Anne Bakker (1989) is a violin player who is active in a wide range of musical genres. Recently she has been touring Brazil, Europe and Dubai, as a member of the acoustic trio of former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley. Next winter the trio will head for South America again. Anne is also a member of the Goskel Yilmaz Ensemble, with whom she plays Turkish oriented music. They released their debut cd "Gezgin" in 2011 and worked together with artists such as Jan Akkerman and Eric Vloeimans. In 2013 and 2014 the group toured in the Netherlands and Indonesia with the dance performance "Silk", a collaboration with the Internationaal Danstheater.
Anne is also active as a singer-songwriter. She performs her songs either with her duo Eira, or on her own, accompanying herself on viola or guitar.
Anne started violin lessons at the age of 8. She studied violin (jazz & improvised music) in the conservatories of Rotterdam and Arnhem, and graduated in 2011. She has been working with a.o John Buijsman, Theatergroep DNA, Kristoffer Gildenlow, Machinefabriek, Bob Zimmerman, Celine Cairo and Baba Zula (TR).
Anne plays on a violin made in 1997 by Jan van der Elst, and a viola made in 1956 by Amedee Dominique Dieudonne. These are given her on loan by the Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds.