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 to study recorder performance in Belgium. 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. In addition, The Newberry Consort presented Wayward Sisters as Emerging Artists during the 2010-2011 concert season.

Anne enjoys teaching as well as playing. In addition to maintaining a private studio, Anne has coached through Indiana University's Pre-College Recorder Program, the Virginia Baroque Performance Institute, Mountain Collegium, Catacoustic Consort's community recorder program, and for numerous American Recorder Society chapters.

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

Upcoming 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


Recent Appearances

November 16, 2014
Session Leader
Shenandoah Recorder Society
Charlottesville, VA

October 19, 2014
Bach!
with Wayward Sisters
Chicago, IL

October 18, 2014
Bach!
with Wayward Sisters
Lake Forest, IL

September 28, 2014
Vive la France!
with Three Notch'd Road
Staunton, VA

September 27, 2014
Vive la France!
with Three Notch'd Road
Williamsburg, VA

September 26, 2014
Vive la France!
with Three Notch'd Road
Charlottesville, VA

September 19-21, 2014
Faculty
Recorder Fest in the West
Denver, CO

September 14, 2014
Session Leader
Tidewater Recorder Society
Williamsburg, VA

July 6- July 12, 2014
Faculty
San Francisco Early Music Society Recorder Workshop
Oakland, CA

June 29- July 5, 2014
Faculty
Mountain Collegium
Cullowhee, NC

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Session Leader
Tidewater Recorder Society
Williamsburg, VA

June 8-13, 2014
Faculty
Virginia Baroque Performance Academy
Harrisonburg, VA

Saturday, May 30, 2014
Cantica Sacra
with Three Notch'd Road
Charlottesville, VA

Friday, May 29, 2014
Cantica Sacra
with Three Notch'd Road
Staunton, VA

Sunday, May 26, 2014
The Naughty List
with Wayward Sisters
Transfigured Nights: Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
Dallas, TX

Friday, May 24, 2014
The Naughty List
with Wayward Sisters
St. Cecelia Music Series
Austin, TX

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Session Leader
Shenandoah Recorder Society
Charlottesville, VA

Sunday, May 11
Session Leader
Tidewater Recorder Society
Williamsburg, VA

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Session Leader
Tidewater Recorder Society
Williamsburg, VA

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Session Leader
Shenandoah Recorder Society
Charlottesville, VA

April 4-6, 2014
2014 Richmond Festival of the Baroque
with the Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia
Richmond, VA

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Cappricio!
with Three Notch'd Road
Staunton, VA

Friday, March 28, 2014
Cappricio!
with Three Notch'd Road
Staunton, VA

Saturday March 22, 2014
Faculty
St. Petersburg Recorder Society Annual Workshop
St. Petersburg, FL

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Faculty Member
Triangle Recorder Society Annual Workshop
Durham, NC

Sunday February 16, 2014
Session Leader
Shenandoah Recorder Society
Charlottesville, VA

Sunday February 9, 2014
Session Leader
Tidewater Recorder Society
Williamsburg, VA

January 24-25, 2014
Faculty Member
Midwinter Workshop
Atlanta Early Music Alliance
Atlanta, GA

January 18-19, 2014
Fire and Frenzy
with Wayward Sisters
Chicago, IL

Thursday January 14, 2014
The Naughty List
with Wayward Sisters
Harper College
Palatine, IL

Sunday January 7, 2014
Consort Bach
with Wayward Sisters
Phoenix, AZ

Sunday December 8, 2013
Session Leader
Tidewater Recorder Society
Williamsburg, VA