Our audiences may have noticed that our youth chorale has a pretty good accompanist on the piano. Dr. Anna Billias is a concert pianist. She trained in Ukraine at the Prokofiev State Academy of Music in Donesk and graduated with advanced degrees in both performance and piano instruction. She performs up and down the Shenandoah Valley and in the Lynchburg area, and has given concerts in London, Paris, Crimea, Russia and Ukraine. She is assistant professor and director of piano studies and collaborative performance and an instructor of Russian language at Sweet Briar College, and is a part-time accompanist and adjunct instructor at Washington and Lee University. She maintains a growing private piano studio and serves as the accompanist for the Rockbridge Youth Chorale. We are indeed fortunate and grateful to have the benefit of her time and talents right here in Lexington!