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 a new cd is expected later this year. in 2014 the group toured in the Netherlands and Indonesia with the dance performance "Silk", a collaboration with the Internationaal Danstheater. With Toby, Anne toured in Europe, Australia, the USA and Canada.
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 music lessons at the age of 6. She studied violin (jazz & improvised music) in the conservatories of Rotterdam and Arnhem, and graduated in 2011. She gained experience in the Dutch theatre scene, touring with theatre groups such as John Buijsman, Kalterflug and Theatergroep DNA. As a violin player, she worked with many artists, such as Kristoffer Gildenlow, Machinefabriek, Bob Zimmerman, Celine Cairo, Baba Zula, Crescent Double Quartet, Kevin Toma and many others.