Janet Beazley (week 1)
Janet Beazley is an accomplished performer and teacher on recorders and historical
flutes and also performs on Renaissance guitar and viola da gamba. She concertizes
with Musica Angelica, Bach Collegium San Diego, and with her own group, Accenti.
Janet received a Doctorate in Early Music Performance and a Masters in Music History
from the USC Thornton School of Music and has taught music history and early music
performance at USC, UC Irvine, and Claremont Graduate University. She currently
teaches at UC Riverside, where she directs the Collegium Musicum and the Bluegrass
Janet is also a banjoist, vocalis,t and songwriter with Chris Stuart & Backcountry,
a nationally- and internationally-touring string band specializing in original
Bluegrass and Americana music. She is a sought-after clinician at bluegrass and
folk music workshops all over the US, Canada, UK, and Europe.
Tish Berlin (week 2)
Letitia Berlin teaches in California and at workshops around the country, including the
Amherst Early Music Festival and the Oregon Coast Recorder Society Winds and Waves
workshop. She directs the Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar early music workshops
and the San Francisco Early Music Society Music Discovery Workshop; she is codirector
of workshops for Tibia Adventures in Music. A member of the Farallon Recorder Quartet,
Ms. Berlin also performs with the Tibia Recorder Duo, Bertamo, and the Sitka Trio.
She has performed as a guest artist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Carmel Bach
Festival, and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. Recordings include two CDs with the
Farallon Recorder Quartet and Ladino love songs with Yátan Atán on the
New Albion label. Ms. Berlin received a master's degree in early music performance
practices from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Music from the
University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has been a recipient three times
of the Recorder Residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, Oregon,
sponsored by the Oregon Coast Recorder Society. Ms. Berlin is a Past President of
the American Recorder Society.
Vicki Boeckman (week 2)
Vicki Boeckman is an active and passionate performer of all styles of music. Her travels
and performances have taken her across the United States as well as Canada, Denmark,
Norway, Sweden, England, Scotland, and Germany. Her various recordings can be heard
on the Kontra Punkt, Classico, Da Capo, Horizon, Musical Heritage America, Paula,
Kadanza, and Primavera labels.
Since settling in Seattle in 2004, Vicki has been a returning soloist with the
Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Portland Opera,
Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra, and the Skagit Symphony. She is a frequent guest
with the Medieval Women's Choir led by Margriet Tindemans and with the
Gallery Concerts Series.
Vicki coaches and teaches at workshops and seminars all over the United States
and in British Columbia. She was the recorder resident at the Sitka Center for
Art and Ecology in 2005 and 2010. Currently she is Artistic Director for the
Port Townsend Early Music Workshop and Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat and
Music Director for the Portland Recorder Society. Vicki teaches in her home studio
and at the Music Center of the Northwest in Seattle. She is the resident recorder
teacher for the 3rd grade recorder program at West Woodland Elementary and is on the
faculty of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
Louise Carslake (week 2)
Louise Carslake has performed throughout her native country of Great Britain as well
as in Holland, Ireland, Poland, New Zealand, and the US. She has recorded for
Meridian Records, London, Intrada, and Centaur and can be heard on the second
DiscContinuo recording. Her festival appearances include the Lufthansa Baroque Festival,
York Early Music Festival, Berkeley Festival, Monadnock Festival, Krakow Festival and the
Kilkenny Festival. She is a member of Music's Recreation and also plays with Magnificat.
In addition to her performing activities, Louise teaches on the faculty at Mills College
and was the assistant director of the San Francisco Early Music Society Medieval and
Renaissance workshop from 2002-2008. A graduate of Trinity College of Music, London,
Louise also studied baroque flute with Wilbert Hazelzet in the Netherlands and
performance practice with Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
Inga Funck (week 1)
Born in Hamburg, Germany, Inga Funck played recorder from early childhood.
She studied historical recorders and flutes with Peter Holtslag at the Hochschule
für Musik und Theater, Hamburg, and participated in many workshops throughout
Europe. Funck has been featured in solo performances and period instrument ensembles
in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Denmark, and the Netherlands. Aspiring to find a
balance of appreciating the past while engaging the present, she sets high standards
in the authenticity of her early music performances and at the same time is expanding
the musical dimension of the recorder into modern days. Performances with members of
the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the Walt Disney Concert Hall have included the
contemporary piece by György Kurtág, Quasi una fantasia, conducted by Esa-Pekka
Salonen and Bach's Brandenburg Concertos conducted by Giovanni Antonini. She has
performed as a member of Musica Angelica and the recorder ensemble Les Folies,
playing at the Microfest at REDCAT. She regularly conducts meetings of the Southern
California, Orange County, and San Diego Recorder Societies and teaches workshops as
well as private lessons.
Rotem Gilbert (week 1 and 2)
Recorder player Rotem Gilbert is a native of Haifa, Israel and a founding member of
Ciaramella, an ensemble that specializes in music of the fifteenth century.
Ciaramella has performed in early music festivals and concert series in the
United States, Canada, and Europe with performances most recently in San Francisco,
Santa Barbara, San Diego, Houston, Tucson, Arizona, and Los Angeles. Ciaramella will
be recording its third album this summer.
Rotem is an assistant professor at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles,
where she teaches Baroque and Renaissance performance practice courses and is an
instructor of early music winds. As a member of Piffaro (1996-2007), she toured
the United States, Europe, and South America. Rotem has appeared with many American
and European early music ensembles including Chatham Baroque, King's Noyse,
Newberry Consort, and Capilla Flamenca and has been featured as a soloist for the
Pittsburgh Opera (Corronatione di Poppea), the LA Opera (Britten's Noye's Fludde,
Handel's Tamerlano, and the Play of Daniel), and Musica Angelica (Brandenburg #4).
