Cellist Anne Bennett is a native of California where she won concerto competitions and soloed with both the Sacramento Symphony and the Camellia Symphony orchestras. She came to the east coast to earn her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Cello Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. She studied with Laurence Lesser, Yeesun Kim, and David Wells, and studied chamber music with Eugene Lehner, Eric Rosenblith, and members of the Borromeo String Quartet. Today, Anne is an active freelance musician and teacher in the New England area.
Ms. Bennett performs chamber music in the Boston area in such venues as the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Longy's Pickman Hall as well as many others. Performances with larger ensembles include Vermont Symphony, New Hampshire Symphony, and Nashua Symphony. Anne has also performed with the Harvey Diamond Quintet, featured at the Acton Jazz Café and on WGBH, as well as the Thomas Rohde Brazilian Ensemble with performances at Ryles and the Brazilian Cultural Center.
Anne has a great love of teaching and is currently on faculty at the Winchester Community Music School (WCMS) where she teaches cello and chamber music. Anne is the founder of the chamber music program and Summer Chamber Music Festival at WCMS. She no longer directs the program, but remains an active coach and associate director of the Summer Chamber Music Festival. Anne also has a private studio in Reading, Massachusetts. Ms. Bennett's students have been selected for prestigious ensembles including Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, NEC Youth Orchestras, MMEA Junior and Senior Festival Orchestras, Massachusetts All-State Orchestra, Boston Philharmonic Youth Symphony, Eastern Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival. Ms. Bennett's past teaching experience include Tufts University, Powers Music School, Community Music Center of Boston, and Norwood and Milton public schools.