Ana-Thea Panainte

Musical Director

Student Information


Pronouns: She/Her

Nationality: Romanian

Visa Status: Permission to work in the UK



Instruments: Piano, Voice, Organ, Harpsichord, Ukulele 

Arranging: Highly Proficient

Technology: Sibelius, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, MainStageQLab, Finale 

Other skills: Conducting, Orchestration, High-Level Sight-Reading, Composition, Lyric Translation, Solo Classical Piano, Chamber Music and Orchestral Playing, Classical and Free Improvisation, Studio and Location Recording, Sound Editing, Mixing and Mastering, Foley Artist, First Aid Qualification 

Languages: English (Bilingual Proficiency), Romanian (Native), German (Intermediate), French (Basic) 


Previous qualifications:

BMus with Honours (Piano Performance), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 2019, full ABRSM scholarship 

 Diploma ABRSM (Teaching), 2018 

 Baccalaureate Diploma and Diploma of Proficiency in Music (Piano), National College of Arts “Octav Bancila”, 2015 



Work Experience:

Musical Director, Company, RCS (Joe Douglas) 

Musical Director/Arranger, Candid Cabaret, RCS (self-directed) 

Associate Musical Director, City of Angels, RCS (Stephen Whitson)

Musical Director, Christmas at the Conservatoire, RCS (Gordon Adams) 

Musical Director, Bare – A Pop Opera, Glasgow Live Productions/Websters Theatre (Claire Ramsay) 

Musical Director, The Sound of Music, A-Team Productions/Church Hill Theatre (Jackie Robinson) 

Actor-Muso/AMD, Side Show, RCS/West Brewery (Emily Reutlinger)

Musical Director, In The Heights, A-Team Productions/Biscuit Factory (Sean Quinn) 

Musical Director, Oliver!, A-Team Productions/Edinburgh Tabernacle Theatre (Sally Cairns) 

Other experience:

Musical Supervisor, A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade, Human Rongs/Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Composer, Henry V, Cottiers Theatre

Keys, Movin’ Melvin Brown, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Festival Fringe) 

Piano, Piano Duo Tour: London, Glasgow, Venice, Sacile, RCS/Purcell School


GB Pavel, 2020

Contact Information


Christmas at The Conservatoire

Side Show

In rehearsal


A Pit Player's Inner Monologue (MD: Ana-Thea Panainte, performed by Sarah Wilde-Jones)

This Is Not Over Yet (from Parade) (MD: Ana-Thea Panainte, performed by Richie Spencer)

You’re Nothing Without Me (from City of Angels) (MD: Ana-Thea Panainte, performed by Rory McNeilage and Stephen Quinn)

It Took Me A While (from John and Jen) (MD: Ana-Thea Panainte, performed by Rory McNeilage)

At the Fountain (from Sweet Smell of Success) (MD: Ana-Thea Panainte, performed by George Gehm)

Madhatter (from Wonderland) (MD: Ana-Thea Panainte, performed by Gayathri Devi)

For Forever (from Dear Evan Hanson) (MD: Ana-Thea Panainte, performed by Joshua Tinline-Bartholomew)

Just One Step (from Songs For a New World) (MD: Ana-Thea Panainte, performed by Mae Ba)

Oh Henry (by Kooman and Dimond) (MD: Ana-Thea Panainte, performed by Aniqa Charania)

Requiem (from Dear Evan Hansen) (MD: Ana-Thea Panainte, performed by Mari Macdonald)