Anna Meredith (born 1978, Edinburgh) is a composer of acoustic and electronic work, musician and music educator. She is the eldest of three children in her family. Her father is a retired university teacher of journalism, and her mother works in picture restoration. Her sister is the video artist Eleanor Meredith.
Meredith learned clarinet and percussion in school, and later took up composition. She initially studied at Napier University, and earned a degree in music from the University of York. She later attended the Royal College of Music, where her teachers included David Sawer and Timothy Salter. As an educator, Meredith has taught drum-kit and composition at Lady Margaret School and teaches composition with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She is a co-founder of the Camberwell Composers' Collective.
One of Meredith's earliest concert hall commissions was torque, written on commission for the BBC Philharmonic and premiered at the Huddersfield Festival in 2002. In 2004, she was named resident composer with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO), and held the post until 2007. For the BBC SSO, her compositions include Casting (2006) and Barchan For The Proms, she composed froms for the 2008 Last Night of the Proms, and the two-piano work Left Light, premiered in 2009.