Legêne, Anne

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Instruments Played
Cello, Viola da Gamba

Current Performance Ensembles
Long and Away

Personal Summary / Bio

Born into a family of musicians, Anne Legêne studied cello with Jean Decroos, principal of the Concertgebouw orchestra, at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands, where she also received coaching with Sigiswald Kuijken, Bruce Haynes, Lucy van Dael, and others. More recently Anne received her Graduate Performance Diploma in Early Music  from the Longy School in Cambridge, MA, where she studied viola da gamba with Jane Hershey and baroque cello with Phoebe Carrai. She performs chamber music regularly with her husband, pianist and harpsichordist Larry Wallach, and with harpsichordist Mariken Palmboom. Anne conducts the chamber orchestra and teaches cello at Bard College at Simon's Rock and maintains a busy teaching practice at her home studio in Great Barrington, MA. She also teaches at the Early Music Week at World Fellowship Center near Conway, NH. Anne is a member of the viol consort Long and Away, and has played  with baroque orchestra Foundling, Les Inégales, Crescendo, the Berkshire Bach Society, the Harvard Choir and Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra. She has performed chamber music concerts with vocalists Pamela Dellal and Betty Wilson-Long; recorder players Bernard Krainis, Michael Lynn, Han Tol, Stephen Hammer, Tricia van Oers, and her sister Eva Legêne; baroque violinists Peter Kupfer, Dana Maiben, Vita Wallace, Lisa Rautenberg, Lisa Brooke, Laura Gulley and Karen Burciaga; violinists Ronald Gorevic and Nancy Bracken; baroque flutists Ardal Powell and Rodrigo Tarrazza; baroque cellists/viola da gamba players Lucy Bardo, Colleen McGary-Smith, gambist Jane Hershey; and harpsichordist/organist Christine Gevert, among many others. Anne is a board member of the Viola da Gamba Society, New England chapter, and in 2011 was instrumental in organizing the Kuijken Residency, a workshop for emerging viol players with Wieland Kuijken, which was sponsored by the VdGS-NE and the VdGSA.



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