- Cellist Annabeth Shirley performs regularly with ensembles throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Vancouver Early Music, the Oregon Bach Festival, Baroque Music Montana, and Portland Baroque Orchestra, where she is honored to hold the Ruth K. Pointdexter Chair. Eager to share the calming resonance of the cello in spaces outside of the concert hall, she has recently started a collaboration with Resonance Yoga Collective to provide live cello accompaniment for yoga classes, combining her love of movement and her love of music. Annabeth holds a bachelors and masters degree in Baroque Cello from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, and bachelors degrees in Cello Performance and Biology from the University of Michigan. She plays a cello of anonymous origin from approximately 1830, and she currently resides in Salem, OR, with her husband, bassoonist Nate Helgeson.
Annabeth Shirley also was inspiring in this piece, drawing depth from her basso continuo line and providing a strong foundation for the duet happening above her.