Since 2011, our much valued accompanist has been ANNA TETSUYA.
Anna is a pianist, accompanist and harpsichordist. Following her undergraduate degree in music at King’s College, London, she completed her Masters in Music degree at the Royal College of Music in 2009, studying piano accompaniment and Harpsichord performance, studying under Julian Jacobson, Roger Vignoles and Robert Woolley. At RCM, she was awarded the Alisdair Graham accompanist prize in the English Song Competition and won first prize as part of the Stadler Trio at RCM Woodwind Ensemble Competition.
She has performed extensively in and around London. Highlights of her performances include Rachmaninov 2nd Piano Concerto with Camden Philharmonia Orchestra in 2019; Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’ at BBCS summer concert 2013 and with the Chamber Academy Orchestra in 2015; Mendelssohn's double concerto with Anete Graudina and Winchmore String Orchestra; the world premiere of One Sun One World by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon at the Royal Albert Hall. As an accompanist, she has collaborated with many singers and instrumentalists and as a repetiteur in various opera companies. She works regularly as a ballet pianist, playing at the Royal Academy of Dance and other schools across London and Surrey. As a harpsichordist, she is a founding member of Dei Gratia, a Christian Baroque Ensemble, whose aim is to proclaim the gospel through 18th century sacred repertoire. With Dei Gratia, she has performed across the UK in various concert series, including performances of Handel’s Messiah in Oxford and Reading and JS Bach's St John Passion in London and Denmark.