GREG INGLES

GREG INGLES

 

Greg Ingles attended the Interlochen Arts Academy and went on to graduate from the Oberlin Conservatory. Two days after graduation Greg won the position of Solo Trombone in the Hofer Symphoniker in Hof, Germany. He returned to the United States and completed both a Master’s and Doctoral degree in trombone performance at SUNY Stony Brook, specializing in historic performance. Greg is a member of Piffaro, Quicksilver and Ciaramella and has played with such ensembles as the American Bach Soloists, Chatham Baroque, Concerto Palatino, The Handel and Haydn Society and Tafelmusik.  He is Music Director of the Dark Horse Consort, an ensemble devoted to rarely performed brass music of the 17th century. He recently played with the Globe Theater in their Broadway debut. He is currently the Lecturer in Sackbut at Boston University and teaches at the Madison Early Music Festival each summer.

MACK RAMSEY

MACK RAMSEY

 

Mack Ramsey has been a life-long specialist in performance on early instruments, playing sackbut, recorder, Renaissance flute and classical era trombones. He is a member of Dark Horse Consort and the Boston Shawm and Sackbut Ensemble and has often appeared with other wind bands such as Piffaro Renaissance Band and The Whole Noyse. At home in the Boston area he plays with Boston Baroque and Handel and Haydn Society. In 2015 he appeared with Dark Horse Consort in several Boston Early Music Festival productions. He frequently travels to perform in other ensembles as well, including New York’s Green Mountain Project, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, The Toronto Consort, Mercury Houston, Opera LaFayette, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and Clarion Society Orchestra.

ERIK SCHMALZ

ERIK SCHMALZ

 

Erik Schmalz, an early brass specialist, works internationally with prestigious ensembles including Tafelmusik, Ciaramella, Green Mountain Project, The Toronto Consort, and Dark Horse Consort.  He can be heard on numerous recordings, including a 2013 Grammy-nominated album by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and The Trinity Baroque Orchestra, performing on period trombones, renaissance slide trumpet and recorder.  This versatility led to him being cast as one of the seven instrumentalists in the recent Globe Theater's productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night, the first time Broadway has used period instruments exclusively. Erik received degrees in trombone performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He resides in Collinsville, Connecticut where he also teaches early and modern low brass privately.

KIRI TOLLAKSEN

KIRI TOLLAKSEN

 

Kiri Tollaksen (cornetto) enjoys a varied career as a performer and teacher. Praised for her "stunning technique, and extreme musicality," she has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe with such groups as Concerto Palatino, La Fenice, Huelgas Ensemble, Toronto Consort, Tenet, Piffaro, Pacific MusicWorks, Tesserae, Apollo’s Fire, and is a member of the early brass ensemble Dark Horse Consort. With degrees from Eastman, Yale and University of Michigan,Kiri has been on the faculty of Indiana University (Bloomington) and the Amherst and Madison Early Music Festivals, and maintains a private teaching studio. She happily lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband Ron and 2 cats.  For upcoming concerts, please visit www.KiriTollaksen.com

ALEXANDRA OPSAHL

ALEXANDRA OPSAHL

Alexandra Opsahl studied recorder with Peter Holtslag and Daniel Bruggen at the Royal Academy of Music andwent on to study cornetto privately at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Italy with Bruce Dickey. She was the winner of the 2003 Moeck Solo Recorder competition, the 2001 and 2003 RAM Early Music Prize and 2003 Hilda Anderson Dean Award. Alex has performed with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra under Ton Koopman, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Emmanuelle Haim, Apollo’s Fire, the Green Mountain Project, Le Studio Musique Anciennes de Montréal, Cappella Artemisia, Musica Angelica, The Whole Noyse and American Bach Soloists. She has performed at the Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and the Royal Albert Hall. Alex is a member of the Dark Horse Consort, and is the Music Director of LA-based ensemble Tesserae.

 

NATHANIEL CHASE

NATHANIEL CHASE

 

Bassist Nathaniel Chase, a graduate of the Yale School of Music, is active as a freelancer throughout the Tri-state area. His performances range from early music and the standard orchestral repertoire with Ensemble 212 and the Metro Chamber Orchestra, to chamber and contemporary music with the Lucerne Festival and the Mimesis Ensemble. Mr. Chase is the conductor of the Really Terrible Orchestra of Westchester, a White Plains based community orchestra, and has appeared as a conductor with the Mimesis Ensemble and on the New England Conservatory Composers’ Series. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and was a winner of the 2010 Yale School of Music Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition.

 

IMMANUEL DAVIS

IMMANUEL DAVIS

 

Immanuel Davis is one of the most versatile flutists of his generation. Equally at home on the modern and baroque flutes, Immanuel has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and abroad. In 2005 he received a Fulbright Fellowship to study baroque flute with Wilbert Hazelzet at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. Since then he has performed as soloist and chamber player with such early music ensembles as Early Music New York, ARTEK, Lyra Baroque and the Bach Society of Minnesota and Mercury Orchestra of Houston. He has also had the pleasure of performing on NPR’s “Performance Today” and in recitals with baroque flute luminaries Barthold Kuijken and Wilbert Hazelzet.  Recently, Immanuel released his second CD, “On a Clear Morning,” a program of works by Philippe Gaubert performed on period French instruments – a 19th century Louis Lot flute and an Erard grand piano. Immanuel has been the flute professor at the University of Minnesota since 2001. He is also an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.

 

NICHOLAS DIEUGENIO

NICHOLAS DIEUGENIO

 

Praised for his “invigorating, silken” playing and “mysterious atmosphere” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) and as an “evocative” violinist (The New York Times), Nicholas DiEugenio leads a versatile life in music from Biber to Carter and beyond.

Nicholas and pianist Mimi Solomon perform in the US and abroad. He has played concerts in St. Petersburg’s Glinka Hall, Merkin Hall, at the CMS of Lincoln Center, and at Carnegie’s Weill Hall. Recordings of the complete Schumann violin sonatas with fortepiano (Musica Omnia), as well as with the Sebastians and the Quodlibet Ensemble, will be released this year. Upcoming recordings include works for violin and piano of Steven Stucky and Robert Palmer. A passionate teacher, Nicholas is Assistant Professor of Violin at UNC Chapel Hill, and was previously violin professor at the Ithaca College School of Music. He holds degrees from CIM and the Yale School of Music, where he earned a DMA. www.nicholasdieugenio.com