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Anita D’Attellis rehearsal accompanist
Anita read music at the University of Birmingham, graduating with first class honours,
was a piano finalist in the Essex Young Musician of the Year and subsequently studied
at the Royal Academy of Music. She has performed chamber concerts in many prestigious
venues, including Birmingham Symphony Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival
Hall. She is also a skilled choir accompanist and répétiteur.
Anita is also an experienced and versatile music teacher and has held senior teaching
posts at Trevor-Roberts School, Primrose Hill, and Sherborne Girls, Dorset. She now
enjoys a busy freelance career and teaches piano at Charterhouse and Eton College.
In February 2010, Anita shared the concert platform with Somerset Chamber Choir as
she (together with her colleague Annabel Thwaite) dazzled a capacity audience at
King’s College Chapel, Taunton with scintillating playing in Carl Orff's Carmina
Anita again appeared on the concert platform with Somerset Chamber Choir on February
19 2012 when she dazzled the audience playing solo piano works by Chopin (Waltz in
C sharp minor Op.64 No.2 and Polonaise No.6 ‘Heroic’), Rautavaara (Sonata No.2 ‘The
Fire Sermon’, 1st mvt), Łukaszewski (Stadium) and Rachmaninov (Prelude No.12 in G
sharp minor) at the choir’s concert, Out of the East.
’A truly memorable evening’ SOMERSET COUNTY GAZETTE
Anita D’Attellis performing Rautavaara’s Piano Sonata No.2 “The Fire Sermon” (1st
mvt) live at our Out of the East concert at King’s College Chapel, Taunton, 19 Feb