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Anna Washburn, Violin

Violinist Anna Washburn grew up fiddling in the beautiful state of Maine and now calls the San Francisco Bay Area home. She performs and records on period violin and viola with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Bach Collegium San Diego, Musica Angelica, Agave Baroque, Live Oak Baroque Orchestra, and Marin Baroque, and is a founding member of the Sylvestris String Quartet. Anna can be heard on two recently released albums, The Good Song: Gabriel Fauré in the 1890s, featuring Sylvestris Quartet, Baritone Harry Baechtel and Pianist Michael Seregow, and Peace in Our Time featuring Agave Baroque, and countertenor Reginald Mobley. This summer she appeared at Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Caramoor Festival and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.

In addition to her devotion to period performance, Anna also appears on stage with a variety of ensembles, from recording and performing with pop-orchestra Magik*Magik Orchestra with artists like Sting, Chicago, John Vanderslice, Third Eye Blind, Hauschka and Gregory Porter… to hip hop/opera group Ensemble Mik Nawooj… to the Commonwealth Club’s series “Music Matters,” in a multi-part lecture series on Mozart…to regular performances with Symphony Silicon Valley, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, and Santa Rosa Symphony.

Anna has studied with Bettina Mussumeli, Elizabeth Blumenstock, and Peter Zazofky, and has degrees in violin from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Boston University.