KEYBOARD: Andrew Appel, Joseph Gascho, Charlotte Mattax, Steven Silverman, Andrew Willis
STRINGS:Tina Chancey, Nina Falk, Douglas Mcnames, Loretta O'Sullivan, Stephanie Vial
WINDS: Eileen Grycky
VOICE: Laura Heimes, Rosa Lamoreaux

David Briskin, Greg Funfgeld
ArcoVoce, The Einsenstadt Trio

ANDREW APPEL,  harpsichord  

  Artistic Director of the Four Nations Ensemble, performs throughout Europe and the United States taking part as soloist in many festivals including Italy's Spoleto Festival, New York's Mostly Mozart Festival, and the Redwoods Festival. As recitalist, Mr. Appel has performed at Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls in New York, as well as halls from the Music Academy of the West to the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Andrew Appel's Website
JOSEPH GASCHO, Harpsichord      

Joe began studying harpsichord with Webb Wiggins at the Peabody Conservatory in 2000. Two years later, he won first prize in the 5th Irving and Mae Jurow International Harpsichord Competition, and also won a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council for solo performance. His other teachers include Arthur Haas and Lisa Crawford. He is currently on the faculty at George Washington University. Joseph Gascho's Website
CHARLOTTE MATTAX, harpsichord     

  Associate Professor of Harpsichord and Chair of the Harpsichord/Organ Division B.A. (Music), Yale University; M.M. (harpsichord), The Juilliard School; D.M.A. (early music performance practice), Stanford University. The recipient of several important awards and prizes, Charlotte Mattax first gained critical attention as a top prize-winner in 1980 and 1983 at the International Harpsichord Competitions of Bruges and Paris. Charlotte Mattax's Website
STEVEN SILVERMAN harpsichord/ piano       

B. Mus from the University of Michigan. He  has performed extensively in solo, chamber, and concerto appearances throughout the United States on both piano and harpsichord. The New York Times called his New York solo piano debut "a splendid affair"....his playing had dimension, atmosphere, energy and discipline - wedded to a sense of rhythm that would not quit."
ANDREW WILLIS, fortepiano/Piano

Andrew received his D.M.A. in Historical Performance from Cornell University, where he studied fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson. Willis previously studied piano at The Curtis Institute of Music with Mieczyslaw Horszowsk and later served as keyboardist of The Philadelphia Orchestra.  Before joining the UNCGreensboro faculty in 1994, he had taught at Cornell, Syracuse, and Temple universities, and at Swarthmore and Franklin & Marshall colleges. Andrew Willis' Website
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TINA CHANCEY, gamba, baroque violin, early bowed strings including the rebec, viol, lyra and pardessus.   

Ms. Chancey is a founding member and Co-director of HESPERUS, and also a former member of the Folger Consort, the Ensemble for Early Music and the New York Renaissance Band. She is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in early bowed strings Dr. Chancey received her PhD in Musicology from the Union Institute. Her articles on early music appear in scholarly and popular publications, and she has recorded for a score of labels from Arabesque to Windham Hill. Tina Chancey's Website
NINA FALK, baroque/modern violin and viola    

Ms. Falk studied at Juilliard and Oberlin. She received a Fulbright fellowship to study in London and Rome and received a diploma with honor from the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. Ms. Falk is a founding memeber of Arcovoce, a chamber ensemble performing on both modern and baroque instruments.The Washington Post has called NINA FALK "one of Washington's finest musicians," praising her "warmth of tone and expressive phrasing."
DOUGLAS MCNAMES, baroque/ modern cello  

As a member of the award-winning Delos Quartet, Mr. McNames appeared regularly throughout the United States and abroad. As soloist in recital, he has performed the complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven with pianist Michael Steinberg. A regular substitute player with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. McNames is also Principal Cellist with the Carmel Bach Festival, Delaware Symphony and Opera .
LORETTA O'SULLIVAN, baroque/modern cello 

