Personal Member

Contact Information

great barrington


Early Music Affiliations

Board Member -Other, Professional Performer, Professor, Teacher

Instrument(s) Played

Cello, Viola Da Gamba


Born in the Netherlands, Anne Legêne performs chamber music regularly on cello and viola da gamba with her husband, pianist and harpsichordist Larry Wallach, with harpsichordist Mariken Palmboom, and with her sister, recorder virtuosa Eva Legêne.  She is a member of the viol consorts Arcadia Viols and Long & Away, and served as executive producer of a CD of sacred music of Samuel Capricornus, with Long & Away.

Anne has played with numerous ensembles and soloists in the North East. She conducts the chamber orchestra and teaches cello at Bard College at Simon's Rock, and at her home studio in Great Barrington, MA. She is president of the board of the Viola da Gamba Society of New England. Anne studied modern cello with Jean Decroos, principal cellist of the Concertgebouw orchestra, at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands, where she also received coaching in early music from Lucy van Dael, Bruce Haynes and played in the baroque orchestra under Sigiswald Kuijken. She received a Graduate Performance Diploma in Early Music from the Longy School in Cambridge, MA, where she studied viola da gamba with Jane Hershey and baroque cello with Phoebe Carrai. She received post graduate coaching from Wieland Kuijken and Sarah Cunningham, among others

Current Ensemble(s)

Arcadia Viols

Long & Away, a consort of viols

Ensemble New Netherland


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