A short biography of my career.
Annette Ellis was born and educated in England and has been involved in music education for over 30 years. Having initially been taught and performed piano under the guidance of Dame Fanny Waterman in Leeds, she subsequently received her undergraduate piano and musical education degrees and diplomas at the Royal Northern College of Music, University of Manchester and the Royal Academy of Music.
After initially teaching piano and music at Lady Manners School, Annette moved to Toronto, Canada, where she continued her studies with Margaret Parsons-Poole at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (RCM) . For over 20 years Annette was a member of the piano faculty and examining board of the RCM. During this period she also produced a number of CD's with Sony Music and ran her own music management company.
Since returning to live in the UK, she has taught and adjudicated piano and has been involved in a number of music/education charitable initiatives, including the Princes Trust (Children and the Arts). She believes in the importance of the arts and paticularly music, as a basis for developing human potential.
She was involved in introducing the innovative RCM "Learning through the Arts" programme to the UK.
Annette has been a Lead Patron and supporter of Leeds Piano Competition since its inception. She is also an active supporter and Patron of the Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Opera North, ENB, Wigmore Hall and Rydale Music Festival .