Anna Lapwood is like no other musician and she has signed a major label deal with Sony Classical and will release a 5 track EP of film transcriptions in April, entitled ‘Midnight Sessions at the Royal Albert Hall’, recorded on the iconic organ of the Royal Albert Hall. An album will arrive later this year, as well as a host of prestigious organ recitals and concertos this Spring.
The 27-year-old from a small Oxfordshire village has been making waves with her exciting approach to organ playing, awakening the senses of young and old alike, opening the gateways to classical music and shining a light on an often under-appreciated instrument.
The Sunday Times described her as “a star on a mission and a social media sensation”. The New York Times heralded her as“the world’s most visible organist” while The i declared: “Tik Tok organist told to ‘play like a man’ is leading musical gender equality movement.”
By day she runs choirs and teaches at Cambridge University’s Pembroke College, practising the organ at every opportunity. By night, her role as Associate Artist of the Royal Albert Hall sees her granted special access to the majestic instrument while most of us are fast asleep.