Patricia Ann Neely
Patricia Ann Neely is an early-bowed string player and teacher who specializes in the viola da gamba, violone, vielle, and baroque bass. She holds a BA in music from Vassar College and an MFA in Historical Performance from Sarah Lawrence College. Ms. Neely has played with many early music ensembles here and abroad, including Sequentia, Smithsonian chamber orchestra and viol consort, Tempesta di Mare, Washington Bach Consort, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Rheinische Kantorei Köln, among others. and currently directs Abendmusik – New York’s early music string band. She is a member of the Board of Early Music America (EMA) and from 2019 to 2021 was Chair of the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access )Taskforce. She is currently on the Board of the Viola da Gamba Society of America and chair of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee. She has been on the faculty of many early music workshops including the Amherst Early Music Workshop, The Viola da Gamba Society Conclaves and has been on the faculty of Wagner College, Vassar College, Mannes College of Music, and The Brearley School.