“Preturnaturally persuasive”

-Ann Arbor Observer


Anne Timberlake has appeared across the United States performing repertoire from Bach to twenty-first-century premieres. 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 teaching private, group and online recorder lessons, 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 Academy, Mountain Collegium, Mideast, Pinewoods Early Music Week, and for numerous American Recorder Society chapters. Anne currently resides in St. Louis, MO. 



"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


"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

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