Annie McChrystal has had a great love for music from a young age. Her first piano teacher was Marlene Fleet who fired up her passion for the instrument and for music generally, and this interest has continued. Annie is now studying with Julia Freeman at St Catherine's School, Bramley, where she is the Junior Jennifer Bate Organ Scholar. Annie particularly enjoys the collaborative element of chamber music work and accompanying; she is also a competent violinist.
Annie has had regular competitive success at various local festivals and reached the final of the Woking Young Musician of the Year in both 2017 and 2018. She also reached the semi final of the Rotary Young Musician of the Year.
In addition to her love for music, Annie holds a black belt in Taekwondo, and she loves to dance, her favourite style being tap.