Anna Tilbrook


Anna has been a regular artist at all the major concert halls and festivals since her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1999. 

She has collaborated with many leading singers and instrumentalists including Lucy Crowe, James Gilchrist, Ian Bostridge, Mary Bevan, Sophie Bevan, Barbara Hannigan, Sir John Tomlinson, Nicholas Daniel, Michael Collins, Natalie Clein, Philip Dukes, Jack Liebeck, Chloe Hanslip, Guy Johnston, Laura van der Heijden, Jess Gilliam and the Fitzwilliam, Carducci, Sacconi, Elias, Navarra and Barbirolli string quartets. Since her debut at Wigmore Hall in 1999 she has become a regular artist at all the major concert halls and festivals and frequently broadcasts for BBC Radio 3.

She has also accompanied José Carreras, Angela Gheorghiu and Bryn Terfel in televised concerts.

 Recent performances include at Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Carnegie Hall New York, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, deSingel Antwerp, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Anima Mundi Pisa, Wrocław Cantans, appearances at the Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Oxford Lieder, West Cork and Savannah (Georgia) Chamber Music festivals and curating a number of series of concerts for the BBC. 

In 2022 Anna and James Gilchrist celebrated 25 years as a duo partnership. They have made a series of acclaimed recordings of English song for Linn and Chandos, the Schubert song cycles for Orchid, Schumann’s cycles, the songs and chamber music of Vaughan Williams with Philip Dukes and most recently “Solitude”, settings of Purcell, Schubert, Barber and a cycle written for James and Anna by Jonathan Dove, Under Alter’d Skies.

In August 2021 Lucy Crowe and Anna marked 20 years of working together by releasing their disc “Longing” featuring Lieder by Strauss, Berg and Schoenberg on the Linn label. 

In 2023 Anna was on the jury for the Song Prize for Cardiff Singer of the World.

She also teaches at the University of Oxford and Royal Academy of Music where she is an Associate.

If not sitting at the piano, Anna can normally be found watching cricket, playing tennis, having a gin and tonic or eating a curry!


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