Annabelle Lawson - Piano
Versatile and wide-ranging in her experience, Annabelle Lawson is heavily in demand as a concert artist and workshop leader. Having studied the piano as a child at Chetham’s School of Music, she gained a BA from King’s College, Cambridge and followed this with a BMus thesis on the role of the Argentine tango (music and dance) in 1910s Paris. She then went on to pursue post-graduate tuition in chamber music at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where her trio was awarded a Junior Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellowship. Teachers have included her father, Peter Lawson, as well as Ronan O’Hora and Philip Fowke.
Annabelle has performed concertos in venues including Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, has given numerous recitals across the country as a solo artist on the Live Music Now! scheme and is a guest recitalist for P&O, Seabourn and Silversea cruise-lines. Recent commercial recording contracts include a CD of music for choristers and piano for Signum Records, a CD of music for piano and cello for ASC records and a solo CD under her own label.
Annabelle is the current Artistic Director of Chamber Music 2000, for whom she has organised and directed workshop projects in institutions including Chetham’s School of Music, the Purcell School and the Yehudi Menuhin School and she teaches piano and chamber music at the Junior Royal Academy of Music and Forest School in London. She is a Main Panel Examiner for the ABRSM and has also worked regularly for the BBC Singers and on education and outreach projects for Spitalfields Festival in London, Operahouse, the Westminster Choral Project and the BBC Singers project GoSing!