DONGMYUNG AHN

DONGMYUNG AHN

 

Early string specialist Dongmyung Ahn is a performer, educator, and scholar whose interests span from the twelfth to eighteenth centuries. She is co-founder of Guido’s Ear and has performed with the Sebastians, TENET Vocal Artists, Green Mountain Vespers, Raritan Players, Pegasus, and Marginalia. She has played rebec in the critically acclaimed production of The Play of Daniel at the Cloisters. A dedicated educator, Dongmyung is the director of the Queens College Baroque Ensemble and has taught music history at Vassar College and Queens College. She received her PhD in musicology at the Graduate Center, CUNY and has published an article on medieval liturgy in the Rodopi series Faux Titre.

 

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

JULIE ANDRIJESKI

Julie Andrijeski enjoys both teaching and performing early music and dance.  As a full-time Lecturer at Case Western Reserve University, Ms. Andrijeski leads classes in historical performance practices, teaches lessons in baroque violin, and directs the baroque orchestra, chamber, and dance ensembles.  Her combined skills in music and dance often culminate in workshops and special teaching engagements at colleges and universities such as the Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, Juilliard, the University of Southern California, and the University of Colorado – Boulder.  During the summers, Ms. Andrijeski teaches both violin and dance at several festivals including those in Oberlin (BPI), Madison (MEMF), and Vancouver, BC (BIP).  

In addition to her teaching positions, Ms. Andrijeski maintains an active performance schedule.  She has been invited to play with many diverse early music groups across the nation and regularly appears with the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra (Artistic Director), New York State Baroque (Concertmaster), Quicksilver (Co-Director with Robert Mealy), Apollo’s Fire, Les Délices, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, and The King’s Noyse.  

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

DANIEL ELYAR

DANIEL ELYAR

Daniel Elyar is an active performer and recording artist and has specialized in baroque performance practice in Europe and North America for over twenty years. Mr. Elyar has performed and recorded with ensembles in North America and Europe such as Tafelmusik, the Utrecht Baroque Consort, Concerto d’Amsterdam, Teatro Lirico, Concerto Palatino, Les Arts Florissants, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, the New York Collegium, The King’s Noyse, The Newbury Consort, Ensemble REBEL (NYC), NY State Baroque, Tempesta di Mare, Philomel, Bach Festival of Philadelphia, Clarion Players and Choir (NYC) and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra on Wall street. Mr. Elyar is happily a founder member of the Franklin Quartet, the Delaware Valley’s only Period Instrument string quartet. Mr. Elyar has taught for over fifteen years at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia and is full-time faculty staff there. From 2014 to 2016 Mr. Elyar directed the Renaissance Collegium at Temple University.

 

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

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.

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

SHIRA KAMMEN

SHIRA KAMMEN

Multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen has spent much of her life exploring the world of early music. A member for many years of the early music Ensembles Alcatraz and Project Ars Nova, and Medieval Strings, she has also worked with Sequentia, Hesperion XX, the Boston Camerata, the Balkan group Kitka, the King’s Noyse, the Newberry and Folger Consorts, Parthenia, Anonymous IV, Rose of the Compass, the Oregon, California and San Francisco Shakespeare Festivals, singer Anne Azema, storyteller Patrick Ball, clown Jeff Raz, among many other fine performers, and is the founder of Class V Music, an ensemble dedicated to providing music on river rafting trips. She has performed and taught in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Israel, Morocco, Latvia, Russia, Abu Dhabi and Japan.

 

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

LIZA MALAMUT

LIZA MALAMUT

Liza Malamut, trombone, is an active performer throughout the United States and abroad. She has appeared with groups such as Dark Horse Consort, Boston Camerata, Piffaro, and others. Liza has a DMA in Historical Performance from Boston University. She received an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women for her work on the integration of historical pedagogy with mainstream teaching. Liza served as Visiting Lecturer in Sackbut at Indiana University in Spring 2015 and 2018, and she most recently co-founded Incantare, an ensemble of violins and sackbuts performing works from the 16th and 17th centuries.


Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

DEBRA NAGY

DEBRA NAGY

Praised for her “dazzling technique and soulful expressiveness,” (Rocky Mountain News), and a musical approach that’s “distinctly sensual…pliant, warm, and sweet,” (New York Times), Debra Nagy is one of North America’s leading performers on the baroque oboe. Debra plays principal oboe with the Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society and Apollo’s Fire in Cleveland (among many others), and has been called a “musical polymath” (San Francisco Classical Voice) for her accomplished performances as a singer and historical wind player. She is the founder of acclaimed chamber ensemble Les Délices and indulges her love of late-medieval music as a regular guest with Boston’s Blue Heron and Chicago’s Newberry Consort. Inspired by a creative process that brings together research, composition in historical styles, and artistic collaboration, highlights of Debra’s recent projects include a multimedia production of Machaut's Remede de Fortune and a Baroque-Jazz fusion program called Songs without Words.

