Anna Maria Friman from Göteborg, Sweden, studied singing at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo and further with Linda Hirst and Barbara Bonney at Trinity College of Music in London. In 2010 Anna completed a PhD at the University of York, UK, where she was researching the modern performance of medieval music by women. From 2001-2007 she taught singing and coached vocal ensembles at the University of York. Anna has given workshops and seminars in Europe and USA, and has been a jury member at the vocal ensemble competition at the Tampere International Choral Festival, Finland, since 2001. For 13 years she has been a member of Gavin Bryars Ensemble. Bryars has composed music especially for her voice and together they have given concerts and radio broadcasts in Europe, Canada and Mexico. The 14/15 season will bring the group to Australia and the US. Her solo engagement include performances and recordings with Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang, John Potter and Jacob Heringman, Rolf Lislevand Ensemble, Opera North, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Latvian Radio Choir, Ricercar Consort, Collegium Vocale Gent, Hille Perl and Lee Santana. Anna also plays the violin and hardingfele and arranges Nordic folk songs for the Trio Mediaeval.

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