Katherine Kyme is a principal violinist and soloist with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and with the American Bach Soloists. An advocate of contemporary music, she has appeared with EARPLAY, the Stanford New Music Ensemble, and the Berkeley Contemporary Music Players, among many other groups. She currently conducts two youth orchestras connected with the California Youth Symphony, reflecting her commitment to training young musicians. She studied violin at UC Berkeley, Yale University, and in Vienna.
Charlene Brendler, founder of the Streicher Trio, performs on and teaches both fortepiano and harpsichord. She has made numerous appearances on both instruments as a recitalist, an ensemble member, and as a soloist with orchestras. She also enjoys collaborating in lieder recitals. Recordings with the Streicher Trio include three Trios of Mozart, Trios of Louise Farrenc and Clara Schumann, and Musica da Camera, a collection of seventeenth and eighteenth-century chamber music from the Frank de Bellis Collection in San Francisco. She teaches harpsichord and fortepiano at UC Berkeley, and Music History at the Crowden School. She studied early keyboard instruments in New York, London, and Amsterdam.
Joanna Blendulf, a native of Sweden, performs with chamber ensembles and orchestras across the nation, including the Portland Baroque Orchestra, the American Bach Soloists, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Jubilate Baroque Orchestra, and the San Francisco Bach Choir. Joanna is also an active chamber musician, touring with Mirabile, American Baroque, Reconstruction, Musica Pacifica, and the Streicher Trio. She was named runner-up in the 2002EMA/Dorian Competition for her recording of the Triemer cello sonatas. She received her training at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University.