Biography

Anna Maria Olsson is a composer and violinist from Sweden, currently based in the UK. Anna grew up in Stockholm and has been classically trained in violin from a very young age. However, since Anna also has roots in Southeast Asia, multi-culture and travel has always been close to heart, which is something she tends to incorporate into her music. 

In 2016, Anna released her debut album Crossing Lines, which draws on a variety of genres in order to showcase the violin as a highly versatile instrument. The album caught the attention of BBC Introducing and led to multiple broadcasts and a live performance on Radio 3's In Tune in August 2018. 

In June 2019, Anna released her second conceptual album Circles, themed around the circulation of time and the cyclic elements in our natural environment. The record was also inspired by composers such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Joe Hisaishi, Max Richter and James Horner, Ólafur Arnalds and Zoe Keating.