 

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

ALEXANDRA OPSAHL

ALEXANDRA OPSAHL

Alex Opsahl studied recorder with Peter Holtslag and Daniel Bruggen at the Royal Academy of Music, and cornetto with Bruce Dickey at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.  Alex has performed with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra under Ton Koopman, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Boston Early Music Festival, the Green Mountain Project, the Oslo Opera and Glyndebourne Opera. She recorded Vivaldi’s Concerto in C Minor, RV 441, with the Norwegian period orchestra Barokkanerne, and recently recorded the JD Berlin Cornetto Concerto with the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra.

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

MACK RAMSEY

MACK RAMSEY

Mack Ramsey has been a longtime specialist in performance on a number of early instruments, including sackbut, recorder, Renaissance flute, lute and classical era trombones. He is a member of the early brass ensemble, Dark Horse Consort and is in regular demand  performing and recording with many baroque orchestras. Mack lives in Natick, Massachusetts.

 

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

ERIK SCHMALZ

ERIK SCHMALZ

Erik Schmalz, an early brass specialist, can be heard on numerous recordings, including a 2013 Grammy-nominated album by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and The Trinity Baroque Orchestra. Erik works internationally with prestigious ensembles, including Piffaro, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik, Handel and Haydn Society, Apollo’s Fire, Green Mountain Project, Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, and Dark Horse Consort, performing on renaissance through romantic period trombones, renaissance slide trumpet, and recorder.  In addition, he was cast as one of the seven instrumentalists in the 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.

 

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

EZRA SELTZER

EZRA SELTZER

Lauded for his “beauty of tone and keenness of musicianship” (Opera Britannia), cellist Ezra Seltzer has performed as guest principal cellist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Orchester Wiener Akademie, and the Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra. He has also appeared as a soloist and principal cellist at the Boulder Bach Festival, and is the associate principal cellist at the Carmel Bach Festival. In New York, he regularly performs chamber music at Helicon Foundation Symposia, the 4x4 Baroque Music Festival, and at Music Before 1800, and is a co-founder and principal cellist of the Sebastians. This season he will also appear with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Chicago's Baroque Band, and New York Baroque Incorporated.

 

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

DANIEL SWENBERG

DANIEL SWENBERG

Daniel Swenberg specializes in historical plucked strings: Renaissance and Baroque lutes, theorbos, Baroque and 19th century guitars, and Baroque mandolino—and yes, it takes a lot of time to tune them. He performs regularly throughout North America with ensembles such as Artek, Rebel, the Metropolitan Opera, the Carmel Bach Festival, Mr. Jones & the Engines of Destruction, Ensemble Viscera, New York City Opera, Opera Atelier/Tafelmusik, Catacoustic Ensemble, the Four Nations Enmble, Apollo’s Fire, the Green Mountain Project, and with soprano Nell Snaidas. He has accompanied Renee Fleming and Kathleen Battle at Carnegie Hall. Daniel received awards from the Belgian American Educational Foundation (2000) for a study of 18th century chamber music for the lute, and a Fulbright Scholarship (1997) to study in Bremen, Germany, at the Hochschule für Künste (studying with Stephen Stubbs and Andrew Lawrence King). He studied previously with Pat O’Brien at Mannes College of Music, receiving a Masters Degree in Historical Performance (Lute).
 

 

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

KIRI TOLLAKSEN

KIRI TOLLAKSEN

Kiri Tollaksen (cornetto) enjoys a varied career as a performer and teacher. Praised for her "stunning technique, and extreme musicality," (Journal of the International Trumpet Guild), and called an “excellent cornetto player” (New York Times), Kiri has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe with such groups as Concerto Palatino, La Fenice, Toronto Consort, Tenet, Piffaro, Pacific MusicWorks, Tesserae, Apollo’s Fire, and is a member of the highly regarded 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), Brass Antiqua (VA), and the Amherst and Madison Early Music Festivals. She happily lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband and 2 cats. For upcoming concerts, please visit http://www.KiriTollaksen.com.

 

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

ANNE TROUT

ANNE TROUT

Bassist Anne Trout performed, recorded and toured with most of the prominent early ensembles in North America for many years.  She is especially proud to be a long-time member of Aston Magna and to have been an active member of Handel & Haydn Society during the Hogwood years.  Often praised for her spirited and stylish continuo playing, she is sought not only for her experience but for her interest in new collaborations which this season include Blue Hill Bach, Vivaldi Project and Four Nations.  Anne serves on the faculties of Longy School of Music of Bard College and Boston College.  She has recently been named baroque consultant for L'Archet Concert Group and performed on its series this season with the American Classical Orchestra.  

