Annette Bauer, a native of Germany, studied medieval and renaissance music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland, specializing on recorder techniques with Conrad Steinmann (2001). She holds an MA in music from UC Santa Cruz (2004), and has been studying North Indian classical music on sarode, a stringed instrument, at the Ali Akbar College of Music in California since 1998. As a recorder player, Annette regularly performs with medieval ensemble Cançonièr, Baroque group Les grâces, Farallon recorder ensemble, and the modal crossover project The Lost Mode. She has appeared as guest artist with leading early music ensembles throughout the US. Her performances have been lauded for their “fluid tone” and “surprising nuance” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and praised for “rich musicianship” and “vigorous playfulness” (American Recorder Magazine). She has served on the recorder faculty for several of the San Francisco Early Music Society summer workshops and the Amherst Early Music Festival among others. Certified in Orff Schulwerk, she teaches recorder pedagogy to music teachers at the San Francisco Orff Certification Course. Annette also plays Brazilian percussion with Maracatu Luta, and is the co-founder of Magic Carpet, a duo dedicated to the art of improvisation.