ACCOMPANIST

The Solitary Pilgrim (Three Choirs Festival)

“most skillfully and sensitively accompanied by Anna Tillbrook on the piano.”
Peter Fletcher, The Hereford Times (August 2018)

 

Vaughan Williams SONGS OF TRAVEL (Chandos CD)

‘Gilchrist sings with pure, unaffected beauty, matched by Tilbrook’s sincere feel for RVW’s limpid accompaniments.’
Richard Pritchard, The Guardian (11 February 2018)

‘he could hardly with for a more sensitive, rapt accompanist than Anna Tilbrooke.’
Julian Haylock, The Strad (December 2018)

 

SCHUMANN AND THE ENGLISH ROMANTICS

‘Gilchrist and Tilbrook caught the ambience exactly, giving us a rippling, lyrical paean to nature in ‘Let beauty awake’, a quiet, mystical wonder at the vastness of the sky in ‘The infinite shining heavens’, the jaunty optimism of a travelling pedlar seeing the open road stretching before him in ‘The roadside fire’, and a magnificently contrasting ‘Youth and love’, from mellow mezza voce and the gentlest accompaniment for ‘deep in the gardens golden pavilions hide’ to the loudest, most jubilant Heldentenor note of the evening on ‘Cries but a wayside word to her’.’
Barry Creasy, MusicOMH (4 November 2017)

 

Vaughan Williams and Friends (St John’s Smith Square)

“Tilbrook gave lovely free rein to those moments when the piano part spins into its own, buoyant mood.”
Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian (October 2016)