ANNE BOLT was born in Leicestershire and returned to live in her home village in 2001, having spent time living in London and the USA. In 1983 she won a music scholarship to Wells Cathedral School and followed this with a music degree at Christ Church, Oxford. 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.
A passionate teacher, Anne was appointed Head of Piano at Oakham School in 2007 and recently joined the staff at the Sheffield Music Academy. Alongside her teaching commitments, she keeps up her performing career together with being a mum to three children, all now at university. Anne has enjoyed collaborating with various musicians over the years, including putting on a concert series covering the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas with Martin Cropper, as well as several piano trio concerts with Martin Cropper and Richard Jenkinson. She has recently performed Mozart’s D minor Concerto with the Rutland Sinfonia, as well as Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto, Chopin’s 1st Piano Concerto and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra.