Anne Trout, Director of Just for Basses


A familiar presence as a continuo instrumentalist and in music of the classical period, bassist ANNE TROUT is deeply devoted to an ongoing exploration of performance practice and aesthetics in music before 1830.  She has performed, recorded or toured with most of the prominent period ensembles in North America including Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque, Tafelmusik,  Smithsonian ensembles, American Classical Orchestra.  As a member of the Trinity Baroque Orchestra in New York she performs on the highly regarded weekly Bach Cantata series presented at St. Paul’s Chapel in lower Manhattan adjacent to the World Trade Center site.   She has served as a principal player for many other early ensembles as well including Clarion Society, Opera Lafayette, Boston Bach Ensemble, Handel & Haydn Society, Concert Royal, Boston Baroque, Arcadia Players, Tempesta di Mare, and Emmanuel Music.  Long active primarily in small ensemble and chamber music settings, she plays regularly with REBEL, Aston Magna, and the Green Mountain Project.   

Tours have taken her to many important historic venues including the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt, the Pamphili Palace in Rome, and Royal Albert Hall in London.  In the US she regularly appears at major concert halls such as Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall and Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall in Boston, Library of Congress and Kennedy Center in Washington DC.  She is widely recorded.  Most notable are two Bach recordings made for Musica Omnia under Julian Wachner – the motets with the Trinity Wall Street Choir and the Christmas Oratorio with the Boston Bach Ensemble;  Schubert’s Trout Quintet with the Atlantis Trio, also for Musica Omnia;  Handel’s early oratorio “Triumph of Time and Truth” under the direction of Daniel Stepner for Aston Magna;  numerous CDs (Haydn and Vivaldi) and live broadcast performances with REBEL. 

Continually engaged by a stimulating range of seasoned artists, audacious mavericks and just-emerging interpreters, she has worked with Christopher Hogwood, Scott Metcalfe, Mark Morris, Jonathan Miller, William Christie, Nicola Benedetti, Andrew Parrott, Nicholas McGegan, Jaap ter Linden, Bernard Labadie, Herve Niquet, Jane Glover, Manfred Kraemer, Susie Napper, Catharine Turocy, Peter Sellars, Dominique LaBelle, among many others.  She teaches in a wide variety of settings, serving as conservatory faculty of Longy School of Music at Bard College, adjunct instructor at the Groton School and Boston College, and masterclass presenter for the Clarion Society and other organizations.