Week I-July 14-20, 2013 – The Art of Love and War
Week II-July 21-27, 2013 – A Celebration of Women in Music
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Last updated 07/23/2013.
Saskia Coolen (week 2)
Saskia Coolen studied recorder with Kees Boeke and Walter van Hauwe at Amsterdam's Sweelinck
Conservatory as well as viola da gamba and musicology at the University of Utrecht.
She was for 20 years a member of La Fontegara Amsterdam and has performed with many ensembles,
including the Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Freiburger Barockorchester, The King's Consort and
Tragicomedia. With the Dutch early music ensemble Camerata Trajectina Saskia specializes in
Dutch music from the Middle Ages through the 17th-century Golden Age. Camerata Trajectina has made
over 30 CDs and played more than 1,000 concerts in the Netherlands and abroad.
In 1994 Saskia founded the ensemble Senario to play baroque chamber music featuring the recorder.
Since 2004 she has been a member of the Brisk Recorder Quartet Amsterdam, which complements its
historical repertory with a great deal of contemporary music, much of it specially composed for
the group. Besides recording a growing number of CDs, the ensemble does music theatre productions
especially for children. The ensemble works together with actors, stage directors, composers and
jazz musicians, always searching for new challenges. Saskia also has undertaken several music
theatre productions with her own foundation, Recorders. She has made a number of solo CD recordings
on the Globe label, including Recorders recorded, a unique performance, using the collection
of original 18th-century recorders from the Gemeentemusuem Den Haag. With Arie Abbenes, nestor
of the bell players' world, she has recorded a spectacular collection for carillon and recorder.
A major interest and a prominent thread running through her work has been historical improvisation.
She teaches diminution and ornamentation at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. For many years
she taught at the conservatories of Hilversum and Amsterdam. Nowadays she travels the world to
teach at workshops, courses, and masterclasses.
Claudia Gantivar (week 1)
Claudia Gantivar holds a Master of Arts in Recorder Performance from the Conservatory of Music
in Geneva, Switzerland (2004), studying with renowned conductor and flutist Gabriel Garrido. She lived
in Europe many years, where she participated in seminars and master classes by Jerome Minis, Han Tol,
Pierre Hamon, Nicolas Strosser and Pedro Memelsdorff. In 2000, she was selected to take part in several
large music productions and concert tours with various European ensembles, including the Ambronay
European Baroque Academy (France), directed by Gabriel Garrido, which performed in France, Switzerland
and Belgium. In her native Colombia, she was on the faculty of the Early Music Program in the
Conservatory of Music of Bogotá. In 2006, she founded the early music ensemble Esfera Armoniosa.
Claudia can be heard on the Ensemble Elyma's recording of Baltasar de Beaujoyeulx's Le Balet Comique
de la Royne, directed by Gabriel Garrido (Switzerland, 1997). In 2007, she collaborated with the
Colombian ensemble Música Ficta on the CD Del mar del alma, which features repertory from the
archives of Bogotá Cathedral dating from the Colonial period. In 2009, Claudia and her ensemble
Esfera Armoniosa recorded their first CD, Io vo Cantar, featuring Italian music of the early 17th century.
In July 2009, Claudia moved to US to continue pursuing professional and personal goals. She is
currently on the faculty of the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View. She also
teaches frequently at various Recorder Societies and has performed with a number of groups in
California, including the California Bach Society.
Rotem Gilbert (week 1 and 2)
Rotem Gilbert, recorder and double reeds, is a native of Haifa, Israel, and a
founding member of Ciaramella. 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, The King's Noyse, The Newberry Consort and Capilla Flamenca, and has been
featured as a soloist for the Pittsburgh Opera (L'incoronazione di Poppea), the LA Opera
(Britten's Noye's Fludde, Handel's Tamerlano, and the Play of Daniel), and Musica Angelica
(Brandenburg No. 4 and a Telemann Concerto). Last season she performed as soloist in an
all-Handel program with the LA Philharmonic, as she did in earlier concerts, including Living Toys
by Thomas Adès and The Flowering Tree by John Adams.
