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Anna has collaborated with many leading singers and instrumentalists including James Gilchrist, Lucy Crowe, Sarah Tynan, Emma Bell, Willard White, Mark Padmore, Stephan Loges, Chris Maltman, Ian Bostridge, Barbara Bonney, Victoria Simmonds, Christine Rice, Iestyn Davies, Natalie Clein, Nick Daniel, Adrian Brendel and Jack Liebeck. For Welsh National Opera she has accompanied Angela Gheorghiu, Jose Carreras and Bryn Terfel in televised concerts.
With tenor James Gilchrist she has made acclaimed recordings of 20th-century English song for Linn Records, including Vaughan Williams’ On Wenlock Edge (a finalist in the Gramophone Awards 2008), the cycles for tenor and piano by Gerald Finzi and most recently, songs by Britten and Leighton. For Chandos, James and Anna recorded a disc of Songs by Lennox Berkeley. In 2009 they embarked on a series of recordings for Orchid Classics of the Schubert Song Cycles and their disc of Die schöne Müllerin received great critical acclaim and was Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, November 2009. Recently released is Schubert’s Schwanengesang along with Beethoven’s An die Ferne Geliebte and Winterreise. With String Quartets such as the Fitzwilliam, Elias and Sacconi, she has performed Shostakovich’s chamber music throughout the UK, Mozart Piano Concertos K414 and K415 and the Elgar Piano Quintet.
Anna is also in demand as a repetiteur, continuo player and vocal coach, working for companies including the Royal Opera, Royal Ballet, Aldeburgh Festival and the London Symphony Orchestra and conductors including Sir Charles Mackerras, Vasily Petrenko, Harry Christophers and Edward Gardner. For the 2006 Buxton Festival she made her conducting debut, directing Telemann’s Pimpinone from the harpsichord.
Born in Hertfordshire, Anna studied music at York University and at the Royal Academy of Music with Julius Drake, where she was awarded a Fellowship and in 2009 became an Associate. She also won many major international accompaniment prizes including the AESS Blüthner prize and the award for an outstanding woman musician from the Royal Overseas League Society of Woman Musicians. She now lives in London.