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Anna Steppler

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Educational Background

  • First class degree, Music, Merton College, Oxford
  • Masters degree, Organ, University of Gothenburg

Overview

Anna Steppler is an organist, originally from the United Kingdom, and is working towards a DMA in performance practice at Cornell, where she studies with Annette Richards. She began playing the organ on becoming the Nicholas Maines organ scholar at St Jude-on-the-Hill, the large parish church of Hampstead Garden Suburb in North London, in 2008. She holds a first class degree in Music from Merton College, Oxford, where she was organ scholar from 2010-13. Following this she pursued a Masters degree on the Organ at the University of Gothenburg. During her time in Sweden, she studied the organ with Hans Fagius and clavichord with Joel Speerstra, and was awarded the Carl Larsson Scholarship for Music in 2015. As a performer and scholar her interests lie rooted in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries, though she always enjoys broadening these horizons, and likes to programme concerts which highlight different, perhaps unexpected, corners in the organ repertoire. In the scholarly realm she is particularly intrigued by the organ(ist)'s role in exploring theological ideas through instrumental sound, with a focus on Protestant traditions in Northern Europe.

Departments/Programs

  • Music

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