Born in Edinburgh, and educated at Lancaster University, the RNCM, before completing her training at the Jeunes Voix du Rhin in Strasbourg, Annie Gill has enjoyed great demand owing to her dramatic commitment, natural musicianship, and artistic versatility.
Recent highlights have included JS Bach with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, a tour of Our Finest Hour (songs of the 1940s) with the BBC Big Band, and a CD of songs around the theme of Refuge with collaborator, Harry Sever.
Annie has sung Duruflé Requiem with the Orchestre Nationale de Paris, the title role in Carmen for Scottish Opera, Amore in Poppea and Waltraute in Die Walküre for Opéra National du Rhin, and the role of Mercédés at the Opéra Comique with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Sir Adrian Noble. As well as appearances at Wexford, Glyndebourne and Iford festivals, she has sung Rossini and Mozart with the RPO, Siebel in Faust in Cork, and has recorded Handel a Gramophone Award-winning Messiah and Bach St Matthew Passion for Linn.
Annie teaches at her home in South East London, her pupils have enjoyed major successes with ABRSM exams, Conservatoire auditions and on the professional concert platform.
Away from music, Annie is a keen outdoor swimmer, often to be found in the art-deco paradise that is Brockwell Lido or the tidal pool at Walpole Bay in Kent. The colder the better. Plans are afoot for a new collection of songs with Harry Sever, bringing together Annie’s twin passions of swimming and music, exploring the miracle of water’s ability to inspire healing, joy, and creativity.
In September Annie resumes her tour with the BBC Big Band, concert details can be found at www.ourfinesthourconcert.co.uk