Anne Bolt was born in Leicestershire and has now returned to live in her home village, having spent time living in London and the USA. She has been lucky enough to study at Wells Cathedral School and Oxford University, before continuing 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.
On returning to the UK with a husband in tow, Anne developed a love of teaching through her first job at Alleyn’s School in Dulwich. Since then, she has taught at a number of schools, before settling as Head of Piano at Oakham School in 2006. Alongside her teaching, Anne spends much of her time on the concert platform collaborating with musicians, both young and old. Together with Martin Cropper, she has put on a series of concerts covering the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas, as well as several piano trio concerts with Martin Cropper and Richard Jenkinson. Anne 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, under the baton of Keith Slade.
In her spare time, Anne enjoys running (the distance is getting shorter over the years!), fitness of any sort, keeping up with friends, drinking tea and learning how to be a mum to three university students!