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Artists: 2012-2013

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Peter Becker

Peter Becker
Bass-Baritone

Bass-baritone Peter Becker has performed throughout the USA, Europe, Asia, and South America in repertoire ranging from medieval to contemporary. Theater credits include performances with Canadian Opera Company, Macerata Festival, Teatro Opera di Roma, the New York Shakespeare Festival, Glimmerglass Opera, the 21st Century Consort, and the Broadway show Band in Berlin.

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Sylvia Berry
Fortepiano and harpsichord

Sylvia Berry has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the US, the UK, Canada, The Netherlands, and Italy. She was hailed by Early Music America for "revealing a poetic sensibility while… [handling] up-tempo movements with verve."

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Brooke Bryant

Brooke Bryant
Soprano

Brooke Bryant received her PhD in Musicology from the CUNY Graduate Center and holds a BA from Wellesley College. A specialist in Baroque gesture, she has staged several productions, including a performance of Bach's Cantata 202 as part of a conference held at Columbia University's Italian Academy and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Maeve Höglund

Maeve Höglund
Soprano

Soprano Maeve Höglund was last seen performing at LPR with Gotham Chamber Opera at their yearly Orientale in September. Other performances this season include Daphne in Apollo e Daphne with Pocket Opera, Rose in The Clever Mistress, Lucrezia in My Last Duchess and her debut with Gotham Chamber Opera in Mozart's Il sogno di Scipione.

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beth greenberg

Beth Greenberg
Stage Director

Stage Director Beth Greenberg is renowned for her work at the New York City Opera. For the Lincoln Center company she's directed original mainstage productions of Tales of Hoffmann and Turandot, as well as revivals including Der Rosenkavalier, Tosca, La Traviata, Intermezzo and La Boheme. Across the river, aboard an oil tanker moored in Red Hook, Brooklyn, she recently directed the site-specific Il Tabarro.

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grant herreid

Grant Herreid
Lute and Theorbo

Grant Herreid performs frequently on early reeds, brass, strings and voice with Piffaro, Hesperus, ARTEK, and My Lord Chamberlain's Consort, and appears frequently with the Newberry Consort, the Folger Consort, King's Noyse, Apollo's Fire, Brandywine Baroque, Sinfonia New York, and the New York Consort of Viols.

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motomi igarashi

Motomi Igarashi
Viola da Gamba

Motomi Igarashi has played the double bass since she was 12. She received first prize at the Aspen Music Festival Double Bass competition, has given double bass solo recitals and appears as a concert soloist with orchestras in the USA, England and Japan.

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abigail Karr

Abigail Karr
Violin

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Abigail Karr received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, studying violin with the late Sergiu Luca. She has appeared with many ensembles on modern and historical violin, including the Handel & Haydn Society of Boston, the Trinity Baroque Orchestra of Manhattan, and the Arcadia Players of Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Amanda Keil

Amanda Keil
Mezzo-Soprano and Artistic Director

Mezzo-soprano Amanda Keil sings repertoire that spans over 800 years, from medieval chant to contemporary opera, Baroque monody to operatic mainstays. She has performed with companies such as Dicapo Opera, Boston Camerata, Guerilla Opera, Oregon Bach Festival, and on tour with Musica Nuova in the Northeast and abroad.

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Marcy Richardson

Marcy Richardson
Soprano

Hailed by Opera News for her "best all-around performance" in Handel's Ariodante (Princeton Festival), soprano Marcy Richardson recently made her Carnegie Hall debut singing Kurt Weill and Mozart selections in the Best Buddies Benefit Concert, sang Handel's Messiah in Galway, Ireland, premiered the role of Ani King George in the burlesque new music opera "The Enchanted Organ" at Dixon Place in New York, and sang the role of Fiordiligi in the premiere of Jonathan Dawe's "Cosi Faran Tutti" at the Italian Center at Columbia University.

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Kelly Savage

Kelly Savage
Harpsichord

Kelly Savage performs frequently as a soloist, continuo player and chamber musician, recently working with Vertical Player Repertory, Ensemble 212, Foundling, Big Apple Baroque, and Ensemble ACJW at Carnegie Hall. She also plays regularly with her own chamber group, Biber Baroque, and is co-founder and music director of the newly formed orchestra Vilas Baroque.

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nicholas tamagna

Nicholas Tamagna
Countertenor

Nicholas Tamagna, countertenor, was the first prize winner of the 2011 inaugural Nico Castel International Mastersinger Competition, first prize winner of the New York Lyric Opera Theatre Competition, third place winner of the Arkadi Foundation Competition at Merkin Hall, and finalist in the Marguerite McCammon Voice Competition 2012 with Fort Worth Opera.

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vita wallace

Vita Wallace
Violin

Vita Wallace is known as a powerful, sensitive, and versatile musician. She is a member of the early-music ensembles Anima, ARTEK, the Dryden Ensemble, and Foundling, and has been a guest artist with Parthenia, Festival Scarlatti in Sicily, and numerous other baroque ensembles and festivals.

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elizabeth weinfield

Elizabeth Weinfield
Viola da Gamba

Elizabeth Weinfield is the founder of the New York-based viola da gamba ensemble, Sonnambula, and a member of the viol consort Long & Away. She has appeared as a baroque violist and viol player with such ensembles as Anonymous 4, Lionhart, The New York Consort of Viols, Siren Baroque, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Festival, Parthenia and others.

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