Originally from Deiniolen, Annette studied the piano at the Royal Northern College of Music.
After graduating, she joined the staff in the Bangor University Music Department, where she worked as a piano tutor for students studying BA and BMus degrees.
She is not only recognised as a very talented piano soloist but also as an accompanist who has worked with stars from the opera world and some of Wales’ leading singers on stages across the world. She has worked with WNO’s MAX Team, taking part in a number of productions, including `Wild Cats’, ‘Red Kite`, `Gair ar Gnawd` and the `Merman King` film. She has been the accompanist for the famous Ysgol Glanaethwy choirs since 1993.
Annette was the MD of Côr Meibion y Traeth from 2002-11, and has worked with a wide range of male voice choirs, performing across the country.
She has performed at the Urdd Eisteddfod and the National Eisteddfod a number of times, and is an official accompanist at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival four times.
She was one of the founders of Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias in Caernarfon, and is linked to over 80 recordings with Sain Records. Annette produced Bryn Terfel and Rhys Meirion’s popular CD, Benedictus, which was nominated for a prize in the 2006 Classical Brit Awards.
Annette was awarded the Grace Williams Medal for composition at the Urdd in 1982, and won the Instrumental Blue Ribband at the Rhyl National Eisteddfod in 1985. Annette and Dylan Cernyw (harpist) formed the popular diet ‘Piantel’ in 2005, and they have released four CDs. Recordings of Annette’s solo performances, include ‘Annette’, ‘Un Mondo Aparte’ and ‘Myfyrdod’. Her autobiography, ‘Bywyd ar ddu a gwyn’ (Gwasg y Lolfa) was published in 2010.
She is one of the MDs for this evening's concert.