Carol Lewis plays and teaches all sizes of viola da gamba, from the tiny pardessus to the seven-string bass viol. A native New Englander, she studied at Wellesley College and the New England Conservatory of Music, before spending several years studying and performing in Europe. She has performed and recorded with prominent musical ensembles, including Hespèrion XX, the Boston Camerata, and Capriccio Stravagante, and has traveled throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East.
Lawrence (Larry) Zukof (recorder and voice) has performed extensively with numerous renowned professional performing groups. He toured the U.S. and Europe with the Boston Camerata and has been a recorder soloist with Civic Orchestra of Boston, Orchestra New England, the Baroque Orchestra of Holy Lutheran and Trinity Church. He sang regularly with the Pro-Arte Singers, Connecticut’s pre-eminent professional chamber choir. As a singer and recorder soloist, Mr. Zukof has also performed with Cappela Cantorum and at the Yale Norfolk Summer Festival,
Eric Haas has taught at New England Conservatory, Tufts University and Wheaton College, as well as numerous early music workshops, including Amherst Early Music, the Long Island Recorder Festival and the Mideast Workshop. Mr. Haas is well known for his many transcriptions and editions for recorder. He performs on recorder and early flutes with lutenist Chris Henriksen as Pentimento and with the Renaissance flute consort Travessada. He served for many years as Music Director of the Boston Recorder Society and manages the retail division of the von Huene Workshop,
Jan Elliott began her recorder studies at age 3. Her first teachers were Ruth Guillard, student of Bernard Krainis (and wife of a founding Pinewoods Morris Man), and school music teacher and early music specialist Patricia C. Brown. Later she explored advanced baroque repertoire with W. Britt Wheeler at Wesleyan University, earning a BA in music and education. Her MA thesis from UCLA focused on dance/music relations, and she happily straddles both worlds. She currently maintains an active private studio and teaches music at elementary and middle school levels.
Karen Burciaga enjoys bridging the worlds of classical and folk music. She holds a BM from Vanderbilt University and an MM in Early Music Performance from the Longy School of Music, where she studied Baroque violin with Dana Maiben, viol with Jane Hershey, and historical dance with Ken Pierce. She has performed with The King’s Noyse, Grand Harmonie, Arcadia Players, Meravelha, Austin Baroque Orchestra, La Follia, and period ensembles in New England and Texas.
Bruce Hamilton is a well-respected teacher of English and Scottish dancing with 50 years’ experience across 5 countries. He has launched classes, trained teachers, programmed camps, coached performing groups and adjudicated festivals.
A retired research scientist, Bruce is always looking for new ways to understand and present ideas. He tries to weave many threads besides technique and choreography into his lessons. Music, sociability and physiology are his current favorites. People often say they come away with things to think about and ways to grow.
Jacqueline Schwab enjoys encouraging musicians of many ages and levels of experience to play with energy, confidence, flow and joy. She is a founding member of Bare Necessities and has been an English country dance musician for over 30 years and also has played for Scottish, contra, vintage, ballet and modern dance. She has been widely heard on the soundtracks to over a dozen of Ken Burns’s PBS documentaries (including The Civil War,
Anne Timberlake has appeared across the United States performing repertoire from Bach to twenty-first-century premieres to Celtic tunes. She holds degrees in recorder performance from Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied with Alison Melville, and Indiana University, where she studied with Eva Legene and won the 2007 Early Music Institute Concerto Competition. Critics have praised her “fine technique and stylishness,” “unexpectedly rich lyricism” (Letter V), and “dazzling playing” (Chicago Classical Review). Anne has received awards from the American Recorder Society and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts,
Lisa Terry (viola da gamba, violoncello) practices, performs and teaches viola da gamba and violoncello in New York City, where she is a member of Parthenia and the Dryden Ensemble (Princeton). Lisa is principal cellist and viol soloist with Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia’s baroque orchestra, and she serves the Viola da Gamba Society of America as President. Lisa teaches viola da gamba and cello privately in New York and at workshops around the country,