Anne Peterson, Bass

Anne Peterson, Bass

Anne Peterson grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and was very fortunate to study withRoger Scott, Michael Shahan, and Neil Courtney, all of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  She studied double bass and piano, at Eastman School of Music, the New School of Music, and attended the University of Pennsylvania in art history before winning her first orchestra position with the Louisville Symphony Orchestra.

After brief periods in Kentucky and New York, she returned to Philadelphia as a member of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philly Pops, and Opera Philadelphia, and performs as well with the Academy of the Vocal Arts, and Delaware Symphony.  In addition to playing with these and other orchestras, she is principal bass and contractor of the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra.

A very treasured part of her musical life is playing assistant principal bass with the Santa Fe Opera every summer. She has extensive experience playing and recording with a number of baroque ensembles, including Tempesta di Mare, The Bach Collegium, and Brandywine Baroque, as well as performing contemporary music with Network for New Music and Orchestra 2001.

She is an adjunct faculty member at Temple University, and teaches at Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges. Anne and her husband, Gary Sippel, a chef, have three daughters, and a cat. While family, music, and fantastic food are the great passions in her life, she also enjoys hiking, mushrooming, working in clay, reading voraciously, and doing word puzzles!