Anne Bakker (1989) started violin lessons at the age of 8. After learning the basic techniques, she specialized in jazz and improvisation. In high school she participated the prepatory class of the Conservatory in Arnhem. At age 16 she went to the school of Didier Lockwood in Melun (FR) for lessons. After high school she went to study jazz at the conservatories of Rotterdam and Arnhem. She had lessons with Eric Vloeimans, Simon Rigter, Ed Verhoeff, Michael Gustorff and Micha Molthoff. In 2011 she finished her Bachelor studies.
Anne is and has been playing with a lot of ensembles and projects, she worked together with a.o Baba Zula (TR), Bob Zimmerman, John Buijsman and Theatergroep DNA. In january 2012 she will be touring in South America with Blaze Bayley and Thomas Zwijsen. At the moment Anne is an active member of the Göksel Yilmaz Ensemble, Celine Cairo and the Crescent Double quartet. She is also working on a solo project in which she is singing and playing viola at the same time.
Anne plays on a violin made in 1997 by Jan van der Elst and with an E. Sartory model bow. These are given here on loan by the Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds.