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Anna Scott

Assistant Professor

Dr. A.M. Scott
+31 71 527 5038

Dr. Anna Scott is a Canadian pianist-researcher who specializes in 19th-century musical performance practices, with a broader interest in radical alternatives to, and the wider cultural-political significance of, how we currently play, hear, and understand canonic classical music repertoires and composers. An active pianist known for her startling performances of 19th-century solo, chamber, lied and orchestral repertoires ranging from Schubert to Debussy, Anna also supervises several ongoing practice-led PhD projects at Leiden University’s Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA), including but not limited to projects dealing with early recordings, historical performance, performance change over time, and radical performance alternatives.

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Academie der Kunsten

Work address

P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
Room number 1.12


  • Scott A.M. (2022), Doesn't Play Well With Others: Performance and Embodiment in Brahms's Chamber Music with Piano. In: Grimes N. & Phillips R. (Eds.) Rethinking Brahms.: Oxford University Press. book chapter
  • Scott A.M. & Miles G. (2021), Solo recording of piano works by Brahms and Schumann: Recorded at YourSonics Rijswijk, in collaboration with audio engineer and producer Geoff Miles. [audio]. other
  • Scott A.M. (2019), Doesn’t Play Well With Others: The Politics of 19th-Century Performance Style. . Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg.
  • Scott A.M. (2019), Doesn’t Play Well With Others: The Politics of 19th-Century Performance Style. ACPA Conferentie: Is This Thing On? The Public Dimensions of Artistic Research 10 October 2019 - 11 October 2019. Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag: Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts.
  • Scott A.M. (2019), Artistic Research and the DocArtes Doctoral Programme in the Musical Arts. . TivoliVredenburg: Utrecht Early Music Festival.
  • Scott A.M., Stam E., Stam W., Berkhemer J., Ovcharova R. & Miles G. (2019), Title should read: Brahms Chamber Works for Piano and Strings (Studio Recording). MP3. Scheveningen. [audio].
  • Scott A.M., Stam E., Stam W., Berkhemer J., Ovcharova R. & Miles G. (2019), Brahms Chamber Works for Piano and Strings (Public Concert). MP3. Uilenburger Synagogue Amsterdam: Mokum Symphony. [audio].
  • Scott A.M. (18 May 2019), Brahms in zijn tijd: Mokum Symphony featuring Anna Scott. [lecture].
  • Scott A.M. (2017), Brahms Solo and Chamber works. Amsterdam: Uilenburger Synagogue. [audio].
  • Scott A.M. (27 October 2016), The Reflective Piano Class: A Self-Generating Experiment in Integrating Artistic Research into Higher Instrumental Training ['Articulate' Lecture Series, Witte Zaal, De Singel, Antwerp, Belgium, October 27, 2016]. [lecture].
  • Scott A.M. (21 September 2016), Mind the Gap! [ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Deventer, September 21, 2016]. [lecture].
  • Scott A.M. (9 March 2016), Pas de Deux: Two Ways of Knowing and Doing in Brahms's Intermezzo in B Minor Op. 119 no. 1 ['CRAFT' Artistic Research Festival, Codarts Rotterdam, March 9, 2016]. [lecture].
  • Scott A.M. (2016), Pianist and researcher Anna Scott uses early recordings to inspire startlingly original interpretations of Brahms. Interviewed by . [interview].
  • Scott A.M. (2015), Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin. Affoltern am Albis, Switzerland: Kellertheater La Marotte. [audio].
  • Scott A.M. (23 January 2015), Experiments in Early-Recorded Brahms Pianism [Lecture-Performance: King's College Music Seminar Series, King's College London, UK, January 23, 2015]. [lecture].
  • Scott A.M. & Gloor V. (2015), Brahms and Debussy Lieder (with tenor Valentin Gloor). Gent: ORCiM Research Festival. [audio].
  • Scott A.M. (2015), Romanticizing Brahms: Experiments in Early-Recorded Brahms Pianism [CHASE Symposium on Performing Brahms in the 21st Century, Leeds, UK, June 30 - July 2, 2015]. .
  • Scott A.M. (11 December 2014), Romanticizing Brahms: Early Recordings and the [De]Construction of Brahmsian Identity (Dissertatie. Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA), Humanities, Leiden University). Supervisor(s): Ruiter F.C. & Leech - WIlkinson D.
  • Scott A.M. (2014), Solo Brahms works. Voorburg: Huygensmuseum Hofwijk. [audio].
  • Scott A.M. (20 October 2014), Early Recordings and the De[con]struction of Brahmsian Performance Norms [Lecture-Performance: CMPCP/IMR Seminar Series, Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, London, UK, October 20, 2014]. [lecture].
  • Scott A.M. (2014), Changing Sounds, Changing Meanings: How Artistic Experimentation Opens Up the Field of Brahms Performance Practice. In: Crispin D. & Gilmore B. (Eds.), Artistic Experimentation in Music: An Anthology. Leuven: Leuven University Press.
  • Scott A.M. (Ed.) (2014), Editorial committee member: Artistic Experimentation in Music: An Anthology (Darla Crispin and Bob Gilmore, eds,). Leuven: Leuven University Press.
  • Scott A.M. (2014), Johannes Brahms's Late Piano Works. CD. Den Haag. [audio].
  • Scott A.M. (2013), Brahms and Schumann Lieder. RealAudio. Gent: ORCiM Academy, Orpheus Instituut. [audio].
  • Scott A.M. (2013), Experimenting with Sounding Historical Traces and the Unraveling of Brahmsian Identities [ORCiM Research Festival, Orpheus Instituut, Ghent, Belgium, October 2-4, 2013]. .
  • Scott A.M. (2013), Sound Drifts: The Phenomenon of Stylistic Change in the Interpretation of Fixed Texts. In: Assis P. de, Brooks W. & Coessens K. (Eds.), Sound and Score: Essays on Sound, Score, and Notation. Leuven: Leuven University Press.
  • Scott A.M. (2012), Reinterpreting Michael Musgrave and Bernard D. Sherman's Performing Brahms: Early Evidence of Performance Style, New Sound (37): 75-79.
  • Scott A.M. (2012), Review of: Peres Da Costa N. (2012), Off the Record: Performing Practices in Romantic Piano Playing. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Context - Journal of Music Research (37): 145-149.

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