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  • Date and time: Saturday 3 June 2023, 7pm to 8pm
  • Location: In-person only
    National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Violinist and composer Anna Phoebe is delighted to present her most recent album ‘Sea Souls’. 

In March 2020, Anna was asked to produce a 10-minute music package for a radio arts programme. Inspired by her love of the ocean, she sat on the beach, watched the tide come and go and let creativity take over. From this short piece of programming, ‘Sea Souls’ was born, envisaged as a ‘Dear Diary’ to the sea, the seashore and Anna’s beloved Kent coast, where she lives.

Come along to experience the comfort and inspiration of the ocean, beautifully conveyed by Anna and her violin.

Anna will be joined by Klara Schumann and Jacob Kingsbury Downs.

Image credit: © Rob Blackham

About the performers

Anna Phoebe is a violinist, composer and broadcaster working on cross-disciplinary collaborative projects. Collaborations include the European Space Agency, writing music to Earth Observation data which tracks climate crisis, and Cancer and Alzheimer’s research at the University of Kent, writing a choral and ensemble work responding to research images. Anna recently scored a theatre production on ‘Puck and Shadows’, an exploration into memory, dreams and Shakespeare’s Puck. She is working with poet Salena Godden on a long term collaborative project of music and poetry, and with Dover Arts Development on an Arts Council project based on themes of movement, interaction and connection.

Anna’s instrumental duo AVAWAVES is signed to One Little Independent Records (home of Bjork). She also presents a bi-weekly show ‘Between Sea & Sky’ on Soho Radio, features in Yasmin Alibhai-Brown's book ‘Ladies Who Punch’, and recently co-wrote music with Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement recipient Nitin Sawhney CBE for his album ‘Immigrants’, released in March 2021 on Sony Music Masterworks. Anna has also just recorded with legendary musician and TV personality Jools Holland for his upcoming solo album. She has toured with multi-platinum artists such as Roxy Music, Jethro Tull, Jon Lord and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Connect with Anna online:

Anna’s Website

Anna’s Twitter

Anna’s Instagram

Anna’s Facebook


University of York

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible