Anna Phoebe

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Anna Phoebe is a violinist, composer and presenter working with poetry, dance, film and art installations and as of May 2024, co-hosts BBC Radio 4’s Friday night show Add To Playlist.

As a performer Anna has toured the world, both as a solo artist and with multi-platinum selling bands including Roxy Music, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Jethro Tull. She has performed as a solo violinist on top international stages and festivals including US arenas, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Glastonbury, Fuji Rock Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival, and supported Bob Dylan at the Rock Legends Festival in Poland. In 2015 she performed to 350,000 people at the Notte della Taranta Festival with Phil Manzanera, Paul Simonon and Tony Allen in Puglia, Italy.

Anna’s instrumental duo AVAWAVES released their debut album Waves in July 2019 on One Little Indian Records (home of Bjork, Poppy Ackroyd, Tusks). She has most recently toured and recorded with Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement recipient, Nitin Sawhney CBE, and multi-instrumentalist Erland Cooper.

Anna has worked with the University of Kent on the exciting inter-disciplinary project called Between Worlds which brought together music, science, film, live media projection and performance in the form of a new piece for choir. The research was funded by Cancer Research UK and Between Worlds received funding from PRS Foundation.

Anna works as composer for the Royal Ballet School and has created music for several projects with the students. She wrote the music for the WWF Climate Disaster advert and has composed the scores for films including Ethel (Miriam Margolyes), Belittled (Kiran Sonia Sawar) and Harriet and The Matches (Cillian Murphy and Bernice Stegers) and more recently Apple TV’s hit new series The Buccaneers. She received a nomination at the 2019 BAFTA-eligible Underwire Film Festival for her Belittled score, having previously been nominated for her work on Harriet and The Matches. Anna has collaborated with artist Nicola Durvasula, scoring film was premiered at the Rietburg Museum in Zurich.

Anna records violin and viola for film and television composers Martin Phipps, PJ Harvey, Flood and Nina Humphreys on productions including Black Earth Rising, Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror, War & Peace and ITV’s In Plain Sight.