Ilid Anne

Introduction:

Iid Anne was born and bred in the Nantlle Vale in Caernarfonshire, the heart of the Welsh slate industry, in a golden era for music and tradition. Her childhood home was full of culture, full of music, religion and education, her father being a headmaster and her mother a teacher. Her mother was also a talented singer.

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About Ilid...

Iid Anne was born and bred in the Nantlle Vale in Caernarfonshire, the heart of the Welsh slate industry, in a golden era for music and tradition. Her childhood home was full of culture, full of music, religion and education, her father being a headmaster and her mother a teacher. Her mother was also a talented singer.

From a very early age, musical influence has dominated her whole life, provding her with a solid creative platform, sound teaching and wise advice and although she was accepted by an International Agency to be a model, her musical nature prevailed and the pull towards a career in this field proved stronger. She was awarded a scholarship to study the piano at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Organists, London.

As the mother of two girls, her work has been predominantly within Wales and the UK, with short international tours as a pianist, accompanist and musical director. Another aspect of her experience is to be found in her extensive work for radio, television and, of course, concerts as a music researcher, composer and arranger. Her versatility has led to work across the board, from playing in rock bands to accompanying classical choirs, jazz and folk, for over twenty years. She has worked with some of the world's leading singers and conductors, and is currently the MD for one of Wales' top male voice choirs.

Now her daughters have grown up and become independent, and of course musical, Ilid is able to pursue her personal dreams. She has an eminently attainable ambition to tour around the world as a solo artist, her unique talent supported by a band or orchestra. To play a wide variety of music from JS Bach to Gershwin, Frank Sinatra to Elton John and from Abba and Elvis Presley through to Robbie Williames, while still keeping a firm grip on the traditional hymns and folk melodies. Very few women worldwide provide this type and quality of entertainment and she will undoubtedly be, as she has been, warmly welcomed by audiences all over the world.

Ilid has been proven to have both the intelligence to cope with the demands, and the temperament to deal with the pressures of being a conductor and musical director, having had vast experience of leading bands, choirs and orchestras. On top of that, she possesses a warm and outgoing nature, and a love of meeting new and interesting people which allows her to bring the best out of any group, and flourish within new situations and challenges.