In November 2011 Anne and her husband visited Nelson for the first time, to meet an old friend – for lunch. By May 2015 they had left their careers overseas, bought a house and moved to Nelson – for good.
Anne was a university lecturer. Her interdisciplinary research and writings on music history and aesthetics, literary theory, Mikhail Bakhtin, Carl Jung, Mozart, Stravinsky and Tippet have been published in peer-reviewed books and journals in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.
She has also thoroughly enjoyed communicating with wider audiences through concert programme notes and public talks on a range of musical topics.
Anne has a PhD in Musicology from the University of Melbourne, where she lectured in Western music history before taking up a position as Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore.
She has lived in London, Berlin, Singapore, Melbourne, Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur. In her first career as an orchestral oboist she performed with artists such as Kiri Te Kanawa, Mstislav Rostropovich, the Bolshoi Ballet, Olivia Newton John, and David Essex.
Anne is currently working on her first novel.