It is very rewarding to see our musicians move out into the music world with success and energy, and also to see the overall standard of our new musicians gradually rising year by year: the ANAM phenomenon is snow-balling, and it’s very exciting to be part of that. - David Thomas, ANAM Head of Woodwinds
As well as regular individual lessons and instrument classes with principal, guest and visiting teachers, the woodwind musicians at ANAM take part in weekly Wind Classes, in which solo, chamber, orchestral and audition repertoire are performed, recorded, discussed and workshopped. Content for all classes is flexible, responding to individual musician goals (as established with each musician, their mentor and ANAM's Artistic Director) as well as all aspects of the musicians’ current and future musical activities both within and outside the ANAM program.
ANAM Winds have recently worked with these guest artists:
Dimitri Ashkenazy, Stefano Canuti, Silvia Careddu, Dudu Carmel, Claire Chase, Ole Kristian Dahl, Prudence Davis, Wally Hasse, Thorsten Johanns, Andrew Nicholson, Emmanuel Pahud, Matthew Wilkie
The ANAM Orchestra has recently worked with these conductors and guest artists:
Lior Attar, Benjamin Bayl, Zoe Black, Douglas Boyd, Greta Bradman, Nicholas Carter, James Crabb, Steve Davislim, Brett Dean, Johannes Debus, Matthias Foremny, Johannes Fritzsch, Lisa Gasteen, Jose Luis Gomez, Lorina Gore, Topi Lehtipuu, Christina Leonard, Marko Letonja, Sara Macliver, Antonio Mendez, Richard Mills, Brenda Rae, Damien Ricketson, Ilyich Rivas, Carl Rosman, Gerhard Schulz, Amadou Suso, Paul Wright, Simone Young