GREG INGLES
Sackbut

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. 

ALEXANDRA OPSAHL Cornetto

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
Sackbut

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.

 

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
Sackbut

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.

 

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
Cornetto

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 Ron 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.