Anne Dales

AnneAnne was a music scholar at Roedean School. She continued her studies at the Royal College of Music (RCM ) aged 16 with Marie Wilson (Royal Phil­harmonic Orchestra), Jack Steadman  (London Symphony Orchestra)  and John Barstow, piano. During her time at the RCM she played first violin in the College First Orchestra under conductors such as Sir Adrian Boult, Sir David Willcocks and Norman Del Mar and in the Twentieth Century Ensemble directed by Edwin Roxburgh. Following a 4th year of advanced study, she completed a PGCE in Streatham, studying violin with Jurgen Hess (then leader of the Eng­lish Chamber Orchestra ) and viola with Max Gilbert. Anne normally leads Boston Sinfonia and has lead for various orchestras and operatic societies in the locality, as well as solo work. After teaching violin, viola, cello and double bass at Skegness Grammar School and cello and double bass at St  Hugh's School in Woodhall Spa she has now moved to France, with her husband Michael, still leading the orchestra when possible.