Born in Devon, Anna studied music at Durham University and specialised in composition under Martyn Harry, graduating in 2005 with first class honours and the Rosalind Dickinson Prize.
Writing for many combinations, from solo voice to electroacoustics, string quartet to full choir, her contemporary style is inspired by many genres of music. Elements of classical, folk and popular music may be heard, including the influences of Benjamin Britten, John Adams, Judith Weir and, on occasion, the likes of Radiohead and Sigur Rós.
Anna enjoys composing for and working with some of today’s most talented musicians and ensembles, including Exaudi, Psappha and Chroma. She was a finalist in the King James Bible Composition Awards in 2011 with her choral work Hast thou not known? and has had her music broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Anna has been a featured new music composer in Choir & Organ magazine.
Images: ©2011 by A. Matthews