After studies on recorder at Mannes College
of Music in New York, Rotem 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 is an assistant professor at the USC Thornton School of Music
where she teaches baroque and Renaissance performance practice courses and is an instructor of early
winds. Rotem received the 2012 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching at USC. She has been a regular
faculty member of early music workshops in San Diego, Seattle, Madison, Amherst, and Ayala (Israel)
and is currently the co-director of the SFEMS Recorder Workshop. Rotem can be heard on the Deutsche
Grammophon's Archiv, Passacaille, Musica Americana, Dorian, Naxos and Yarlung labels.
Greg Ingles (week 2)
Greg Ingles attended the Interlochen Arts Academy and graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory.
Two days after graduation he won the position of Solo Trombone in the Hofer Symphoniker in Hof,
Germany. Greg received both a Masters and Doctorate in trombone performance at SUNY Stony Brook,
specializing in historical performance. He is a member of Piffaro and Ciaramella and has played
with the American Bach Soloists, Chatham Baroque, Chiaroscuro, Concerto Palatino, Quicksilver
and Tafelmusik. Greg is Music Director of the Dark Horse Consort, an ensemble devoted to rarely
performed brass music of the 17th century. Adjunct trombone professor at Hofstra University for
over a decade, he is the newly appointed Lecturer in Sackbut at Boston University. He now
teaches sackbut at the Madison Early Music Festival each summer and the Amherst Early Music
Shira Kammen (week 2)
Multi-instrumentalist and occasional vocalist Shira Kammen has spent well over half her
life exploring the worlds of early and traditional music. A member for many years of the renowned medieval music groups Project Ars Nova, Ensemble Alcatraz, and Medieval Strings, she also has worked with Sequentia, Hesperion XX, the Boston Camerata, Anonymous IV, the King's Noyse, the Newberry and Folger Consorts, the Oregon, California and San Francisco Shakespeare Festivals, and the Balkan group Kitka. She 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 and Japan, and on the Colorado, Rogue, Green, Grande Ronde, East Carson and Klamath Rivers.
Shira happily collaborated with singer/storyteller John Fleagle for fifteen years, and
performs now with several groups: a medieval ensemble, Fortune's Wheel: a new music group,
Ephemeros; an eclectic ethnic band, Panacea; and the early music ensembles Sitka Trio,
Calextone, Cançonièr, and In Bocca al Lupo. She also collaborates frequently with
performers such as storyteller/harpist Patrick Ball, medieval music expert
Margriet Tindemans, and in many theatrical and dance productions, including the
California Revels and The American Repertory Ballet Company. She has worked with students
in many different settings, among them teaching summer music workshops in the woods,
coaching students of early music in such schools as Yale University, Case Western,
and the University of Oregon, and working at specialized seminars at the
Fondazione Cini in Venice, Italy and the Scuola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland.
She has played on several television and movie soundtracks, including O, a modern high
school-setting of Othello, and The Nativity Story, and has accompanied many diverse
in recording projects, among them singers Azam Ali and Joanna Newsom. Some of her original
music can be heard in an independent film about fans of the work of JRR Tolkien.
The strangest place Shira has played is in the elephant pit of the Jerusalem Zoo.
She has recently taken courses in Taiko drumming and voiceover acting.
Laura Kuhlman (week 1 and 2)
Laura Kuhlman has enjoyed a career in music that started as early as fourth grade,
when she received her first flute. Since then it has been a love affair with music that has
spanned many years and just as many genres. Laura obtained an A.A. degree from Cottey College
in Nevada, Missouri and a B.Music degree from Pittsburg State University, in Pittsburg,
Kansas. She has studied with flute teachers Charles Delaney, John MacKay and John Fonville.
Early music instructors have included Marion Verbruggen, Frans Brüggen, Daniel Brüggen,
Robert Wiemken and Joan Kimball.
