ANNE BOLT was born in Leicestershire and returned to live in her home village in 2001. In 1983 she won a music scholarship to Wells Cathedral School and followed this with a music degree at Christ Church, Oxford, where rowing tried to take over her life! She continued her piano studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Hilary Coates. A Fulbright Scholarship and an English Speaking Union Fellowship enabled her to continue her education in America at Indiana University, studying with Menahem Pressler (Beaux Arts Trio) and graduating with a Master of Music Degree.
Anne has a wide variety of experience in solo and chamber music concerts, including performances in Japan, Canada, USA, Europe and throughout the UK. Solo appearances include the Brighton and Henley Festivals, Fairfield Halls (Croydon), St. David’s Hall (Cardiff), and as a guest artist performing on a round-the-world P&O cruise. A passionate teacher, she was appointed Head of Piano at Oakham School in 2007 and now combines teaching, performing and being a mother to three teenage children (a son and twin girls). On the odd occasions that there is some spare time, she enjoys running half marathons, and has managed to achieve her lifetime ambition of running a full marathon!
Anne is delighted to be invited back to perform with the Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra, having played Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto with them in 2014. Anne is donating her concert fee to Shine, a community of 75,000 individuals, families, friends, and professionals, sharing achievements, challenges and information on living with hydrocephalus and spina bifida.