Anne Lovett

PIANIST & COMPOSER

Anne’s new album packs a bruising punch to your soul, leaving a pleasurable ache; Expressive, fluent and persuasive
— MusicWeb International
Polished, nuanced, immaculately controlled
— Gramophone

Summary

Pianist and composer Anne Lovett has been described as one of the greatest artists of her generation, with a crystalline and beautiful tonal clarity and huge sonic power (an unusual combination), plus absolute virtuosity and a rare musical intelligence, expressiveness and ability to communicate.  Combining virtuosity and creativity in her own piano works, her music has been described as fresh and exciting akin to a rock or pop concert with the distinctive emotional depth of classical music and has earned her a steady international following.  2014 sees her signing a publishing deal with major publishing house, Faber Music in London. 

Anne Lovett’s self-composed Tokyo Rush is a piece that would shine out brightly on a film score during a pivotal scene where your heart skips a beat.
— Yasmina Selena, The FourOFive

Like Erik Satie, Anne Lovett was born in Normandie, France. She began piano lessons at the age of three and few years later entered the CNR de Caen with Frederic Aguessy. She then went on to study at the Conservatoire Superieur de Paris with Pierre Reach (a pupil of the great Artur Rubinstein) and Alberto Neuman (a rare student of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli). At the age of just eleven, she was invited to perform in concert at the Festival International d'Annecy, and a year later at the Festival International de Montdauphin.

Despite her classical background, Anne developed a great interest in other musical genres. She studied jazz and improvised music with Samy Abenaim of the Bill Evans Piano Academy in Paris, and later free improvisation with Keith Tippett.

Anne then moved to the UK to further her education at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Hamish Milne. She also studied composition with Ruth Byrchmore, chamber music with Michael Dussek, and jazz with Dominic Alldis. She then undertook a Masters in Composition at Kings College, London. During her academic years, Anne took part in many masterclasses, including those run by Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Roger Muraro, Miriam Solovieff, Andrei Diev, John O'Connor and Rolf Hind.

Since graduating, Anne has performed throughout Europe, in countries including Portugal, Norway, Italy, England, and France, as well as in Brazil. She has represented France and the UK in official engagements in both concerts and masterclasses.  Her concerts have been broadcasted on Radio France-France Musique, Mezzo TV as well as France 3 and ZDF in Germany and ABC Classic FM radio in Australia. 

Anne is an official KAWAI artist. https://www.kawai.de/artists_en.htm