Anna Tilbrook - piano
Anna Tilbrook studied at the University of York and the Royal Academy of Music, of which she was made an associate in 2009. As a professional pianist she has collaborated with many leading singers and instrumentalists, including Emma Bell, Ian Bostridge, Lucy Crowe, James Gilchrist, Barbara Hannigan, Mark Padmore, Sir Willard White, Natalie Clein, Nicholas Daniel and Philip Dukes, as well as the Fitzwilliam, Sacconi, Elias, Doelen and Coull String Quartets. Since her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1999, she has appeared regularly at virtually every leading venue and festival, including Carnegie Hall (with Lucy Crowe), St John’s, Smith Square (where she curated a Schubertiade), Aldeburgh, Buxton, Cheltenham and Oxford, as well as the Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Anima Mundi (Pisa), Wroclaw Cantans and Musée des Tissus, Lyon. She has also accompanied José Carreras, Angela Georghiu and Bryn Terfel in televised concerts.
Tilbrook and Gilchrist began working together in 1997. Since then they have made acclaimed recordings of English song, Schubert Lieder (Die schöne Müllerin – Editor’s Choice in Gramophone – Schwanengesang and Winterreise) and Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte.
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James Gilchrist Performs Schumann Lieder
14 May 2015
A special weekend of performances at St John's, Smith Squaremore >>James Gilchrist on In Tune...
10 September 2010
The tenor to perform songs from his upcoming album...more >>
'....the immaculate duo of Gilchrist and Tilbrook lavished their profound emotional and psychological acuity in a shattering account of Schumann's tender, heart-rending vision of a poet's life and lovePizzicato
A review in Germanmore >>Audiophile Audition
'Gilchrist sings wonderfully while pianist Tilbrook is with him every step of the way...This is a terrific production from Linn.'more >>The Sunday Times
'Gilchrist is a greatly sensitive interpreter, his tone liquid yet urgent, his diction immaculate and august, his choices admirable.'more >>AudioVideoHD
"...La calidad del sonido de este disco compacto Linn es excepcional"more >>Pizzicato
'... ist ein tief berührender Zyklus, zumal er, wie 'Winter Words' imponierend und überzeugend von James Gilchrist gedeutet wird.'more >>Audio Video Club of Atlanta
"...memorable accounts of Leighton's "cantata" Earth, Sweet Earth and Britten's song cycle..."more >>International Record Review
"...two profoundly beautiful twentieth-century English song-cycles performed by James Gilchrist ..."more >>MusicWeb International
"James Gilchrist's singing and Anna Tilbrook's piano accompaniments are all that can be wished for."more >>BBC Music Magazine
"His enunciation is superb, his melodic phrasing is always wonderfully musical..."more >>Audiophile Audition
"...this SACD is glowingly recommended."more >>The Observer
"...this haunting disc provides a fierce elegy to our lost Eden."more >>Financial Times
"...alternately visionary and lyrical."more >>Klassik.com
'James Gilchrist erweist sich wieder einmal als Liedsänger erster Güte.'more >>