Anna Rex

Cello Teacher

Anna started cello at the age of 8. After winning 2nd prize in the National Youth Concerto Competition at the age of 13 (1st prize went to Richard Tognetti, aged 15), she was encouraged to study in Paris, France. At the age of 16, she became one of the youngest to win access to France’s most prestigious musical institution: Le Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. She became Australia’s 1st cellist to graduate there with a 1st prize, unanimously.


On her return to Australia, instead of accepting the offer from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Anna chose to take the Co-Principal Cello position with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Meanwhile, Anna taught at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing arts and performed in chamber music concerts.

In 2005 Anna returned definitively to Australia where she has enjoyed a variety of work, including playing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and film soundtrack recordings for Happy Feet 2, The Lego Movie, Mad Max Fury Road, Jasper Jones, The Water Diviner, The Gods of Egypt, Australia, Lego Ninjago to name just a few.


Anna has taught throughout her playing career in Paris, Hong Kong and Australia, both in schools and privately. Till now, she has been teaching and performing for 30 years. 

0415 069 678

Suite 10, 301 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW,  2000, Australia

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