Anna Meredith

Anna Meredith (b. 1978) lives and works in London.  Anna Meredith is a composer of acoustic and electronic music as well as a performer, curator, occasional TV/radio contributor and animateur.  Recent performances of her work include: Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra,QEH, performed by London Members of Southbank Resident Orchestras, the Vocal Orchestra and Shlomo as beatbox soloist, Feb 2010; two BBC Proms commissions: Left Light, a Double Piano Concerto performed by Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Phillips and the Britten Sinfonia, Aug 2009 and a work,froms for multiple orchestras for the Last Night of the Proms, Aug 2008 andTarantula in Petrol Blue, an opera with libretto by Philip Ridley, commissioned by Aldeburgh Music, performed by young performers and young professional performers, Feb 2009. She is currently working with André de Ridder and Sinfonia ViVa as the PRS/RPS' 3rd Composer in the House (2010-2012) and was Composer in Residence with the BBC SSO (2004-2007). Meredith gained a first class BA Hons. from York University in 2000 and an MMus(Distinction) from the Royal College of Music in 2002. She frequently works with visual artists and starting points for pieces have included such diverse ideas as ravens with their wings clipped, musical instruments becoming robots, flowers that appear two-dimensional from all angles, steelworks in Glasgow, a bassoon masquerading as 1980s electric guitar god and rusting violins. Meredith has performed her electronic music at venues around the UK and plans to release an album of solo material over the coming year.

Anna Meredith | I'm beyond chuffed to have been given a Paul Hamlyn Award. I was really honest in my application about where I'd like to take my music in the coming years and to have the support of this award will not only give me time to write the music I want to be writing but has given me a massive energy and confidence boost too. Thank you so much.