Annabel Thwaite

“...no doubt helped by the obviously brilliant piano accompaniments from Annabel Thwaite...highly enjoyable.” (Dave Paxton, musicomh.com)

Recognised as one of the most versatile and charismatic pianists, Annabel won all the major accompanying prizes, including the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier, Gold Medal, and Richard Tauber Piano Prizes. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has toured throughout the world, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival and Albert Halls and Wigmore Hall, London. She has collaborated with renowned artists including Sir Bryn Terfel, Roberto Alagna, Rebecca Evans, BBC singers, performed chamber music with the Danish Ensemble Midtvest and recorded music for the Michael Clarke Dance Company at the Barbican.

Annabel’s discography includes The Scottish Tenor for Universal Records, which was nominated for a Classical Brit Award, a world premiere recording of music by Hilary Tann, a disc of romantic violin and piano works with Matthew Jones, and the complete Violin and Viola works of Benjamin Britten and William Walton for Naxos, named Chamber CD of the Month by BBC Music Magazine. As a film session pianist, she has recorded the music for the Hollywood movie Awake, the BBC Jane Austen series Emma, The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister and the Spanish film De tu Ventana. Five times the accompanist for the Festival of Welsh Male voice choirs, her performances at the Royal Albert Hall were recorded and released by Sain and have been aired on UK television. Further TV appearances include Blue Peter, The Rob Brydon Show and a documentary following a day in the life of Sir Bryn Terfel for BBC FOUR.

Annabel’s extensive teaching experience includes writing a regular column for “Pianist” magazine, being Director of the Core courses at the Pro Corda International Chamber Music Academy and adjudicating at numerous festivals and competitions, including the National Chamber Music Festival. In addition to being an Associated Board Music examiner Annabel is extremely committed to outreach projects, having been a member of the “Live Music Now!” and “Lost Chord” schemes. Future engagements include appearances at the Royal Albert Hall, Vale of Glamorgan, Fishguard and Llangollen Festivals, concerts in Aix-en-Provence and international recitals with Sir Bryn Terfel.

Performances

August 29, 2021
August
29

Bryn Terfel bass-baritone & Annabel Thwaite piano

Schubert, Keel, Traditional, Schumann, Lewis, O. Williams, W.S.G. Williams

Dzintari Concert Hall / Great hall
19:00 Sunday