Anna Le Hair started playing the piano as soon as she could reach the keys. She studied music at Edinburgh University, where she won many scholarships and prizes and graduated with an Honours degree. She then went on to study performance at the Royal College of Music in London for a further 2 years.During this time, a scholarship from the Austrian Institute allowed her to spend a summer studying piano accompaniment at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Since then, Anna has enjoyed a busy and varied career as pianist and piano teacher.Engagements have included recitals, both solo and as chamber musician and accompanist, in many London venues and others around Britain and abroad. Last year, she played Grieg's piano concerto with the Hertfordshire Philharmonia, and during this summer she gave a recital as part of the Buxton Festival.
Anna has done such diverse things as playing background music in London hotels and restaurants, touring the UK and Channel Islands with the Lewis London Ballet, and repetiteuring for opera groups and choral societies. Anna currently teaches piano at the Arts Educational School in Tring, Hertfordshire, where she also plays for many of the Musical Theatre classes, and at St Albans High School. She is much in demand as an accompanist for singers and instrumentalists.
Forthcoming plans include Rachmaninov's 2nd piano concerto with the Hertfordshire Philharmonia next May and Messaien's "Quartet for the End of Time" in London next January.
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