Anne Harper, B Mus (Hons) Perf; M Mus (Dist) studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). In 1999 she was awarded the prestigious Silver Medallion by the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
A freelance orchestral career spanning 20 years has seen her perform with all the major orchestras in Scotland and Ireland, playing both Clarinet and Bass Clarinet. Anne also plays the saxophone and a number of other instruments.
As an Associate of the Ulster Orchestra, Anne helps to deliver their schools education programme, Crescendo; providing music education to young children in areas of social deprivation.
Her instrumental pupils regularly go on to win places at Music Colleges and Universities throughout the UK and Anne is a performance tutor at Queen's University in Belfast.
For some time now she has been exploring the use of the clarinet in Irish traditional and folk music, most notably with musician (and fellow environmentalist) Colum Sands. Anne also composes her own music, frequently inspired by the landscape and heritage of County Down. She particularly enjoys working in a collaborative way (often with non-musicians), and bringing music and stories to unusual locations! Her blog can be found here, you can connect with her on facebook, or have a listen here. Anne has three children & is married to Jonathan.