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Ann's CV

ANN RACHLIN M.B.E.

Ann Rachlin

Ann Rachlin

Ann Rachlin

Name:  ANN RACHLIN

Born : Leeds, UK 

Educated

  • Allerton High School, Leeds
  • Overstone School Northampton
  • College Féminin de Bouffèmont, Paris 

1952 Married Neville Ziff 1964 Divorced

Married:  Ezra Rachlin (1915-1995) American Pianist/ Conductor of

  • The Austin Symphony Orchestra (Texas)
  • The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (Texas)
  • The Houston Summer Symphony Orchestra (Texas)
  • The Queensland Symphony Orchestra (Australia) 

Children: Two daughters, one son, one step-son, five grandchildren and one great-grandson  

Languages:  French, Italian and Spanish 

Studied Piano with Fanny Waterman, Vera Lasker 

MUSIC EDUCATOR

1963-2003

Creator of Fun with Music®™  where for 40 years 250 private pupils aged from 3-12 attended her weekly sessions in St. John’s Wood London. 

CONCERTS

Ann has written and performed her large repertoire of children’s concerts at Music Festivals in the UK including Bath, Leeds, Chester,  Brighton,  Harrogate, Perth, Rye  and Stratford-upon-Avon amongst others.  

Ann has also given countless performances at the May Fair Theatre in London’s West End  

HANDEL’S WATER MUSIC

Ann Rachlin performed  ‘ONCE UPON THE THAMES’, her own story of ‘The Life of Handel and the Water Music’, for an audience of children and adults 74 times on-location on the River Thames.

‘MORE CANDLES, MR. HANDEL’ at the Handel House in Brook Street, London 

OVERSEAS

Fort Worth, Texas

Brisbane and Northern Queensland

Manuel Theatre in Malta “MOZART THE MIRACLE MAESTRO”

Musical Storyteller on a Classical Musical Cruise to West Africa. 

FUNTASIA SERIES of orchestral concerts with LSO at the Barbican

1986 Engaged by The London Symphony Orchestra to perform a series of children’s concerts entitled ‘FUNTASIA’ at Barbican Hall, with the LSO conducted by Ezra Rachlin and sponsored by the Sainsbury Charitable Trust. 

FUND-RAISING

Founded The Beethoven Fund for Deaf Children in 1976.  Lorin Maazel, Sir Georg Solti, Claudio Abbado, Sir Peter Ustinov, Sir Alec Guinness Andre Prévin and Anne-Sophie Mutter were among the great artists who donated their services by performing in aid of The Beethoven Fund at the Royal Festival Hall and Barbican Hall. 

MUSIC THERAPY

In the UK Ann Rachlin instigated the use of specially designed musical instruments that help deaf children learn to speak through musical speech therapy, a method pioneered by Claus Bang (Denmark) and whose workshops Ann funded throughout schools for the deaf in the UK 

HONOUR

1986 Ann was awarded an MBE by the Queen for her services to children and music. 

RECORDINGS

Ann Rachlin has been an EMI recording artist since 1983 and currently has 24 albums in her repertoire on her own Fun with Music®™ label under license from EMI currently selling worldwide as CDs and downloads 

BOOKS

Ann has written 11 books for children. She is the author of the ten FAMOUS CHILDREN books, translated into 17 languages and originally published in the UK by Gollancz and originally published in the UK by Gollanz and in the USA by Barrons 

TELEVISION

1996  Ann Rachlin was the subject of ‘THIS IS YOUR LIFE”  when tributes to her work for children and music were made by SIR GEORG SOLTI, LORD MENUHIN and ARCHBISHOP LORD RUNCIE. 

CHARITABLE POSITIONS 2004 Accepted the positions of Hon. President of The Elizabeth Foundation for Deaf Children incorporating The Beethoven Fund.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Ann Rachlin is much in demand as a speaker. Her lavishly illustrated catalogue boasts over 10 different subjects. Ann fulfils speaking engagements all over the country, both as an after-dinner speaker as well as visiting smaller organisations in country venues where she is frequently re-booked for a return visit. Visit www.annrachlintalks.com for details.

Ann is an accomplished narrator and popular presenter at numerous events in the South East.

HOBBIES Writing. Henry Irving, Ellen Terry and Edy Craig. Highly computer literate, Ann illustrates all her own programmes, DVDs, archiving movies and slides from the past.

CONTACT email:  ann.rachlin@gmail.com 

Websites: http://www.annrachlin.com, http://www.annrachlintalks.com