Star organist makes Aldeburgh Festival debut playing Britten's Four Sea Interludes in Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

Amongst other pieces Anna Lapwood will be playing her own arrangement of Britten's Four Sea Interludes on an organ in Snape Maltings Concert Hall. It promises to be a memorable moment. She also performs music by Elgar, Messiaen. Kerensa Briggs, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Owain Park.

Owain Park:
Images (7)
Britten (arr. Anna Lapwood):
Four Sea Interludes (16)
Messiaen (arr. Anna Lapwood):
Vocalise-Etude (5)
Elgar (arr. Brewer):
Prelude & Angel’s Farewell from Dream of Gerontius (16)
Kerensa Briggs:
Light in Darkness (5)
Cheryl Frances-Hoad:
Taking Your Leave (4)

Anna Lapwood organ

Anna Lapwood is an organist, conductor, and broadcaster. She is Director of Music at Pembroke College, Cambridge, having previously been Organ Scholar at Magdalen College Oxford, the first female in the college’s 560-year history to be awarded the Scholarship. Her debut solo album ‘Images’ was released on Signum in 2021 and includes her transcription of Britten’s ‘Four Sea Interludes’ from “Peter Grimes”.

In 2021 Anna made her BBC Proms debut as a soloist in Saint-Saëns ‘Organ Symphony’ with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder. Other recent performances include a concert with the BBC Singers for International Women’s Day broadcast live on Radio 3; a recital at St David's Hall, Cardiff, and Poulenc’s ‘Organ Concerto’ with the London Chamber Orchestra. Making her TV presenting debut for BBC Young Musician, Anna was also invited to present a televised BBC Prom from the Royal Albert Hall in 2021. She is also a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.

Anna’s passion for the organ is matched by her mission to support women in music. Her commitment to opportunity, equality and diversity is evident in almost every aspect of her life and work, especially in programming. Anna is humbled to find that she is an inspiration to many young women and proud that they have adopted her hashtag, #playlikeagirl.

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