Anneke Schaul-Yoder studied with Julia Lichten and Marcy Rosen at Yale University, the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, and the Mannes College of Music. As solo cellist with a variety of chamber ensembles, Anneke performs in both period and modern styles at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the 92nd Street Y, and other venues in New York and beyond.
Anneke is Artistic Director and solo continuo cellist for SIREN Baroque, the internationally acclaimed all-female early music ensemble. With pianist Derin Öge and flutist Alice Jones, Anneke presents eclectic programs of chamber music for cello and piano. She is a member of the Piano Music & Song Trio, a trumpet/cello/piano trio that reorchestrates and improvises over art songs; Skid Rococo, a group with soprano and lute that performs the derelict and touching songs of 18th-century Sweden and France; and also the Queens Consort, the borough of Queens’s first early music ensemble. She performs as solo continuo cellist with the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Morningside Opera Company, BalletNext, and other ensembles. Her performances of the Bach Solo Suites have been featured at the Bronxville Bach Festival and the Music on Market Series.
Anneke has recordings on the System Dialing, Island, Naxos, Bridge, and 3rd Generation labels; she has recorded with the Lumineers, the Sway Machinery, and members of Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio, and Antibalas, as well as singer/songwriters such as Jade Bird and Donna Lewis. With the Britten Centenary Quartet, Anneke presented all of Benjamin Britten’s string quartets at Lincoln Center throughout 2013, culminating in a marathon concert of his complete quartet works. She has been a featured guest on A Prairie Home Companion, broadcast live from Town Hall in New York, and has appeared on Lincoln Center’s “American Songbook” series, televised on PBS’s Live from Lincoln Center. In 2009, Anneke was granted a fellowship for a four-month intensive study of Bach and Britten solo suites at the Banff Centre.
Anneke lives on a farmstead in the Catskill Mountains with her partner Alexander and their two children. She plays on a French cello from 1713 by Jacques Boquay.