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

JESSICA TROY

JESSICA TROY

Jessica Troy, viola, wears a variety of freelance hats. Since 1998 she has toured extensively with the Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble, from San Juan to Sydney, and appeared with Yo-Yo Ma across the US and Japan. On baroque viola, ensembles she performs frequently with include: the Sebastians, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Opera Lafayette, Concert Royal, Helicon, and the 4 Nations Ensemble; she has guested with Anima Eterna Brugge, and appeared with Renée Fleming on the David Letterman Show. A member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the New York City Opera Orchestra, and the Westchester and Brooklyn Philharmonics, she performs frequently with many other area ensembles, including the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and NOVUS NY. She has recorded quartet parts for Lou Reed and Ani DiFranco, performed on TV with Whitney Houston, and on film with David Byrne. A participant at many illustrious music festivals, including Tanglewood, Spoleto, and Marlboro, she can be heard on Marlboro’s 50th anniversary CD in György Kurtág’s Microludes for string quartet, which she prepared with the composer.

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

CHARLES WEAVER

CHARLES WEAVER

 

Charles Weaver is on the faculty of the Juilliard School, where he teaches Historically Informed Performance on Plucked Instruments. He was music director for Cavalli’s La Calisto with New York's Dell'Arte Opera in summer 2017, when The Observer remarked on "the superb baroque band led by Charles Weaver...it was amazing to hear what warm and varied sounds he coaxed from the ensemble." He has served as assistant conductor for Juilliard Opera, and accompanied operas with the Yale Baroque Opera Project and the Boston Early Music Festival. Chamber music appearances include Quicksilver, Piffaro, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Folger Consort, Apollo's Fire, Blue Heron, and Musica Pacifica. He also works with the New York Continuo Collective, an ensemble of players and singers exploring seventeenth-century vocal music in semester-length workshop productions. He has taught at the Lute Society of America Summer Workshop and the Madison Early Music Festival. This Summer he will join the faculty of the International Baroque Institute at Longy. He is associate director of music at St. Mary's Church in Norwalk, Connecticut, where he specializes in Renaissance polyphony and Gregorian chant.

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together. 

Shirley Hunt

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Internationally respected baroque cellist and violist da gamba Shirley Hunt brings fierce imagination and integrity to the music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and contemporary eras.  Praised by The Strad as “stylish and accomplished,” she embraces an eclectic musical life as a multi-instrumental soloist and collaborator. 

Ms. Hunt recently released her second solo album,  J.S. Bach Suites & Sonatas Vol. 2. The recording is the second installment in an ambitious three-part recording project featuring Bach’s complete cello suites and viola da gamba sonatas.  Ms. Hunt's previous recordings have been praised for her “soulful renditions,” “high-wire interpretations,” and “resonant, singing tone that stays in the mind" (Facts & Arts).

In high demand as viola da gamba soloist and continuo cellist for the Passions, Cantatas, and Concertos of J.S. Bach, Ms. Hunt has performed and recorded with the nation's leading period instrument ensembles includingBoston BaroqueHandel and Haydn SocietyPhilharmonia Baroque OrchestraAmerican Bach SoloistsPortland Baroque OrchestraMusica Angelica, and Bach Collegium San Diego. In 2011 she toured Europe and South America with John Malkovich and Wiener Akademie, and between 2008 and 2010 performed on the adapted viola and harmonic canon inPARTCH, the Los Angeles Harry Partch band.  

Ms. Hunt has performed solo recitals at DePaul University, the Berkeley Early Music Festival, the Boston Public Library, King’s Chapel, the Loring-Greenough House, the Early Music Series at the Bryon Colby Barn, and Gore Place Carriage House Concerts.  Since 2011 Ms. Hunt has performed a yearly recital as an artist-in-residence at The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles.  She has also appeared at the Phillips Collection, The Strathmore Mansion, Caramoor, La Jolla Music Society, National Sawdust, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (where she performed on a viola da gamba from the museum’s collection).

In addition to her concert appearances, Ms. Hunt can be heard on the Parma, NCA, CORO, and Origin Classical labels. She has taught masterclasses at the University of Wisconsin, Adelphi University, and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and has appeared as a guest speaker at Harvard University’s Quincy House and at the BEMF Young Artist Training Program. She has been an artist-in-residence at The Banff Centreand was a recipient of the Voices of Music Young Artist Award.

Ms. Hunt's primary studies were with Hans Jensen at Northwestern University and with Ronald Leonard at the University of Southern California.  She also studied viola da gamba with Mary Springfels and baroque cello with Phoebe Carrai.

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Ms. Hunt was born into a musical family and is the younger sister of the late mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.  Ms. Hunt divides her time between Boston and New York City.  She performs on a 1775 English cello by William Forster Sr. and on a bass viola da gamba by John Pringle. 

In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together.