Royal Academy of Music harp scholar, Anna Phillips, is establishing herself as a diverse musician. Recent performances include her debut solo recitals at Wigmore Hall as part of their “For Crying Out Loud!” concert series, and a joint recital with pianist, and good friend, Konya Kanneh-Mason, including Anna’s own arrangements for this unusual combination.
The harp is an important part of Welsh culture and Anna started on the Celtic harp learning traditional Welsh songs where she grew up in Pembrokeshire. When she had the opportunity to play with former Artist in Residence, Daniel Pioro, at the Southbank Centre, Anna performed her own reimagined version of the Welsh song, Myfanwy, for harp, loop pedal and violin.
Anna loves to programme all sorts of music into her concerts, from Handel to David Bowie, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Anna is gratefully supported by Help Musicians and the James Pantyfedwen Foundation for this academic year.