Moulettes violinist Anisa returns to Devon

PUBLISHED: 14:34 22 October 2013 | UPDATED: 14:34 22 October 2013

Anisa Arslanagic with the Moulettes

Anisa Arslanagic with the Moulettes


DEVON-born musician Anisa Arslanagic will return to the county to play with her band The Moulettes in November.

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Violinist Anisa, who was born in North Devon in 1988, will perform on 28 November at The Factory at Petroc College, Barnstaple.

As a youngster she started to play violin and then viola in Torrington, where she was brought up.

She soon joined North Devon Strings under the tutelage of Keith Chivers. They became known as the Choc Chip Cookie Orchestra as Keith would use the aforementioned goodies to entice youngsters to join the group.

Anisa was obviously a very talented player. She received private lessons from Marguerite Johnson in Torrington and at the age of 16 won a full scholarship to Wells Cathedral School. From there she progressed to the Royal Northern College of Music, where she won another prestigious scholarship.

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She has played and studied with her string quartet in Prague, Holland and Switzerland, and continues to add new strings to her bow, having played with musicians ranging from internationally renowned rapper Ghostpoet to Les Miserables star Alfie Boe, via Balkan, gypsy jazz and African bands.

She has also recently recorded a session with rock legend Arthur ‘I am the God of Hellfire’ Brown.

Anisa joined rising folk-rock outfit Moulettes in spring 2013 and has just helped them record their third album with guest appearances from the likes of The Unthanks and Band of Skulls.

She had a very busy summer of festivals with the band performing at Cropredy Festival at the personal invitation of Fairport Convention, and travelling as far afield as Sark in the Channel Islands and to the very North-West coast of Scotland to perform in some beautiful landscapes.

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Now she’s returning home to play in Devon where her father is a surgeon at North Devon District Hospital and her mother manages Devon’s Child Mental Health Services.

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