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Since completing her education at the Guildhall School of Music and the Institute of Education, Anne has carved out a career as a conductor, educator and percussionist. She has based much of her work in East Anglia and has run percussion workshops, improvisation workshops and coached numerous youth ensembles. Anne is currently musical director of many of the musical groups at Kimbolton School and St John’s, as well as the St Neots Concert Band, which she founded in 2005. She also conducts the Hertfordshire Concert Band and the Cambridge Symphonic Winds. Anne is passionate about conducting wind ensembles in all their forms, and in recent years has increased her conducting commitments specialising in this idiom. She is a member of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) and has recently taken part in—and been inspired by—their most recent gathering in Utrecht in 2017.
The symphonic wind orchestra is a format that brings together a vast array of winds, brass, percussion and string bass to create a sound that is colourful and unique. It's a very popular medium with both audiences and players alike.
Cambridge Symphonic Winds was created at the end of 2008 to bring the symphonic wind orchestra to Cambridge and to give players a new creative outlet. We always intend to showcase the breadth and virtuosity of wind orchestra repertoire. We hope there is something for everyone, whether you prefer traditional wind orchestra compositions, serious contemporary music or stylish showpieces.