Anne Hildyard is an outstanding instrumentalist and vocalist.  She has mastered the traditional style and techniques of the Northern Greek regions of Macedonia and Thrace on the Balkan bagpipe, the gaida, and also the Kurdish and Turkish shawm, the zurna.  She lived and travelled in the countries of this region over an extended period, learning directly from village musicians.  She has also embraced the modern gypsy style of saxophone from Macedonia, recording two CDs with Xenos in Zürich and two CDs in Melbourne.  She began her musical career as a singer, and has retained her enthusiasm for the voice, establishing acapella groups and giving workshops in Balkan singing styles.  She is in constant demand from regional clubs and dance groups in Melbourne.  Anne was a member of the Bulgarian Trio in Flamma Flamma for the opening of the 1998 Adelaide Festival of the Arts.