As a member of  the Four Nations Ensemble Ms. O'Sullivan has appeared on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center, at the Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Museum, Merkin Concert Hall, and the NY Historical Society .Ms. O'Sullivan has played continuo cello for many orchestras, including the Bethlehem Bach Choir, the New England Bach Festival, Opera Lafayette, the N. Y. Collegium, the Apollo Ensemble, the American Bach Soloists, and the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra.  She frequently plays with the Orchestra of St. Luke's. Loretta O'Sullivan's Website
STEPHANIE VIAL, baroque/modern cello     

Vial holds an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, a Master's Degree from Indiana University and a D.M.A in Eighteenth-Century Performance Practice from Cornell University. She is currently publishing a book on the subject of musical punctuation, the eighteenth-century analogy between punctuation in language and the concept of musical phrasing. StephanieVail's Website
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EILEEN GRYCKY, baroque/modern Flutie  

Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Delaware as well as a member of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and the Opera Company of Philadelphia.. Ms. Grycky also performs on the baroque flute as a member of the Brandywine Baroque Ensemble with whom she has completed a recording of music by Telemann. She is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and the New England Conservatory. Eileen Grycky's Website
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LAURA HEIMES, soprano      

Praised for her "sumptuous tone and shimmering clarity" and hailed for "a voice equally velvety up and down the registers", soprano Laura Heimes is widely regarded as an artist of great versatility, with repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Last December marked her Carnegie Hall debut in Handel's Messiah with the Masterwork Chorus. She has recorded for Dorian, Pro Gloria Musicae, Plectra Music, Sonabilis, and Albany records. She teaches voice at Swarthmore College. Laura Heimes' Website
ROSA LAMOREAUX, lyric soprano      

An active chamber music performer Rosa has toured with "Musicians From Marlboro"; Ms. Lamoreaux is the soprano in the award winning Vocal Arts Quartet which has been featured at many European Music Festivals. Her work has been critically acclaimed both on stage and on CD. She has appeared with such orchestras as the Atlanta and Cincinnati Symphonies, has recorded a wide range of material on CD, and is guest artist with Hesperus, The Musicians from Marlboro and other distinguished ensembles. Rosa Lamoreaux's Website
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DAVID BRISKIN, Conductor   

Newly appointed Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, Briskin is currently working for the New York City Ballet, and has extensive dance credits, having conducted music for companies ranging from the Joffrey Ballet to Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, as well as for the companies of Martha Graham and José Limón. David Briskin's Website 
GREG FUNFGELD, Conductor   

Greg Funfgeld is the director of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, the oldest Bach choir in America. Founded in 1898, The Bach Choir gave the first complete performances in the United States of The Mass in B Minor and The Christmas Oratorio. Under Greg Funfgeld's passionate and experienced direction, The Choir now fulfills the promise of its early years. The Bach Choir of Bethlehem Website The Bach Choir of Bethlehem Website
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ARCOVOCE,  Baroque and modern Chamber ensemble       

Arcovoce, comprised of members Elizabeth Field, Nina Falk, Rosa Lamoreaux, Doug McNames and Steven Silverman has performed in prestigious venues including Washington D.C.'s Phillips Collection and Corcoran Galleries, the German and Dutch Embassies, the Boston Early Music Festival, and Alexandria Virginia's Lyceum. ArcoVoce's repeated performances at the Phillips Collection have earned it status as a resident chamber ensemble of the gallery.  ArcoVoce has also made the first recording of trio sonatas of the 17th century Italian baroque master Isabella Leonarda. The Washington Post said of ArcoVoce: "The performances were skilled and dedicated, wonderfully expressive... It is very rare to hear a single ensemble performing so well in such different kinds of music." The Eisenstadt Trio, fortepiano/classisal violin and cello. Arcovoce Website 

The members, violinist Elizabeth Field, cellist Stephanie Vial and pianist Andrew Willis all received Doctorates in 18th Century Historical Performance Practice from Cornell University.
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