Anne Stephenson studied violin at the Guildhall School Of Music And Drama as a pupil of Suzanna Rosza. She enjoys a rich and varied career which has taken her all over the world playing classical to pop, jazz to Gypsy, Irish and ethnic music. She has also performed as an actress/violinist in productions at the ICA and National theatre.

Anne leads the Brilliant Strings Quartet, giving concerts and workshops and is a is also a singer/songwriter and storyteller. She wrote and produced a Christmas CD Dance With Me Christmas Tree released in aid of Tourettes Syndrome in 1998 and recently composed with Gini Ball the music for the short film Now You Exist, Now You Don't directed by Ekhi Rahmani.

Anne teaches a number of private pupils and is a member of ESTA - the European String Teachers Association.

Highlights of her career include touring the world with the Communards, being part of The Venomettes and Marc & The Mambas and playing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for their summer season concerts. Anne is currently delighted to be working and arranging with Marc Almond - her favourite star of all time!