Anna began her musical studies in Ireland before training at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music in London. Whilst at the College she studied with Itzhak Rashkovsky and was awarded many prizes including the college’s prestigious Mills Williams Junior Fellowship and the Tagore Gold Medal which was presented to her by Prince Charles. She also won the Raymond Fox Bursary from the UK’s ‘Making Music Society’ and the Serena Neville prize from the Concordia Foundation.
She has given concerts in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Forbidden City concert Hall in Beijing and at the Banff Institute of Music in Canada. With her husband Simon Watterton she performs in the Cashell~Watterton Duo and they have performed all around the world together. Anna has performed as a soloist with many orchestras in Ireland and the UK, such as The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and Camerata Ireland conducted by Barry Douglas.
Chamber music is one of Anna’s passions; she has performed regularly with her brother and sister in the Cashell trio. She is also a founding member of the Esposito String Quartet and a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. She has recently performed in the Little Venice Chamber Music Festival with the Berkeley Ensemble and Adrian Brendel. For future performances see: