Anne Trout, Director of Just for Basses


Long active as a bassist throughout New England and the Northeast, ANNE TROUT has been a prominent presence in the early music community in North America for over 20 years.  She has served as principal or solo bass for Green Mountain Project, Vivaldi Project, REBEL, Trinity Wall Street, Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Concert Royal, Opera Lafayette, Clarion Society, Boston Bach Ensemble, Cambridge Bach Ensemble and Tempesta di Mare, among many others.  Privileged to work with important leaders of historically informed performance in both baroque and classical repertoire, she has performed with Christopher Hogwood, Scott Metcalfe, Richard Egarr, Nicholas McGegan, John Scott, Andrew McGill, Laurence Cummings, Andrew Parrott, Roger Norrington, Herve Niquet, Bernard Labadie, Jaap Schroeder, John Hsu, Daniel Stepner, Dana Maiben, William Christie, Ton Koopman, Matthias Maute, Jane Glover and many others.  She was engaged by Boston Early Music Festival, Tafelmusik and Smithsonian ensembles early on in their evolutions, and has been a member of the Aston Magna Festival for many years.  Often playing at important venues with exceptional acoustics, she has appeared at Regensburg Festival, Pamphili Palace in Rome, Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt, London Proms at Royal Albert Hall, Library of Congress, Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall in Boston, Morgan Library, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, Alice Tully Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Kennedy Center, St Paul's Chapel in lower Manhattan.  She can be heard on over 30 recordings on prominent labels such as Musica Omnia, Sony Classical, London L'Oiseau Lyre, Centaur, Erato, Telarc, Haenssler Classics, Naxos, Bridge. 

Anne currently serves on the faculties of Longy School of Music of Bard College and Boston College.  She teaches at the summer International Baroque Institute and is demand as a teacher, coach and masterclass presenter for bassists in historically informed performance.  In collaboration with EMMI directors Liz Field and Stephanie Vial she has developed and presented seminars for aspiring early music bassists.  
Anne acquired the "Delmar" Maggini bass (1610) in 2011.  Upon completion of its restoration to a 5-string instrument, she will be actively performing a new variety of repertoire dated 1550-1830 with accomplished collaborators, and commissioning new works.