One of Britain's most exciting pianists, Anna Tilbrook has collaborated with leading
singers and instrumentalists, including James Gilchrist, Ian Bostridge, Lucy Crowe, Mark
Padmore, Sarah Tynan, Victoria Simmonds, Emma Bell, Barbara Hannigan, Willard White, and
Natalie Clein, as well as the Fitzwilliam, Sacconi, Elias, Coull, Puertas, and Barbirolli
string quartets. Since her debut at Wigmore Hall in 1999, she has become a regular artist
at all the leading concert halls and festivals. She has also accompanied José Carreras,
Angela Gheorghiu, and Bryn Terfel in televised concerts.
Recent engagements include performances at London's Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, and St.
John's Smith Square, as well as at the Leicester International, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham,
Oxford Lieder, Three Choirs, Alte Oper Frankfurt, and Teatro Romano festivals, among
Ms. Tilbrook has collaborated with tenor James Gilchrist since 1997, and they have made a
series of highly praised recordings of English songs for Linn Records, including Vaughan
Williams's On Wenlock Edge, song cycles by Gerald Finzi, My Beloved is Mine:
Song Cycles by Benjamin Britten, and the songs of Lennox Berkeley (for Chandos). For
Orchid, they have made critically acclaimed recordings of the Schubert song cycles Die
schöne Müllerin (a Gramophone Editor's Choice),
Schwanengesang (with Beethoven's An die Ferne Geliebte), and
Winterreise, which BBC Music Magazine chose as its disc of the month
for its 2011 Christmas edition.
Ms. Tilbrook regularly coaches young artists at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. In
June 2011, she performed in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia for the Aldeburgh
Festival in Snape, Amsterdam, and Luxembourg with a cast that featured Angelika
Kirchschlager and Ian Bostridge, conducted by Oliver Knussen.
Lucy Crowe and Ms. Tilbrook have collaborated on many recital projects throughout the past
10 years. They recently performed a program of French songs at the Musée des Tissus in
Ms. Tilbrook studied at the University of York and the Royal Academy of Music, where she
was made an associate in 2009.
Future projects include recording the Schumann song cycles for Linn records, curating a
series of concerts at St. John's Smith Square, and performing recitals at Wigmore Hall with
Lucy Crowe and James Gilchrist.