Anna Le Hair is a pianist and piano teacher based in Tring, Hertfordshire. She started playing the piano as soon as she could reach the keys. Anna gained an honours degree in music at Edinburgh University where she studied piano with Colin Kingsley, and harmony with Kenneth Leighton. Her postgraduate studies were at the Royal College of Music, London, where her professors included Peter Element and Hubert Dawkes.
Since then, Anna has enjoyed a busy and varied career as a performer, teacher, accompanist, adjudicator and (most recently) conductor. She gives regular performances both as a soloist and with her regular duo partners, and also as a chamber musician, playing in many venues in Britain and abroad. Anna has performed at many festivals in Britain, most recently in Kings Lynn, and including the Edinburgh Fringe and Buxton, where she was nominated for the title of ‘Performer of the Fringe’. She has also recently played at festivals in Spain and Croatia. In February 2014, she gave a recital tour in New Zealand with her duo partner, the violinist Arwen Newband. She runs the successful ‘Piano and more’ concert series in Tring, which she founded in 2017.
Anna is a Senior House Pianist at AIMS International Summer School, where she has repetiteured many opera scenes. She is a regular accompanist at Jackdaws Educational Trust, where she has worked with the tenor Ian Partridge and the mezzo Sarah Walker. She is much in demand as an accompanist for singers and instrumentalists.