephardic music that she arranges. Since 2010 she also works in duo with the improviser and avantgarde singer Alessandra Franco playing their own original compositions and recording the cd Un Jour, in 2011. Since 2012 Anna Garano lives between Trieste and New York, where she plays and write music for different contests and musicians, among which: Anais Tekerian, Marc Ribot, Marco Cappelli, Doug Wieselman, Shane Shanahan, Ned Rothenberg, Kinan Azmeh.
In 2014 she records Lessness, a cd wich includes her new solo guitar compositions as well as duets with Marc Ribot, Doug Wieselman, Flavio Davanzo and Anais Tekerian.
Anna Garano also gives solo recitals and has played for live broadcasts at RAI (Italian radio) and at Radio Capodistria (Slovenia).
More recently, besides promoting her solo cd through the project “lessness live”, alone and in duo with Flavio Davanzo, she is working in collaboration with Anais Tekerian and artist Kevork Mourad.
Anna Garano and Anaīs Tekerian have performed in festivals and venues throughout Europe and the United States, including the Morgenland Festival, the Neue Galerie in New York, Marseille’s MuCEM, and National Sawdust, and their albums have been broadcast frequently on Italian radio. They have published two cds (Ansahman, 2016, Saltless Sea, 2018)