Anna Phoebe is a violinist and composer.
She has toured extensively throughout the world, both as a solo artist and with bands including Roxy Music, Oi Va Voi, Jethro Tull, Jon Lord, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Anna has performed on top international stages from arenas across the USA to the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Glastonbury, Fuji Rock and Sonar Festival. She supported Bob Dylan at the Rock Legends Festival in Poland and was part of the Songlines Encounters Festival at Kings Place in London.
In 2016 Anna was a guest for the Notte della Taranta Festival in Puglia, Italy. It was curated by Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) and included musicians Tony Allen (Fela Kuti), Paul Simonon (The Clash), and Italian star Luciano Ligabue. They played live to over 350,000 people and the concert was live on Rai5 in Italy.
Anna is currently writing Between Worlds - a 35 minute work for choir, solo violin, string ensemble, synthesiser and percussion. It is written in response to spectacular visual imagery provided by the research at the School of Biosciences, University of Kent, funded by Cancer Research UK.
Between Worlds combines choral and ensemble writing with soundscapes created using field recordings from the bioscience laboratories. Its premiere is on 7th June in Canterbury with the University Kent Chamber Choir.
Anna works with The Royal Ballet School as a composer and music advisor, and has worked on several music/dance projects with the students, as well as improvisation workshops. Anna collaborated with artist Nicola Durvasula on a film which was shown at the Rietburg Museum in Zurich in September 2018. She is currently working on a score for a short film supervised by Fairwood Music, starring Miriam Margolyes and Professor Green.
AVA is a collaboration with composer and pianist Aisling Brouwer. AVA are signed to Manners McDade. Their debut album will be released in 2019.
Anna recorded the solo violin for the Warner film Mowgli, working for composer Nitin Sawhney. In 2017, Anna appeared on Sky Arts ‘Unsigned Heroes’, during which she worked and performed with Tony Visconti, Imelda May, Stewart Copeland and Nitin Sawhney. With Nitin she also recorded the strings for Jorja Smith's The One. Anna joins Nitin as a guest for his Barbican concert on 23rd February 2019, which will be filmed for Sky Arts, and will join him at the Royal Albert Hall in September 2019.
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.
Anna is currently recording and touring with multi-instrumentalist and producer Erland Cooper. They will be performing a sold out show at the Barbican's Milton Court Concert Hall on 16th May 2019.