Based out of Chicago, Anna Steinhoff specializes in period instruments such as the baroque cello and viola da gamba. She is a member of Second City Musick and the Haymarket Opera Company, and was the principal cellist of Chicago’s baroque orchestra, Baroque Band, until the end of its run in 2016. Anna is also a founding member of Wayward Sisters, which won first prize in the 2011 Early Music America competition. She performs around the midwest with early music ensembles such as the Madison Bach Musicians and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and during the summers, Anna has the pleasure of being a part of the Staunton Music Festival and the Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra. In addition to classical music, Anna has performed or recorded with an array of rock bands such as Saturday Looks Good To Me, Mysteries of Life, Frisbie, and children’s artist Justin Roberts. Anna completed degrees in cello performance from the Oberlin Conservatory and Northwestern University where her principal teachers were Peter Rejto and Hans Jensen respectively, and has studied baroque cello with Jaap ter Linden.