Ann is a long-standing member of the first violin section of the City of London Sinfonia (CLS). Her work has taken her to every corner of the globe performing with a wide array of ensembles including The Philharmonia, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, the National Theatre, Shobana Jayasingh Dance Company and as a ten-year member of The Michael Nyman Band. Session recording work has also made up a large part of her professional life working closely with the formidable arrangers Richard Niles and Simon Hale with highlights on tour with Skunk Anansie and Oasis.
Her current work focuses on outreach and participation work which CLS is heavily involved with. CLS has a commitment to work in the community which is exceptional and unrivalled. Long term relationships with the hospital schools at St Thomas’s, University College Hospital, Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School and with the elderly in Jewish Care provide rich opportunities for the most rewarding, inspiring and often profound music making.
Ann has developed a Music and Mindfulness Practise within CLS which has sprung from her therapeutic roots as a practising Classical Registered Homeopath since 2009. Her observations in clinical practise made her realise that many people, particularly young people, would draw great benefit from access to practical methods to combat stress and that this would ultimately improve their health.
At The Exhale, Ann will be offering compact sessions which explore various Meditative techniques. Her aim is to equip participants with a wide range of enjoyable, practical methods to combat stress and promote wellbeing. The techniques Ann teaches are designed to stimulate the Mind, Body connection. Ongoing practice is encouraged and development through the sessions can bring about lasting changes to both physical and mental health.
Spoken language: English