Biography

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Anne Pinkerton is pursuing her Master of Music in Oboe Performance at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles, California. She studies with Mingjia Liu, principal oboist in the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, and Eugene Izotov, principal oboist of the San Francisco Symphony.

Anne received her B.M. degree in Oboe Performance and a Minor in Music History at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio, where she studied with Robert Walters, solo English horn in the Cleveland Orchestra. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Anne was principal oboe of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Anne’s musical interests include performing chamber music and new music. She has served as oboist in the Ceres Trio, which participated as the Young Ensemble in Residence for the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings. She is a founding member and oboist in Reeds and Keys, an oboe and organ duo where she performs with her partner and organist, Matthew Dion.

 

Over the past few summers, Anne has attended numerous festivals including Music Academy of the West, Sarasota Music Festival, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Summer Institute, National Arts Canada Orchestra Artist Training, and Decoda Chamber Music Festival.  She also took first prize in the Burton Concerto Competition at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in 2018.

 

At Oberlin, Anne was a member of the Conservatory orchestras, where she traveled to Carnegie Hall on the Oberlin Orchestra tour. She also co-founded Oberlin Students for Gender Inclusivity in Music (OSGIM), serving as treasurer, and is passionate about celebrating underrepresented gender identities in performing arts.

 

As a library and research nerd, she's in the process of compiling catalogs of repertoire for oboe and English horn. In her spare time, Anne loves to read, dance, run, cook vegan food, talk about faith, and is an avid fan of hedgehogs.