Anne Bakker is a professional viola/violin player , composer and singer-songwriter who is active in a wide range of musical genres. In 2018 she released her first EP titled ‘Vox/Viola’, in which she combines her voice with the deeper sound of the viola, creating a well crafted musical combination. She performs her songs on her own, accompanying herself on either viola or violin, often also using effects, a rhythmical stompbox and a loop station.
In addition to her solo work Anne works with several bands and ensembles. In 2019/2020 Anne joined Danish singer/pianist Agnes Obel on her Myopia tour. Previously, Anne toured Brazil, Europe, Israel and Dubai as a acoustic trio with former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley & Thomas Zwijsen. Also she used to be main vocalist for the Dutch electronic band Quibus, and toured in Europe and Australia with Australian artist Toby. With the Göksel Yilmaz Ensemble, Anne plays Turkish oriented music. They released two albums and toured in Europe, Turkey and Indonesia in collaboration with the Internationaal Danstheater. Also, Anne often collaborates with renowned electronic/noise artist Machinefabriek.
As a composer/producer, Anne has been writing for several films and theatre productions. Among them are ‘Nooit meer over praten’ (documentary) and theatre production ‘Van Mij’ (Theatergroep Gnaffel). She has accompanied poets live on stage with loops and effects, i.a. for Poetry International.