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Anne Pinkerton, oboe
Anne Pinkerton, oboe
Anne Pinkerton, new music

A versatile performer in solo, chamber, and orchestral music, Anne Pinkerton is an oboist originally from the Chicago area.


Especially interested in new music, she performs regularly with One Found Sound (San Francisco), and spent this past summer as a fellow at the Bang On A Can Festival. With a background in dance, she enjoys curating and performing interdisciplinary works and collaborating with other artists. She has worked with Root River Photography, Ballet Oberlin, Rice Dance Theatre, and other visual artists and dancers. 


 Anne is a founding member and oboist in Reeds and Keys, an oboe and organ duo where she performs with her partner, organist Matthew Dion. The duo performs nationwide the unique and beautiful repertoire written for oboe/English horn and organ.

Anne is also passionate about community impact. In Los Angeles, she was involved in organizations including Urban Voices Project and Street Symphony, both of which foster community and use music to connect with and uplift those affected by homelessness. Recently she received the Richter Fund grant at Rice for community outreach projects. As a DACAMERA Young Artist, she performs regular free chamber music concerts around Houston and leads Music Encounters, classroom lessons integrating music at elementary schools.


As a private oboe teacher, Anne maintains a teaching studio among several schools ranging from beginner to high school level in the greater Houston area.

As an orchestral oboist, Anne has played with the Houston Ballet Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Sacramento Philharmonic, and festival orchestras at Music Academy of the West and Sarasota Music Festival, among others.

Anne currently attends Rice University, where she studies with Robert Atherholt, former principal oboe of the Houston Symphony. She graduated with her Master of Music in Oboe Performance from Colburn Conservatory, where she studied with Eugene Izotov, principal oboist of the San Francisco Symphony. She received her B.M. degree in Oboe Performance and a Minor in Music History at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Robert Walters, solo English horn in the Cleveland Orchestra.


In her spare time, she loves to read, dance, run, cook vegan food, talk about faith, and is an avid fan of hedgehogs.

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