Anna Steinhoff, viola da gamba

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Anna Steinhoff

Performs in A Bach Séance, November 4

Anna Steinhoff  has been described by critics as “soulful,” and the “rhythmic heart of the ensemble.”   Based in Chicago, she is an active performer with ensembles across the Midwest.  In addition to the modern cello, Anna specializes in early instruments such as the baroque cello and viola da gamba.  She is the principal cellist of Chicago’s period instrument orchestra, Baroque Band, and has performed with ensembles such as the Haymarket Opera Company, Newberry Consort, Second City Musick, Callipygian Players, Music of the Baroque, Chicago Opera Theater, and the Madison Bach Musicians.  She is also a founding member of Wayward Sisters, who won the 2011 EMA Naxos competition and recorded their debut album of music by Matthew Locke in 2012.  Anna completed degrees in cello performance from the Oberlin Conservatory and Northwestern University where her principal teachers were Peter Rejito and Hans Jensen.