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Ann Rachlin

Ann Rachlin

Ann Rachlin

Ann's CV

ANN RACHLIN M.B.E.

Name:  ANN RACHLIN

Born : Leeds, UK 

Date of Birth:  23, July, 1933 

Educated

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

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 and six grandchildren  

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 now published 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.

Ann is a Trustee of  various Charitable Trusts in the UK

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Ann Rachlin is much in demand as a speaker when she presents

BELLS ON HER TOES’ – her audio-visual presentation of her life in music. 

'EDY WAS A LADY' - The fascinating story of Ellen Terry seen through the eyes of her daughter Edith Craig containing hitherto amazing details never included in any biography to date.

HOBBIES Writing. Ellen Terry and Edy Craig  Highly computer skilled, Ann makes her own DVD programmes, archiving movies and slides from the past.

Ann currently resides near Rye in East Sussex, from where she continues to be involved with music educational, music therapy and writing projects. 

CONTACT email:  annrachlin@funwithmusic.com 

Tel: 44 +1424 814881 Mobile: 44+7802 714018

Address: PO Box 22 Icklesham TN36 4WB UK

Website: http://www.annrachlin.com