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Anna Noakes

Anna Noakes, flute

Anna Noakes has performed concerti with major London Orchestras as well as giving recitals, as both soloist and chamber musician, at the at Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, BBC Radio 3 recitals, many National and International Festivals and numerous CD recordings. Most recently, Anna has recorded the JM Damase Flute Concerto with BBC Concert Orchestra, which is due for release in May 2014. She works closely with duo partners Gabriella D’all Olio, Harp and John Alley and Leo Nicholson, Piano  

Composers such as Martin Yates, Cecilia McDowall, Dominique Le Gendre, Elgar Howath and Simon Holt have been inspired to write for her.

Anna has recorded numerous CD's featuring solo and flute chamber music for ASV, Naxos, Dutton Epoch, Guild and Kingdom, receiving Gramophone Magazine's coveted 'Critics Choice' a number of times.

Anna broadcasts for BBC Radio3 and Classic FM and works as Guest Principal Flute with the English Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Opera House Orchestra, English National Opera, Philharmonia, Briitten Sinfonia, Northern Sinfonia, Academy of St. Martins in the Fields and New London Orchestra.

She now spends a great deal of her time recording music for Film and TV, playing film scores by composers that include John Williams, David Arnold, James Horner, John Powell, Harry Gregson Williams, Howard Shore, Danny Elfman, Alberto Inglesias, Craig Armstrong, Elmer Bernstein, Michael Giaccomo, Alan Silvestri and Hans Zimmer in films such as Harry Potter, James Bond, Shrek, Narnia, Bridget Jones, Love Actually, How to Train your Dragons, Lord of the Rings, Les Miserables, Volver, Sleepy Hollow, Da Vinci Code to name but a few.

Anna is Professor of Flute at Trinity College of Music for the last thirteen years, a position she has held for the last thirteen years, and is Artistic Director of the Yoxford Arts Festival, now in its tenth year.