Anna Cashell began her musical studies in Ireland before training at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music in London. Whilst at the College she studied with Itzhak Rashkovsky and was awarded many prizes including the college’s prestigious Mills Williams Junior Fellowship and the Tagore Gold Medal. She also was the recipient of the Serena Nevill Prize from the Concordia Foundation and the Raymond Fox Bursary from Making Music UK.
She has given concerts in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Forbidden City concert Hall in Beijing and at the Banff Institute of Music in Canada.
Chamber music is one of Anna’s passions; she performs regularly with her brother and sister in the Cashell trio. She is also a founding member of the Schumann String Quartet and a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Anna has performed as a soloist with many orchestras in Ireland and the UK, such as The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and Camerata Ireland conducted by Barry Douglas.
Recently Anna has been able to purchase her 1806 violin made by Bernard Simon Fendt through a generous award from the Music Capital Scheme.
‘ she doesn’t just have technical perfection, but that rare ability of the great violinists- she gives the impression that she is merely drawing out the beauty, intensity and feeling already inside the instrument.’ Guardian
‘Her playing of the lovely Nocturne was beautifully judged as she explored the music’s rich sound world, ......She rose to the technical demands of the Tarantella with its vivid evocations with dazzling virtuosity, her impassioned playing exuding an uplifting sense of exhilaration.
Margaret Davies, Musical Opinion
‘Anna plays with a sophisticated subtlety that‘s amazingly refined in the way that she can suggest so much with the lightest of touches’ Michael Dervan The Irish Times