Anna studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her teachers included Tasmin Little, Dr Christopher Rowland and Mark Knight. Whilst at Chetham’s, Anna was a finalist in the Audi Junior Musician Competition and a runner up in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition. She was later offered a place in the European Union Youth Orchestra.
Anna has performed with many of the UK’s leading orchestras including the Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Anna is currently a member of the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Anna performs regularly on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 3, predominantly with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Programmes and concerts include Friday Night is Music Night, the Olivier Awards, Children in Need, the BBC Music Awards, Proms in the Park, the Queen’s Jubilee, Sports Personality of the Year as well as the BBC Proms and regular broadcasts from major venues throughout the UK, Europe and America.
Opera is Anna’s musical passion and she has enjoyed several seasons playing in the Glyndebourne Touring Opera Orchestra and the English Touring Opera Orchestra as well as working with smaller opera companies such as Longborough Opera and Opera Brava. With the BBC Concert Orchestra, she has performed at Grange Park Opera.
Both in the recording studio and on television, Anna has worked with a variety of international artists such as Angela Gheorghiu, Joseph Calleja, Nigel Kennedy, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Alison Balsom, Nicola Benedetti and Juan Diego Florez as well as other well-known performers including Gregory Porter, Kylie Minogue, The Jacksons, Take That, Elaine Page, Robbie Williams and Elton John.
Anna is featured with the BBC Concert Orchestra in Alan Bennett’s film, The Lady in the Van and on various BBC soundtracks including Frozen Planet, Wild Arabia, Africa, The Paradise and The Hunt.