Anna Murphy

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Flute

Location: Royal Northern College of Music


Anna Murphy was born in Belgium to a French mother and Irish father. She started the flute at the age of ten in her town’s local music school, where she eventually won the flute prize at the age of seventeen. 
In September 2012, Anna started at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester where she studied for two years with Laura Jellicoe. She is currently in her fourth year at the RNCM under the tuition of Laura Jellicoe and Kevin Gowland.
Throughout her musical education and development, Anna has had opportunities to play to many renowned flautists from around Europe such as Samuel Coles, Michael Cox, William Bennett, Julien Beaudiment, Robert Winn and Michael Hasel. 
Although Anna enjoys performing as a soloist she also has orchestral experience having performed in venues such as the Bridgewater Hall, Cadogan Hall and the Royal Festival Hall.
Since being at the RNCM, Anna has performed with the symphony orchestra, the concert orchestra and was part of the Cosi Fan Tutte Opera. 
During her last two years of study, Anna has been able to participate in projects along side professionals such as the PES Scheme, performing with the BBC Philharmonic in several concerts, and travelling to Amsterdam to play along side the Netherlands Wind Ensemble (NBE) and was invited to perform in their 2018 New Year’s concert in the Concertgebouw.
Anna is also very involved with chamber music and is a member of Chameleon (multi-instrumentalist wind quintet) who have won multiple prizes at the RNCM.