Anne Page

Anne PageAnne Page is known in the UK and abroad as a musician who combines virtuosity and versatility. Born and educated in Perth, Australia, she moved to Europe to continue advanced studies with Marie-Claire Alain, Peter Hurford and Jacques van Oortmerssen. She made her London début playing 20th-century repertoire at the Royal Festival Hall.

Her career encompasses performances and broadcasts in Europe, the USA and Australia. In the pioneering spirit of her country of origin she likes to explore some of the less well-trodden musical paths and has been one of a handful of musicians at the forefront of the revival of the harmonium, making recordings and establishing a course on the instrument at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2008 she was featured in a Purcell Room recital for solo harmonium, and the Swiss organist and composer Lionel Rogg has written a suite of pieces for harmonium for her. 

As a member of the British Institute of Organ Studies she took a leading role in the development of the Historic Organ Sound Archive. This innovative scheme combined community education with a permanent free online archive to increase access to our organ heritage. Anne researched and recorded around ten hours of music for the project – about half of the total.

Now based in Cambridge, she directed the Cambridge Summer Recitals for eight years, presenting many world and UK first performances and bringing several major recitalists from Europe to Britain for the first time. During 2011/12 she performed the complete organ works of Bach in twenty-three recitals on fourteen different organs in Cambridge. The series attracted capacity audiences and helped to support the educational work of the Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies of which Anne is a founder.