“Anna Phoebe is unclassifiable. And superbly talented. And an artist without limits. And political. … Female artistic outliers like her shatter social constructions and garner huge popularity and praise. It unsettles austere rule- keepers and/or men who are insecure about their own masculinities.” (from Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s 2020 book Ladies Who Punch)
Anna Phoebe is a violinist and composer working on cross-genre collaborative projects, working with poetry, science, film, dance and art.
Between Worlds is an ongoing project communicating science through music. Anna is currently collaborating with the European Space Agency, writing a musical response to their Earth Observation data which tracks the climate crisis. Her first piece premiered at Space Rocks Festival at the O2 in London and the event went on to win a Sir Arthur Clarke Award at the British Interplanetary Society Awards in 2019.
Anna has previously worked with Cancer and Alzheimer’s research at the University of Kent, writing a 40 minute choral/ensemble work, which premiered in 2019.
She won Best Composer at the Underwire 2019 Film Festival for her score for short film ‘Belittled’. Anna is currently scoring soundscapes set to England Poems from a School – poetry written by refugee and immigrant children living in the UK, working with Lorraine Ashbourne and Andy Serkis. Anna works as composer at The Royal Ballet School.
As a performer Anna has toured at the top level , and for six years toured and featured as a soloist with the with the highest grossing band in the world, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. She has toured concert venues, arenas and festivals both as a solo artists and with multi-platinum selling bands including Roxy Music and Jethro Tull. Her band support Bob Dylan at the Rock Legends Festival in Poland.
Anna’s instrumental duo AVAWAVES released their debut album Waves in 2019 on One Little Independent Records (home to Bjork, Poppy Ackroyd, Skunk Anansie). She is currently writing and recording with Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement recipient, Nitin Sawhney CBE, for his album coming out with Sony Masterworks, and recently recorded with legendary musician and BBC television personality Jools Holland for his upcoming album coming out on Warner Music. She features in Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s book ‘Ladies Who Punch’.
Anna’s lockdown Sea Series releases have been played on BBC Radio 3, BBC 6 Music, RTE Lyric, BBC Kent, Soho Radio and have featured extensively on Spotify and Apple playlists. She also has her own bi-weekly radio show on Soho Radio.
“I’m weak for string slides.” (Billie Eilish)
“I need your tones in my musical life.” (Labrinth)
“Just beautiful. Anna is a magician.” (Mary Anne Hobbs)
“Absolutely love Anna.” (Phil Manzanera, Roxy Music)
“I’m a great admirer of her work.” (Jools Holland)