Anna Phoebe

Biographie Anna Phoebe

Anna Phoebe
is an award-winning violinist and composer working on cross-genre solo and collaborative projects.

Anna’s latest album Sea Souls is a rich musical palette inspired by the natural world, exploring the dialogue between the sea and inner psyche.

It has received widespread radio support, including from Scala Radio, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 6 Music, Soho Radio, BBC Radio London, and KEXP.

Recent collaborations include co-writes with Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement recipient Nitin Sawhney CBE on his album Immigrants, released in March 2021 on Sony Masterworks; and recordings with legendary musician and TV personality Jools Holland for his forthcoming solo album on Warner Music.

Anna’s latest commissions have come from the European Space Agency, writing music to Earth Observation Data tracking the climate crisis; and the University of Kent in association with Cancer Research UK, for whom she composed a choral–orchestral work in response to cancer and dementia research.

Her instrumental duo AVAWAVES is signed to One Little Independent Records (home to Björk and Skunk Anansie), releasing its second album Chrysalis in October 2021. AVAWAVES recently scored the feature documentary Savage Waters (dir. Mikey Corker).

Anna is also a broadcaster, presenting the bi-weekly show ‘Between Sea & Sky’ on Soho Radio. She is also the current curator of Spotify’s Classical Takeover playlist.

As a composer for screen, Anna won Best Composer at BAFTA-affiliated Underwire Film Festival for her score for Belittled (feat. Kiran Sonia Sawar; dir. Claire Tailyour) and was nominated for Best Composer for Harriet and the Matches (feat. Cillian Murphy; dir. Miranda Howard-Williams). Other composer credits include Ethel (feat. Miriam Margolyes, Elijah Baker, Professor Green; dir. Jonathan Wright).

She has also recently composed for the ten-part audiobook series The Effect for Audible, as well as the forthcoming BBC Radio 4 drama Barred.

Anna is currently leading the cross-disciplinary project Cantium Arts in collaboration with Dover Arts Development and Arts Council England, featuring an online gallery, live recordings, and a performance and installation on 10th December at a former prison and refugee detention centre in Dover.

“Anna Phoebe is unclassifiable. And superbly talented. And an artist without limits. And political. ... Female artistic outliers like her shatter social constructions and garner huge popularity and praise. It unsettles austere rule- keepers and/or men who are insecure about their own masculinities.” (from Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s 2020 book Ladies Who Punch)

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