Anna Carewe: Inspired by her father,
conductor John Carewe, the English cellist Anna Carewe has
always been an avid supporter of New Music, commissioning
her first work for solo cello at the age of fifteen and subsequently
performing countless new solo and ensemble compositions with
groups such as the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, the Ensemble
"L’art pour l’art" (which explores the
cutting edge of experimental music) or with duo partner Philip
Projects with Thomas Hengelbrock, Bernhard Forck and Sergio
Azzolini awakened Anna’s interest in historical performance
practice and the Manon Quartet Berlin, of which she is a founding
member, has performed on both modern and period instruments
at festivals in Germany, Denmark, Austria (Innsbrucker Festwochen
für Alte Musik ) and at the Tanglewood International
Music Festival in the USA (where it was Quartet in Residence).
Artistic diversity being a very important aspect of her
life, Anna also has a duo with vibraphone player Oli Bott.
Their (partly improvised) repertoire ranges from Diego Ortiz
(around 1550), Vivaldi and Bach to jazz standards by Miles
Davis or Duke Ellington and compositions by Oli Bott. In the
trio "Panama Hat Trick", with singer-sister Mary
and pianist Philip Mayers, she performs works by the greats
of the Musical and Cabaret world of the 20th Century.
For many years she was principal cellist and a leading figure
of the Ensemble Oriol Berlin. In 2007 she left the group to
concentrate more on her own projects - especially the Sheridan
Ensemble, with which she aims to combine all her musical interests.
Anna Carewe studied with Florence Hooton and David Strange
at the Royal Academy of Music in London, from which she graduated
at the age of 20, before going to Berlin, where she counts
her teacher Wolfgang Boettcher at the Hochschule der Künste
as one of her most important influences.