She recently made her debut at Disney hall with the LA Philharmonica
(Living Toys by Thomas Adès and The Flowering Tree with John Adams).
After studies on recorder at Mannes College of Music in New York, she earned her
solo diploma from the Scuola Civica di Musica of Milan, where she studied with
Pedro Memelsdorff. She earned her doctorate in Early Music performance practice at
Case Western Reserve University. She has been a regular faculty member of early
music workshops in San Diego, Seattle, Madison, Amherst, and Israel's Ayala and
is currently the codirector of SFEMS Recorder Workshop. Rotem can be heard on the
Deutsche Grammophon's Archiv, Passacaille, Musica Americana, Dorian, Naxos and
Yarlung labels. For more information see www.ciaramella.org.
Paul Leenhouts (week 1)
Paul Leenhouts, recorder, is director of early music studies and the Baroque Orchestra
at the University of North Texas. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees
from the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, where he was on the faculty as professor
of recorder and historical development since 1993. He is a founding member of the
Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet since 1978. In 2002 he became director of the
contemporary music collective Blue Iguana. He is also a composer, arranger, and
editor of numerous works for chamber music ensembles. Mr. Leenhouts has recorded for
Decca L'Oiseau-Lyre, Channel Classics, Vanguard, Lindoro, and Berlin Classics.
Two L'Oiseau-Lyre recordings received the prestigious Edison Award. In 1986 he
initiated the Open Holland Recorder Festival Utrecht and from 1993 he has been
director of the International Baroque Institute at Longy in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
His special interest in Renaissance consort repertoire led to the founding of
The Royal Wind Music in 1997. As a conductor he won wide acclaim for Gabrieli,
Guerrero, and Morales productions at international early music festivals. In 2004
Mr. Leenhouts was elected president of the European Recorder Performers Society.
As well as performing numerous concerts and coaching master classes within the
early music field, he regularly appears with contemporary and music theatre groups
such as Musikfabrik, Nederlands Vocaal Laboratorium, ZT Hollandia, and NT Gent.
Peter Maund (week 1)
Peter Maund studied percussion at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and music,
folklore and ethnomusicology at the University of California, Berkeley. A founding
member of Ensemble Alcatraz and Alasdair Fraser's Skyedance, he has performed with
early and contemporary music ensembles including Anonymous 4, Chanticleer,
The Harp Consort, Hesperion XX, Musica Pacifica, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and
Voices of Music. Presenters and venues include Cal Performances, Carnegie Hall,
Celtic Connections (Glasgow), Cervantino Festival (Guanajuato, Mexico),
Confederation House (Jerusalem), Edinburgh Festival, Festival Interceltique de
Lorient, Festival Pau Casals, Folkfestival Dranouter, Horizante Orient Okzident (Berlin),
The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Palacio Congresos (Madrid),
Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), and Tage Alter Musik (Regensburg).
He is the author of "Percussion" in A Performers Guide to Medieval Music,
Indiana University Press, 2000. He has served on the faculty of the University of
California, Berkeley, as well as in workshops sponsored by Amherst Early Music, the
San Francisco Early Music Society, the American Recorder Society, and the American
Orff-Schulwerk Association. Described by the Glasgow Herald as
"the most considerate and imaginative of percussionists," he can be heard on over sixty
David Morris (week 2)
David Morris is a member of The King's Noyse, the Galax Quartet, Quicksilver, the
Sex Chordae Consort of Viol,s and NYS Baroque. He has performed with Musica Pacifica,
the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Tragicomedia, Tafelmusik, Boston Symphony
Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Musica Angelica,
Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Mark Morris Dance Company, and Seattle's Pacific Musicworks. He was the founder and musical director of the Bay Area baroque opera ensemble Teatro Bacchino and has produced operas for the Berkeley Early Music Festival and the San Francisco Early Music Society series. Mr. Morris received his B.A. and M.A. in Music from UC Berkeley and has been a guest instructor in early music performance-practice at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, the
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mills College, Oberlin College, the Madison
Early Music Festiva,l and Cornell University. He has recorded for Harmonia Mundi,
New Albion, Dorian, New World Records, Drag City Records (with Joanna Newsom), and
New Line Cinema.
Hanneke van Proosdij (week 1 and 2)
Hanneke van Proosdij performs regularly as soloist and continuo specialist and is
principal early keyboard player with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Festspiel Orchester
Goettingen, and Voices of Music. She has appeared regularly with Hesperion XX,
Concerto Palatino, Magnificat, American Bach Soloists. Concerto Köln, Chanticleer,
Orchestre d'Ambronnay, Gewandhaus Orchester, and the Arcadian Academy. She received
her solo and teaching diplomas from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where she studied
recorder, harpsichord, and composition.
Together with David Tayler, Hanneke cofounded and codirects Voices of Music. Hanneke is a
cofounder of the Junior Recorder Society in the East Bay and directs, together with
Rotem Gilbert, the SFEMS Recorder Workshop. She has recorded over fifty discs for
Magnatune, BIS, Koch, Musica Omnia, Carus, AVIE, and Delos. Hanneke teaches recorder
at UC Berkeley and has been guest professor at Stanford, Oberlin, Indiana University
Jacobs School of Music, University of Wisconsin and the University of Vermont.
Hanneke enjoys reading books and hiking.