Anne Rowe – Bassoon

Where were you born?

If you weren’t born on the Gold Coast, when did you move here?

Who was your most influential person in terms of your music career?
With regards to my bassoon playing it would be Peter Musson.

Do you play any other instruments?

What is your occupation?
School Teacher

What other ensembles have you played in or been a part of?
The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Perth.

What are some of your other interests outside of the orchestra?
I enjoy running, walking and outdoor activities.

What is your favourite part about playing in the GCPO?
The orchestra is full of friendly, cheerful people, which makes the rehearsals enjoyable.

How long have you been playing in the GCPO?
GCPO? I first played in about 1990 – back when Mark played oboe. I have had several breaks- moved state in 2006 etc, but have been playing regularly since 2007.

What is your favourite style of music?
I enjoy playing Classical and Romantic music with the orchestra.

What has been you favourite work performed with the orchestra?
I have many favourites, but most recently it would be Finlandia by Sibelius.