Inspired by her father, conductor John Carewe, the English cellist Anna Carewe has always been an avid supporter of New Music, commissioning her first work for solo cello at the age of fifteen and subsequently performing countless new solo and ensemble compositions with groups such as the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, the Ensemble "L'art pour l'art" (which explores the cutting edge of experimental music) or with duo partner Philip Mayers
Projects with Thomas Hengelbrock, Bernhard Forck and Sergio Azzolini awakened Anna's interest in historical performance practice and the Manon Quartet Berlin, of which she is a founding member, has performed on both modern and period instruments at festivals in Germany, Denmark, Austria (Innsbrucker Festwochen für Alte Musik) and at the Tanglewood International Music Festival in the USA (where it was Quartet in Residence).
Artistic diversity being a very important aspect of her life, Anna also has a duo with vibraphone player Oli Bott. Their (partly improvised) repertoire ranges from Diego Ortiz (around 1550), Vivaldi and Bach to jazz standards by Miles Davis or Duke Ellington and compositions by Oli Bott. In the trio "Panama Hat Trick", with her sister, Mary (soprano) and Philip Mayers (piano), she performs works by the greats of the Musical and Cabaret world of the 20th Century.
For many years she was principal cellist and a leading figure of the Ensemble Oriol Berlin. In 2007 she left the group to concentrate more on her own projects - especially the Sheridan Ensemble, with which she aims to combine all her musical interests.
Anna Carewe studied with Florence Hooton and David Strange at the Royal Academy of Music in London, from which she graduated at the age of 20, before going to Berlin, where she counts her teacher Wolfgang Boettcher at the Hochschule der Künste as one of her most important influences.