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Anastasia Abu Bakar

Anastasia Abu Bakar

Anastasia Abu Bakar,
Institute Co-director, Harpsichord
Early Summer Music Institute Co-Directors

Biography

Anastasia Abu Bakar is harpsichord instructor and director of the early music ensemble at Oklahoma City University. She studied at the conservatories of Freiburg, Florence, and Frankfurt, where her teachers included Robert Hill, Alfonso Fedi, and Eva Maria Pollerus, also working closely with Jesper Christensen. She has performed as soloist with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Janus Ensemble Freiburg, Tactus, Oklahoma Virtuosi, and others. Recital appearances include the Museo San Marco (Florence), "Notte Bianca" Festival Florence, Schlosskonzerte Bad Krozingen, and, most recently, Bach's complete Goldberg Variations at Oklahoma City University.

In 2013 she was selected to participate as soloist in a CD project produced by the Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Paul Hindemith's death. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with leading members of such ensembles as the Freiburger Barockorchester, EU Baroque Orchestra, La Stagione Frankfurt, and the Cölner Barockorchester, and her orchestral continuo experience includes opera and oratorio productions at the Rheingau Musik Festival and Schlossfestspiele Marburg.

As an educator, before coming to Oklahoma City University she worked at Delaware State University and has held residencies with baroque violinist Benjamin Shute at institutions including Wheaton Conservatory, Dickinson College, and Ouachita Baptist University.

A specialist in the various national styles of basso continuo, she has published realizations for Blavet’s Op. 2 sonatas as well as J. S. Bach's D-major Sinfonia (BWV 1045) and youthful G-minor fugue for violin and continuo (BWV 1026) though PRB Productions.

Contact Information

Room FA318
Fine Arts Building
Oklahoma City, OK 73106