Anna Lapwood

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About

Anna Lapwood is an organist, conductor and broadcaster, and holds the position of Director of Music at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where she conducts the Chapel Choir and Girls’ Choir. While studying at Oxford University, Anna was the first female in Magdalen College’s 560-year history to be awarded the Organ Scholarship. Now performing multiple recitals each season, she released her debut solo album “Images” in the autumn of 2021.

 

Anna made her BBC Proms debut at as soloist in Saint-Saëns ‘Organ Symphony’ in September 2021 with the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder, repeating the Saint-Saëns later that month with conductor Kazuki Yamada and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

 

Anna made her TV presenting debut in 2020/21 hosting coverage of BBC Young Musician, followed by presenting a televised Prom in September 2021. As a radio broadcaster she is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4. She has also been featured on Classic FM and presented for Scala Radio.

 

A strong advocate for music education at home and abroad, she specialises in bringing music to children from impoverished backgrounds. When the Covid-19 Pandemic put a stop to much of Anna's work in this area overseas she focussed her efforts closer to home, founding and conducting the NHS Chorus-19, made up of over 1000 NHS staff from across the UK. 

Anna is humbled to find that she is an inspiration to many young women and proud that they have adopted her hashtag, #playlikeagirl.

Videos

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Latest News

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Events

  • Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony
    Royal Northern College of Music
    04 Feb, 19:30
    Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD, UK
    RNCM Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anu Tali.
  • Centenary Organ Recital
    Barnard Castle School Chapel
    05 Feb, 19:00 – 20:30
    Barnard Castle School Chapel, Barnard Castle DL12, UK
    Anna is joined by good friend William Fox, Acting Organist of St Paul's Cathedral, for this duet organ recital.
  • Organ Recital
    Temple Church, London
    16 Feb, 13:15 – 13:45
    Temple Church, London, Temple, Temple, London EC4Y 7BB, UK
    Anna performs her transcription of Britten's Four Sea Interludes on the organ of Temple Church, London.
  • Workshop
    Radley College Chapel
    05 Mar, 09:00 – 17:00
    Radley College Chapel, Kennington Rd, Abingdon, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR, UK
  • Aldeburgh Festival: Snape Maltings Organ Recital
    Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    23 Jun, 19:30
    Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Saxmundham IP17 1TE, UK
  • Aldeburgh Festival: Orford Organ Recital
    Orford Church
    25 Jun, 15:00
    Orford Church, Church St, Orford, Woodbridge IP12 2NT, UK
  • Eton Choral Course
    London
    25 Jul, 19:00 – 01 Aug, 00:00
    London, Eton College Rd, London NW3, UK

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