Anne-Linde Visser

bass violin | baroque cello | piccolo cello | viola da gamba


Anne-Linde Visser (1992) is an active performer on the bass violin, baroque cello, piccolo cello and the viola da gamba. She earned her master diploma (summa cum laude) in baroque cello from the Royal Conservatory The Hague, studying with Lucia Swarts. During her masters course, Anne-Linde completed an Erasmus exchange at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Jonathan Manson. In this period she developed an interest in the viola da gamba and its rich repertoire. She returned to the Royal Academy of Music in 2018 for concentrated studies on the viola da gamba with Jonathan Manson, completing the Professional Diploma course with distinction. Anne-Linde’s study in London was supported by the Historical Enlightenment Scholarship and the Cultuurfondsbeurs.

Anne-Linde performs with internationally-renowned baroque orchestras and conductors. Highlights from her orchestral activities include playing the gamba arias in the Matthew Passion conducted by Trevor Pinnock and in the Actus Tragicus with Philip Herreweghe for the Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series (UK), and performing regularly with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging. In 2020 she was selected for the Experience Scheme with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (UK). She has also performed with ensembles such as Musica Amphion, Ensemble Cordevento, Prjct Amsterdam, Ensemble Odyssee, Kölner Akademie (DE), Musica Gloria (BE), and Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra (IT).

A dedicated chamber musician and basso continuo player, Anne-Linde’s continuo has been praised as ‘excellent’ (Early Music Reviews) and ‘impressive: unobtrusive yet decisive’ (Opera Today). Together with Matthijs van der Moolen and Elise Dupont she forms the base of the 17th-century music ensemble Castello Consort. With the Castello Consort, she took part in the Eeemerging scheme and performed at a variety of international festivals, including the Utrecht Early Music Festival, Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, Festival d’Ambronay, Beverley Early Music Festival (UK), BRQ Festival (fringe) in Vantaa (FI). Over the last years, the ensemble collaborated with composer Martijn Padding. He composed a collection of pieces for the Castello Consort, including a fantasia for solo viola da gamba. In 2022 she won the second prize at the Early Music Young Ensemble Competition in London with ensemble La Rondinella.

Anne-Linde plays on two 18th-century instruments: an English baroque cello (made possible with the help of ‘Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument’) and a Saxon piccolo-cello.