30th August 2012 - 12.30 Lunchtime Concert
Anna Tam, cello
(change of artiste)
Cello Suite No 1 in G major
Cello Suite No 5 in C minor
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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Anna Tam, cello
Anna was born in London in 1983. She began studying the cello aged 6 at the Bromley Youth Music Trust. Later, as principal cello in their Symphony and Chamber orchestras she toured to Austria winning the Internationalen Jugendmusik-Festival in Vienna.
Anna studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 2002 to 2006 with Leonard Stehn and has since then taken lessons with Raphael Wallfisch and Lionel Handy. With the Guildhall School Symphony Orchestra she played Schoenberg's Five Pieces for Orchestra and Elliot Carter's First Symphony and The Minotaur on Radio 3. She has also performed on Radio 3 with the Young Musician's Symphony Orchestra and has played with the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Future Firsts.
In 2010 Anna composed and performed the music to the Boii Theatre Company's production of Dolls and Dollies by Arnošt Goldflam. That year she also performed with Opéra de Baugé and at the Tete a Tete Opera Festival with Vocal Motions Elastic Theatre - a contemporary opera company that devise their productions through improvisation workshops. Anna began playing chamber music aged 9 and has been a member of various groups since then, performing with a piano quintet at the Wigmore Hall aged just 17.
With pianist Jonathan Musgrave she is currently part of the Beorg Duo who specialise in performing British music. Anna devoted 2009 to studying JS Bach's six suites and performing them throughout the UK from Southampton, Kingston, London, Oxford, Harrogate, York and Edinburgh to Findhorn Bay.
In February 2011 Anna gave performances of Bach alongside Stockholm based composer Schnelzer's 'Solitude' for solo cello in Gothenburg, Fjaras and Partille - Sweden.
She has composed two works for solo cello - Daniel on the Beach and The Love Song of Polly Garter - and in 2012 is focusing on late 20th and 21st century repertoire.