South African born pianist Anne Marshall has established herself as a leading accompanist based in south east England.
In recent years Anne has accompanied a number of distinguished artists including Karl-Heinz Schutz – solo principal flute of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Samuel Coles – principal of the London Philharmonia Orchestra, Lorna McGhee – principal of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Stefan Hoskuldsson – principal of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Joanna Westers – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Maxence Larrieu, Julie Stewart-Lafin and Marina Piccinini.
Anne has also regular accompanied Sir James Galway. She has appeared with him in concert at the Adams Flute Festival in The Netherlands, Sherborne Abbey Festival in the UK, the Slovenian Flute Festival, Koerner Hall Toronto, Adrian Boult Hall Birmingham and St John Smith Square London as part of the Gramophone Magazine Awards Ceremony.
Anne has accompanied various flute festivals including the Galway Flute Conventions in Atlanta USA, Weggis Switzerland and Cape Town South Africa, Trevor Wye’s Flute Course in Cheltenham, the Canadian Flute Convention in Toronto and the Whole Musician courses in both London and Toronto.
Recent broadcasts include accompanying Sir James Galway in September 2016, February 2014 and August 2012 live on the BBC Radio 3 program “In Tune”, and appearing on Summit TV, South Africa, in April 2011. The concert in Slovenia with Sir James Galway was broadcast on Slovenian National Radio and the concert in Toronto was broadcast live on Classic 96.3FM.
Anne has a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal College of Music in Advanced Performance, with accompaniment as principal study, where her teachers were Andrew Ball and Roger Vignoles. She was a recipient of an Associated Board Scholarship, and received bursaries from both the Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust and the Apollo Music Trust going on to become an Accompanist Junior Fellow at the Royal College of Music, supported by the Anthony Saltmarsh Trust. Previous studies include a Masters degree in performing arts from Pretoria University, studying under Professor Joseph Stanford. Anne obtained licentiates from the University of South Africa (UNISA) in chamber music and in performance as well as winning the SAMRO/UNISA/Brenda Rein Overseas Music Scholarship (chamber music).
As a solo pianist, Anne has performed with a number of international orchestras including the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of South Africa, the Youth Festival Orchestra of the Czech Republic, and the Orchestra of the University of Pretoria.
Anne lives in Rye with her husband William and daughter Abigail. She is also a visiting teacher of piano for advanced students at Benenden School.