Anna Lapwood is an associate artist of the Royal Albert Hall (London) and holds the position of Director of Music at Pembroke College (Cambridge).

She was awarded an Associateship of the Royal Academy of Music and the prestigious Gamechanger Award from the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2023.

Anna regularly performs concertos with leading symphony orchestras and is heard playing recitals in concert halls and churches across Europe and the United States; she will make her debut appearance at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in 2024.

Anna has also performed with Alison Balsom, Bonobo and Benedict Cumberbatch. As a broadcaster, she made her TV presenting debut on BBC Young Musician (also serving as Chair of the Jury in 2022), has hosted a televised Prom and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3 and 4.

Anna also reaches a large online audience with over 1 million social media followers. She was the first female in Magdalen College Oxford’s 560-year history to be awarded the Organ Scholarship and became Ambassador of the Cathedral Music Trust in 2022. Anna runs the annual Cambridge Organ Experience for Girls and in 2022, curated and edited ‘Gregoriana’ for Stainer & Bell, an anthology of 12 new organ pieces by female composers which was awarded Presto Music’s Publication of the Year.

Following four successful albums on Signum Classics, Anna signed to SONY Classical in 2023 releasing the EP ‘Midnight Sessions at the Royal Albert Hall in April with a new album to follow in the autumn.

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'Studying at Junior Academy was one of the highlights of my teenage years. I was a first-study harpist and loved the intensive instrumental learning, but also adored the opportunity to play in a high standard Symphony Orchestra which gave me the skills I needed to then join the National Youth Orchestra. I also loved the fact that I could study multiple disciplines. Over the course of my time at Juniors I studied violin, viola, piano, composition and conducting, and loved them all equally. Whilst my instrument is now organ, I find myself constantly drawing on skills I learnt at the Academy both in terms of practical musicianship and performance skills, and most importantly, efficient practice!'

Anna Lapwood