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. 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, 2014 and 2015 the group toured in the Netherlands and Indonesia with the dance performance "Silk", a collaboration with the Internationaal Danstheater.
Anne is also active writing songs. 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 gained experience in the Dutch theater scene, touring with theater groups such as John Buijsman and Theatergroep DNA. As a violin player, she worked with artists such as Kristoffer Gildenlow, Toby, Machinefabriek, Bob Zimmerman, Celine Cairo, Baba Zula, Crescent Double Quartet, Kevin Toma and many others.