Anna Cashell and Simon Watterton
Violin and Piano Duo
Acclaimed Irish violinist Anna Cashell and British concert pianist Simon Watterton have appeared all over the world both as soloists and duo partners. Join them on a journey of musical discovery, from Bach to Gershwin and beyond.
Anna and Simon met as students at the Royal College of Music. They recently formed as a duo and now play concerts across the UK and further afield.
Recently they have performed in Sweden, Spain, Northern Ireland and Beijing, where they gave a performance in the Forbidden City Concert Hall.
Anna – who hails from Balbriggan, Ireland – won the most prestigious award at the Royal College of Music, the Tagore Gold Medal. Since then she has made a career as soloist and chamber musician. In addition to playing with Simon, she co-founded the Schumann Quartet and also gives many performances of contemporary music.
She is a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra and currently lives in London.
Simon was recently featured as a ‘Rising Star’ in the International Quarterly Piano magazine. He has performed extensively and recently gave concerts at the Banff Centre in Canada. In 2009 he completed a cycle of all of the Beethoven piano sonatas in London. He was born on Wirral in the UK, and currently lives in London.