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, ABRSM examiner, adjudicator and 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, including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Martin in the Fields and St Johns Smith Square in London, and abroad, including a recital tour of New Zealand with the violinist Arwen Newband. She is a founder member of the Icknield Ensemble, the Icknield Trio and the Arensky Trio. Anna has performed at many festivals in Britain and abroad, including the Edinburgh Fringe and Buxton (where she was nominated for the title of ‘Performer of the Fringe’).
Anna was for many years a Senior House Pianist at AIMS International Summer School, where she repetiteured many opera scenes. She accompanies at Stowe School of Song, and is much in demand as an accompanist for singers and instrumentalists. She often plays orchestral piano with De Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra in Hatfield