Ann Carr-Boyd is a composer, pianist, and resident of the Southern Highlands. She takes a keen interest in artistic events in the Southern Highlands and is a Patron of the Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 she sponsored the first Composition Competition in association with the Orchestra - the competition attracted six new orchestral works of high standard, a very exciting outcome. The two winning works will be performed by the orchestra in their concerts on June 30 and July 1st.
In the last two or three years Ann has composed a number of piano duets which are now to be found in five duet books published by Wirripang. Included are several duets which feature people and places associated with the Southern Highlands, which will be played today.
In the last three thee years Debbie and Ann have formed an enjoyable partnership as piano duettists and have given concerts in Bowral - including St Jude’s lunchtime series - and in Wagga, with more engagements ahead in 2018.
Debbie Angus has lived in Mittagong for 10 years and met Ann when asked to be on the committee of the Southern Hihjlands International Piano Competition. She has always been an admirer of Ann's compositions particularly Fandango.
Her A. MUS.A.was achieved when 17 at Sydney Conservatorium. She achieved a Bachelor of Arts at Sydney University, married, produced three daughters then trained as a Music Therapist working with dementia patients in Queensland. Music has been a vital core in her life and she has been co music director of the Tyalgum Music Festival.Y
To play duets with Ann is a pleasure especially as we have a great deal of fun with more to come.