Anne Timberlake

Recorder player and teacher

Anne Timberlake has appeared across the United States performing repertoire from Bach to twenty-first-century premieres to Celtic tunes. She holds degrees in recorder performance from Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied with Alison Melville, and Indiana University, where she studied with Eva Legene and won the 2007 Early Music Institute Concerto Competition. Critics have praised her "fine technique and stylishness," "unexpectedly rich lyricism" (Letter V), and "dazzling playing" (Chicago Classical Review).

Anne has received awards from the American Recorder Society and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, and was awarded a Fulbright Grant. With Musik Ekklesia, Anne has recorded for the Sono Luminus label.

Anne is a founding member of the ensemble Wayward Sisters, specializing in music of the early baroque. In 2011, Wayward Sisters won Early Music America's Naxos Recording Competition. Wayward Sisters released their debut CD on the Naxos label in 2014.

Anne enjoys teaching as well as playing. In addition to maintaining private and online teaching studios, Anne has coached through Indiana University's Pre-College Recorder Program, the San Francisco Early Music Society, the Amherst Early Music Festival, Virginia Baroque Performance Institute, Mountain Collegium, and for numerous ARS chapters. Anne currently resides in St. Louis, MO.

Press and Reviews

preternaturally persuasive

"Then there was Timberlake's preternaturally persuasive recorder playing, sweet most of the time, stinging the rest of the time, and sensitive all of the time." James Leonard, The Ann Arbor Observer

floods of clarion tones

"Timberlake . . . produced floods of clarion tones on several recorders but was particularly prominent in two items by Tarquino Merula, a Sonata Prima and Ciaconna, that made her instrument the equivalent of a coloratura soprano, and an awfully good one at that." Peter Jacobi, Herald Times

dazzling

"Timberlake was a rich-toned presence throughout with some dazzling playing in Tarquinio Merula's Sonata Prima and Ciaconna." Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review

fine technique and stylishness

"Anne Timberlake, playing alto recorder in the Sonata in D minor, demonstrated fine technique and stylishness in fast sections... and brought unexpectedly rich lyricism to the slow movements." Clark Bustard , Letter V: The Virginia Classical Music Blog

Recent & Upcoming Appearances

October 24, 2015
Fire and Frenzy
with Wayward Sisters
Granville, OH

October 25, 2015
Fire and Frenzy
with Wayward Sisters
Columbus, OH

November 1, 2015
Fire and Frenzy
with Wayward Sisters
Tuscon, AZ


Past Appearances

December 7, 2014
Session Leader
Tidewater Recorder Society
Williamsburg, VA

December 21, 2014
Session Leader
Shenandoah Recorder Society
Charlottesville, VA

January 2, 2015
If Music Be The Food of Love
with Three Notch'd Road
Staunton, VA

January 3, 2015
If Music Be The Food of Love
with Three Notch'd Road
Charlottesville, VA

January 10-12, 2015
Winter Baroque
with the Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia
Richmond, VA

January 18, 2015
Session Leader
Shenandoah Recorder Society
Charlottesville, VA

January 23-24, 2015
Faculty Member
Midwinter Workshop
Atlanta Early Music Alliance
Atlanta, GA

February 8, 2015
Session Leader
Tidewater Recorder Society
Williamsburg, VA

February 15, 2015
Session Leader
Shenandoah Recorder Society
Charlottesville, VA

March 1, 2015
Session Leader
Tidewater Recorder Society
Williamsburg, VA

March 19, 2015
Music Before 1800
The Naughty List
with Wayward Sisters
New York, NY

March 20, 2015
The Academy of Early Music
Fire and Frenzy
with Wayward Sisters
Ann Arbor, MI

March 21, 2015
The Academy of Early Music
Fire and Frenzy
with Wayward Sisters
Bloomfield Hills, MI

March 28, 2015
Faculty Member
Triangle Recorder Society Annual Workshop
Durham, NC

April 10, 2015
Flow My Tears
with Three Notch'd Road
Charlottesville, VA

April 11, 2015
Flow My Tears
with Three Notch'd Road
Staunton, VA

April 12, 2015
Flow My Tears
with Three Notch'd Road
Charlottesville, VA

April 18, 2015
Workshop Leader
Ann Arbor Recorder Society
Ann Arbor, MI

April 26, 2015
Session Leader
Tidewater Recorder Society
Williamsburg, VA

May 10, 2015
Session Leader
Tidewater Recorder Society
Williamsburg, VA

May 15-17, 2015 Faculty
Rocky XI: Denver Recorder Society
Denver, CO

May 29, 2015
Brandenburg Virtuosi
with Three Notch'd Road
Staunton, VA

May 30, 2015
Brandenburg Virtuosi
with Three Notch'd Road
Greenwood, VA

June 14-20, 2015
Faculty
Virginia Baroque Performance Academy
Harrisonburg, VA

June 28-July 4, 2015
Faculty
Mountain Collegium
Cullowhee, NC

July 12-19, 2015
Faculty
Amherst Early Music Festival
New London, CT

August 14-16, 2015
Featured Clinician
Prescott Recorder Workshop
Prescott, AZ