Annie Ball  - Concert Pianist
Annie performs regularly as a soloist and with singers, ensembles, wind, brass and string duos and also collaborations in performance with contemporary dancers, artists and sculptors. As an ensemble pianist Annie, has received Masterclasses with cellist, Natalie Clein and the ensemble, Trio del Sol who are based in America. Annie is interested in taking performances out of the concert hall and into unique spaces and contexts such as The Peckham Rye Multi Story Car Park and a new dining and music supper club in the North East called The Semibreve Supper Club. She also runs the North East chapter of 'The Classical Revolution' which is a global organisation committed to bringing classical music to wider audiences in pubs and cafes which is often free entry. Free improvisation is another interest of Annie's, she takes inspiration from pianists such as Douglas finch and John Tilbury and performed improvised pieces in concert and regularly attended workshops when she lived in London.

Competitions: Solo finalist and prize winner at the Il Circolo competition in January 2009 and twice reached the final of the Leonard Smith and Felicity Young String duo competition in 2007 and 2009. Annie was awarded a bursary and a Regional Further Education Bursary to study Bachelors degree and a scholarship to study for her Masters degree. 


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