Anita D’Attellis has performed extensively as a solo pianist and accompanist, with recitals at the Cheltenham and Brighton International Festivals, Snape Maltings, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Royal Festival Hall. Her CD of solo piano music, entitled “Lux,” reflects her passion for Romantic and Modern repertoire. This year, she has recently performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, as well as Mozart's Piano Concerto K.491 in Dorchester Abbey.
A versatile accompanist, Anita has played for numerous instrumentalists, opera singers and choirs; she has toured in Europe with children’s choirs and Welsh male voice choirs, and she regularly accompanies traditional choral societies. She is the official accompanist for Benson Choral Society, Aliquando chamber choir, Spectra Musica, Henley Youth Choir and the Somerset Chamber Choir. She has frequently performed as soloist in concert with these groups (most recently, in Constant Lambert’s “The Rio Grande” and Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto).
Since her school days, Anita has enjoyed performing Chamber music, winning national competitions with her piano trio which led to performances at the Royal Albert Hall, the Purcell Room and St John’s, Smith Square. She read Music at the University of Birmingham, gaining first class honours and winning the Arnold Goldsborough Prize for her final recital. She was also awarded the Barber Scholarship to study a Postgraduate Performance Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music, where she specialised in instrumental and song accompaniment.
Anita is an experienced music teacher; at the beginning of her career she was appointed Head of Music at a leading preparatory school in London and later she became Head of Keyboard at Sherborne Girls, Dorset. Now based in Henley on Thames, she enjoys a busy and varied career as a freelance pianist and teaches piano at Eton College.
For more information about Anita, please see her website: anitapiano.com