Anneke Schaul-Yoder

"A note can be as small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your IMAGINATION."

-- Monk

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 the Morningside Opera Company, BalletNext, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra,

the Argento Chamber Ensemble, the Queens Consort, and other ensembles,

Anneke performs in both modern and period styles at Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and countless 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, Anneke presents eclectic and piquant programs

of chamber music for cello and piano.

She is a member of the Piano Music & Song Trio, a trumpet/cello/piano trio that arranges and improvises over art songs, and also Skid Rococo, a group with soprano and lute whose repertoire is based on the derelict and touching songs of 18th-century Sweden and France.


Anneke has recorded for the Bridge, System Dialing, Naxos, and 3rd Generation labels, and also records and collaborates with members of Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio, Antibalas, and the Sway Machinery. With the Britten Centenary Quartet, she presented all of Benjamin Britten’s string quartets at Lincoln Center throughout 2013, culminating in a marathon concert of his complete quartet works.


In 2012, she was a featured guest on A Prairie Home Companion, broadcast live from Town Hall in New York, and in 2013 she appeared on Lincoln Center’s “American Songbook” series, televised on PBS’s Live from Lincoln Center. In 2009, she was granted a fellowship for a four-month intensive study of Bach and Britten solo suites at the Banff Centre.


Anneke lives on a homestead in the Catskill Mountains with her partner Alexander, a permaculture-style farmer, and their dog Toshi. Her instruments include a French cello from 1703 by Jacques Boquay and a 19th-century German cello that was converted to

Baroque specifications by Giancarlo Arcieri in 2010.