Anna Lapwood

Anna Lapwood is a trailblazing musician. As a broadcaster she contributes to BBC Radio 3 and presents the televised coverage of BBC Four's Young Musician competition.
Alongside her work as a conductor, Director of Music and public speaker, she is a highly distinguished concert organist.
Appointed Director of Music at Pembroke College, Cambridge in 2016, she conducts the Pembroke College Chapel Choir. In 2018 she established the Pembroke College Girls’ Choir and the Cambridge Organ Experience for Girls, both of which she runs.
Sought after as a conductor, Anna has directed the BBC Singers and leads choral workshops around the world, specialising in bringing music to children from impoverished backgrounds. Anna is a Trustee of the Muze Trust, a charity working to make music accessible to children and young adults in Zambia, and leads their annual music exchange programme.
Awarded an Organ Scholarship at Magdalen College, Oxford, Anna was their first female organ scholar. Performances have taken her across the UK, Europe, and to the USA. In 2019, Anna opened the BAFTA TV awards on the organ of the Royal Festival Hall. Formerly urged to “play like a man”, Anna is an inspiration to many young women and is amused that they have adopted her hashtag #playlikeagirl.


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