Concert II, 2021-2022 Season
Anne McKee is a dedicated Maine violinist. She grew up in Hallowell and currently studies violin with Lydia Forbes and Eva Gruesser. Anne graduated from Bowdoin College in 2020 where she was four-year concertmaster of the Bowdoin Orchestra, first violinist of an advanced quartet, and honor soloist, performing Brahms Violin Concerto with orchestra. She has taken masterclasses with Sergiu Schwartz, Steve Keckskemethy, Alexi Kenney, Stefan Jackiw, Alexander Romanul, and David Ying, among others. Most recently, Anne won first prize at Midcoast Symphony Orchestra’s Judith Elser Concerto Competition and Bay Chamber’s Jean and Harvey Picker Senior Prize.
Anne is drawn to connections between music and community. She currently lives on the island of Islesboro, where she serves as a community development fellow through the Island Institute. In addition to projects involving food sustainability and youth programs, Anne weaves music into her work, teaching eighteen violin lessons a week (free of charge) and frequently performing for community events. Anne is so grateful to play with the MSO and hopes you enjoy the performance.