About this Artist
Anna Lapwood is an organist, conductor and broadcaster. She is Director of Music and a Bye-Fellow at Pembroke College, Cambridge. In 2022 Anna was appointed Associate Artist of the Royal Albert Hall, Artist in Association with the BBC Singers, and Ambassador of the Cathedral Music Trust. Her debut solo organ album ‘Images’ and three albums with The Choirs of Pembroke College were released to great acclaim on Signum Records. In February 2023, Anna signed to Sony Classical, launching with an EP – ‘Midnight Sessions at the Royal Albert Hall’ followed by a new album.
In 2021 Anna made her debut for the BBC Proms as a soloist and has since performed concertos with leading symphony orchestras and recitals across Europe. She has performed with Alison Balsom, Bonobo, Alex Macqueen and Benedict Cumberbatch. Highlights of 2023 include concerts on the East and West coast of the United States. Making her TV presenting debut hosting coverage of BBC Young Musician, Anna was also invited to present a televised Prom from the Royal Albert Hall in 2021. As a radio broadcaster she is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.
Anna is a great protagonist for the organ and a natural communicator, reaching a huge audience through her concerts and social media with over 700,000 followers. Anna’s passion for the organ is matched by her proactive mission to support girls and women in music having become the first female in Magdalen College Oxford’s 560-year history to be awarded the Organ Scholarship. In 2021 she worked with publisher Stainer & Bell to commission and edit 12 organ pieces by female composers in a new anthology, ‘Gregoriana’ (2022). Anna is humbled to find that she is an inspiration to many young women and proud that they have adopted her hashtag, #playlikeagirl.