Àánú Sodipe

Àánú was born in East London to Yorùbá parents and is proud of the way her heritage and its rich culture influences her music. She incorporates her classical training on the violin and her love for jazz with elements of Yorùbá culture through arranging and composing music of her own. She has toured with the Chineke! Orchestra and played at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra. In 2023 she performed with Stormzy at the 2023 Brit Awards, and with the Afrobeat Artist Asake at his sold out concert at the O2 Arena.

Àánú graduated from her masters studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in 2022, after she was awarded the Prindl Prize for Most Innovative Professional Skills Project for her proposal to create Afro-classical music and establish an online presence for it. As a freelance musician, Àánú is driven to making and sharing music that speaks to the African diaspora and that reflects how diverse classical music can be. She is also Ensemble Coordinator for the orchestra of All Souls Church.

Her work can be found on SoundCloud under the name Classicaanu.