VoW 2019 - Speaker
Anna Tanvir is an exceptional singer of Indian/Irish origin. She accompanies herself on the Celtic harp, performing all over the world in many different languages, combining a classical technique with a traditional sound. Her repertoire is a mix of traditional melodies and her own compositions reflecting her mixed cultural heritage and transcending the barriers of nation and language by recounting universally relevant stories of life and love.
Her notable past performances include: Un Été à Bourges, France (every year from 1998 to present); Mick Jagger’s private birthday party, Amboise 2010, France; Château de Chambord and Cathédrale de Bourges, 2010, France; Olympia, Paris as guest of Erick Manana 2009, France; Le Café de la Danse, Divan du monde, and New Morning, Paris; Virasat Festival Dehradun, and Amir Khan Samaroh, Indore; India International Centre, New Delhi; Akshara Theatre, New Delhi; Poona Music Society; Little Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai and GyanManch, Kolkata.
‘The rich timbre in her voice and her magnificent singing style while playing on the Celtic harp shows that she was born to sing’ – The Hindu
‘Anna sings magnificently and plays the harp with unbelievable melody and expression creating a lyrical and soul-stirring musical experience’ – The Indian Express