When, where and what did you play the first time with the English Concert?

The first time I played with the English Concert was in 2021 for the production of Handel’s Amadigi at Garsington Opera. The players had to sit two meters apart from each other due to COVID-19 regulations and my chair was almost outside the pit, but I shall always remember the enjoyment I felt playing that opera after all the disruption of the pandemic.  

What has been your most memorable English Conert performance and why?

As well as that production of Amadigi, I would have to say our recent round-the-world tour of Rodelinda will always stay in my memory. Four time zones in four weeks and some very special concerts, Carnegie Hall was the absolute highlight! 

What’s one of your favourite pieces of music and why?

This is such a difficult question, but if I have to choose one piece, it would be Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor. I have Robert Levin to thank for this, as his interpretation of this piece captured my heart when I was a student on a course in France.  

Is there anything about you that would surprise people?

Probably that I co-run a micro coffee roasting business yet I don’t drink coffee! 

Or that I have a flock of extremely tame chickens in my garden and three dedicated chicken whisperers (my children) looking after them.  



Anna Curzon plays with many of the UK’s leading period instrument orchestras including The English Concert, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Dunedin Consort and The Gabrieli Consort and Players. Recent performances have taken her to Glyndebourne, Garsington Opera, The Royal Opera House, Royal Festival Hall, Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall.

She is a leader for The Musical and Amicable Society and The Cedar Consort, and has also performed and recorded with chamber ensembles The Bach Players, Music for a While and Arcangelo. Anna studied Music at Nottingham University before attending the Royal Academy of Music at Masters level.

Anna has also played with The Welsh National Opera, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Anna was also a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra from 2012-2013.