Anne McAneney was born and grew up in Belfast. She studied at Goldsmiths College, London, and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she was awarded the Principal's Prize. She received a BMus from Goldsmiths College and a Masters Degree from Reading University. Anne made a living as a freelance musician in London before being appointed Principal Trumpet of the Royal Ballet Orchestra, making her the first woman to hold a principal trumpet chair in the UK. Anne was a member of London Brass for 23 years. She joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra as Sub-Principal Trumpet in 2000 and is a Professor of Trumpet at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
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