Ana Silvera is a London-born singer-songwriter and composer whose folk and bluegrass-tinged tunes are lyrical, intimate and emotive, works of 'lavish, vivid imagination' (Metro). Drawing on stories from her own eventful life as well as folklore and myth, Ana's songs are vignettes, poignant snapshots in time that weave poetry and melody to magical effect. In 2012, Ana released her debut album, 'The Aviary' to critical acclaim, and since then she's recorded original music with early music ensemble Concerto Caledonia, composed and sung in a full-length original work, 'Cassandra' for Royal Ballet and performed at major venues such as The Roundhouse, Aldeburgh, Sage Gateshead, and at festivals including Iceland Airwaves, SXSW and Copenhagen Jazz Festival. In 2018, her BASCA-nominated song cycle Oracles (Gearbox Records) was released and listed on The Guardian's end of year Critics List. In 2019, Ana performed as an official showcase artist in Montreal for Folk Alliance International, followed by extensive touring with talented collaborators including Danish violinist Bjarke Falgren and double bassist Jasper Høiby. Ana is currently recording her next album with award-winning producer Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp).
Award: Transmission Fund
Instrument/voice type: Voice