Post graduation, Laura returned to the Chicago area and began performing as a woodwind
doubler with pit orchestras throughout the area including Pheasant Run, Oak Park & River
Forest Stage Productions, College of DuPage, Morton and Elgin Community Colleges. Laura
is the director of the popular Sounds of Silver Flute Quartet, where she not only plays
alto and bass flutes but also arranges much of the music for the quartet.
Laura has enjoyed freelance partnerships with several early music ensembles in the
Chicago area including the Burgundian Ensemble, Masqued Phoenix, and the Too Early Consort.
In 2011, Laura performed with members of Lizodes in Ecuador and in 2012 with members of
Piffaro for the Washington, DC Revels. In 2009, Laura formed the Milwaukee Renaissance
Band, which has debuted at several venues in the Milwaukee area, including a performance
for the Early Music Now annual fundraising dinner and Midsummers Music Festival in
Door County Wisconsin. With the MRB, Laura specializes on shawms, dulcians, crumhorns,
recorders and an occasional bagpipe.
Laura is currently music director for the West Suburban Early Music Society and
President of the American Recorder Society. She sits on the Board of the
Madison Early Music Festival and the Whitewater Early Music Festival, where she is also
an instructor. Along with Juan Carlos Arango and Robert Wiemken, Laura organizes the
Indiana Early Double Reed Workshop, now in its 6th season. She is also a Board member
for Early Music In Motion in Indiana. Laura has taught flute at the Three Rivers
Saxophone Quartet Workshop, the Lake Forest Suzuki Summer Workshop and summer band
programs in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn, IL, and most recently the Kalamazoo Recorder Workshop
and Columbia Gorge Recorder Workshop in Portland, OR.
She teaches privately in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn and is an adjudicator for the
Illinois Grade School Association's Solo and Ensemble Contests. When she is not
playing her instruments, Laura indulges in long distance bicycle touring and racing.
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,
among others. 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 60 recordings.
Matthias Maute (week 1)
Matthias Maute has earned international stature as one of the finest recorder and baroque
flute players of his generation and more recently as a composer and director. He was 1990
First Prize winner in the soloist category at the renowned Early Music Competition in
Bruges, Belgium, and made his debut at Lincoln Center in December, 2008. In 2003 and 2005,
he was the featured recorder soloist at the Boston Early Music Festival. In Canada he has
performed at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Festival International du Domaine Forget,
and Elora Festival, among others. Mr. Maute is also esteemed for his creative artistic
direction of Ensemble Caprice, known for its ingenious, often cross-cultural programming;
the ensemble performs frequently at major festivals around the world. Under his
direction, Ensemble Caprice was awarded the prestigious 2009 JUNO Award for
"Best Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance" for its CD
Gloria! Vivaldi's Angels on the Analekta label.
To these achievements Mr. Maute has added choir and orchestra direction, to which
he has devoted much of his time the past several years. This has allowed him to
focus on large-scale projects, directing such works as Bach's B Minor Mass,
Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks and Zelenka's Miserere.
Matthias Maute's compositions hold an important place in the world of contemporary
recorder music and are published by Breitkopf & Härtel, Amadeus, Moeck and Carus.
He has made some twenty recordings on the Analekta, Vanguard Classics, Bella Musica,
Dorian, Bridge and Atma Classique labels. Mr. Maute is a professor at
McGill University in Montreal and guest professor at Université de Montréal.
Hanneke van Proosdij (week 1 and 2)
Hanneke van Proosdij is renowned for the elegance, virtuosity, and expressiveness
of her playing. She performs regularly as soloist and continuo specialist 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, the Dallas Symphony, Gewandhaus Orchester
and the Arcadian Academy. Together with her husband, David Tayler, Hanneke co-founded and
co-directs Voices of Music. With over ten million viewers worldwide, Voices of Music
is the most popular Early Music ensemble in the United States. She also is a co-founder
of the Junior Recorder Society in the East Bay and directs, together with Rotem Gilbert,
the SFEMS Recorder Workshop. Hanneke teaches recorder at UC Berkeley and has been a guest
professor at Stanford, Oberlin, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, University of
Wisconsin and the University of Vermont. Hanneke enjoys reading books, downhill skiing and hiking.
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