Anna Tilbrook has collaborated with many leading singers and instrumentalists including James Gilchrist, Ian Bostridge, Lucy Crowe, Sarah Tynan, Barbara Hannigan, Emma Bell, Nick Daniel, Natalie Clein, Philip Dukes and Guy Johnston, as well as the Fitzwilliam, Carducci, Sacconi, Elias, Navarra and Barbirolli String Quartets. Since her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1999 she has become a regular artist at all the leading concert halls and festivals. She has also accompanied Jose Carreras, Angela Georghiu and Bryn Terfel in televised concerts. Anna regularly coaches the Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and for the past ten years has been coach and accompanist for Les Azuriales Opera Festival in Nice.
Recent performances include her Amsterdam Concertgebouw debut with Lucy Crowe, recitals at Carnegie Hall New York, Queen’s Hall Edinburgh, Wigmore Hall and King’s Place. She curated three weekend festivals at St John’s Smith Square: a Schubertiade, the songs and chamber music of Schumann and Mendelssohn, and “Vaughan Williams and friends”. She has also given a series of recitals with violist Philip Dukes and performed at the Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Oxford Lieder, Lammermuir and West Cork Chamber Music festivals, and at DeSingel (Antwerp), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Anima Mundi (Pisa), Wroclaw Cantans, Perth Schubertiade, and Lyon.
In 2017 Anna and James Gilchrist will celebrate 20 years of their duo partnership. They have made a series of acclaimed recordings of English song for Linn and Chandos records featuring the composers Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Finzi, Lennox Berkeley and Benjamin Britten. They have recorded Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin, (Editor’s Choice in Gramophone) Schwanengesang with Beethoven’s An die Ferne Geliebte, Winterreise (BBC Music Magazine 2011 Christmas disc of the month). Recently released are the Schumann Song Cycles.
Anna studied at the University of York and the Royal Academy of Music where she was made an Associate in 2009.
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