Anna Hess

Anna Hess is the director of North Limestone MusicWorks, the newest, youngest ensemble of the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, and the first El Sistema-inspired program in Kentucky. Anna holds degrees from the University of Kentucky in violin performance and music education and is an active performer and teacher in Lexington, Kentucky.

Growing up in a musical household, Anna was fortunate to begin her study of the violin at an early age, and her focus in recent years has been to share her passion for music with the youth of the region, first as an orchestra teacher in the public school system and most recently through CKYO as the Director of Community Programming and the associate conductor of the Preparatory String Orchestra. In addition to her work with CKYO, Anna maintains a private violin studio, performs with the Volare String Quartet and is a teacher with the Central Music Academy.