Anna PhoebePosted on November 25, 2011 by Heartbeat of a Planet

Anna Phoebe has been hailed as the ‘vixen of the violin’ for stunning live stage performances that have won audiences and fans all over the world. Her distinctive and original sound combines influences from rock, classical, gypsy and Middle Eastern music, creating a new genre for the violin. Anna’s electrifying stage presence and unique style of playing have cemented her position as one of the world’s leading stage performers.

As well as touring throughout the world performing her solo material, she recently joined forces with Jon Lord (Deep Purple) and joined him for his solo concerts in Russia and Italy with Symphony Orchestras, performing Concerto for Group & Orchestra and the Sarabande suite.

In the United States, Anna Phoebe is best known for her exhilarating role with the multi-platinum selling arena rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra, where she was String Director and solo violinist from 2004 to 2010. Anna has featured with guests including Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Paul Rodgers (Queen, Bad Company, Free) and Jon Anderson (Yes). She also joined Roxy Music on violin and keyboards in Summer 2010, playing festivals across the world including Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Fuji Rock Festival (Japan), Sonar Festival (Barcelona), Electric Picnic (Ireland) and Bestival (UK).  Previous collaborations include Jethro Tull, which she joined as guest soloist, playing her own compositions as well as Tull classics. From 2005 until 2010 she toured with Oi Va Voi, promoting their latest album in venues and festivals across the world.  Television and promotional appearances include the Royal Albert Hall, Top of The Pops, MTV, Radio 1’s Live Lounge, X FM and ITV’s Daybreak with artists including Sugababes, Tinchy Stryder, Jay Z, Beyonce, George Michael, as well as performing at P Diddy’s renowned ‘White Party’ in New York.

Both Anna’s solo albums, Gypsy (written with Angus Clark) and Rise of the Warrior (with Joost van den Broek) showcase Anna’s wide ranging style: powerful and symphonic melodies combined with rock and eastern rhythms, seizing the best from a host of genres.  She is currently working on her third album with London-based band Jurojin.

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