Anne Timberlake has appeared across the United States performing repertoire from Bach to 21st-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).
Timberlake 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, she has recorded for the Sono Luminus label.
Timberlake 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.
Timberlake enjoys teaching as well as playing. In addition to maintaining private and online studios, she has coached through Indiana University’s Pre-College Recorder Program, the Amherst Early Music Festival, the San Francisco Early Music Society, the Virginia Baroque Performance Institute, Mountain Collegium, and for numerous American Recorder Society chapters. Teaching is a passion for Timberlake, whose students have ranged in age from 6 to 83 and in level from beginning to pre-professional. Find her at www.annetimberlake.com.