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David Hunt is a freelance musician and scholar resident in Charleston, SC. He has studied the viola da gamba privately with Gail Schroeder and with Jane Hershey at Longy School of Music, where he obtained a Performance Diploma and a Masters in Early Music. He has appeared with Harvard Baroque, Grand Harmonie, The Cavalier Consort, Boston Camerata, Charleston Bach Society, and The Spartina Consort. He is Cantor at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist.
New Zealand-born keyboardist Jonathan Oddie is in demand across the United States as a soloist and collaborative artist on harpsichord, fortepiano and continuo organ. He has performed as a featured soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta and Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island, and as a chamber musician with Gallery Concerts Seattle, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Whidbey Island Music Festival, and Salish Sea Early Music Festival. As an orchestral musician he performs regularly with the Portland Baroque Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony.
Miyo Aoki is a dedicated recorder player and teacher, performing music ranging from medieval to modern and teaching students of all ages and levels. She is a member of the Farallon Recorder Quartet and has performed in the US, Germany, and Poland, with groups including The Eurasia Consort, Utopia Early Music, and Gamut Bach Ensemble; and at the Bloomington Early Music Festival and Whidbey Island Music Festival. She has premiered works by contemporary composers Natalie Williams,
Ben Matus (winds) enjoys a varied career in music: bringing to life music regardless of whether it was written in the Middle Ages or yesterday. Ben performs with early music groups on various bassoons, dulcians, shawms, recorders, bagpipes, and whatever instruments he can get his hands on along the East Coast—including Alkemie, Early Music New York, New York Baroque Incorporated, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, The Clarion Society, Opera Lafayette, The Washington Bach Consort, The Handel and Haydn Society,
Niccolo Seligmann (they/them) is currently the most widely-heard medieval fiddler in the world, featured in soundtracks from Netflix’s The Witcher, Firaxis Games’ Civilization VI, Obsidian Entertainment’s Pentiment, and many more big-budget and indie games, film, and streaming series. Niccolo’s opera & live theatre music includes Julie Monster: A Queer Baroque Opera, An Iliad, Minerva: Times Change, and a full-length electronic dance remix of Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet. They perform diverse genres nationally with early &
Lawrence Zukof (Larry) has performed extensively with numerous renowned professional performing groups on recorder, voice, and viola da gamba. He toured the US and Europe with the Boston Camerata and has been a recorder soloist with the Civic Orchestra of Boston, Orchestra New England, the Baroque Orchestra of Holy Lutheran and Trinity Church (NYC), and the Southern CT Camerata. He has sung with the Pro-Arte Singers, Connecticut’s professional chamber choir and with Yale Camerata,
Eric Haas has taught recorder and chamber music at New England Conservatory, Tufts University, Brandeis University and Wheaton College, and is a popular coach at early music workshops, including Amherst Early Music, the Long Island Recorder Festival, Pinewoods, and the Mideast Workshop. A talented composer and arranger, his ‘Five Variants on “Wondrous Love”‘ won both First and Audience prizes in the 1991 VdGSA Leo Traynor Competition for new works for viols. Mr. Haas has edited four volumes of solo repertoire for recorders and his many arrangements and transcriptions are played worldwide.
Karen Burciaga is an early strings specialist who bridges the worlds of classical and folk music. She is a founding member of Boston’s folk/early music ensemble Seven Times Salt and the viol consort Long & Away. Karen has performed on violin and viola da gamba across New England and Texas with groups including The King’s Noyse, Arcadia Players, Zenith Ensemble, Austin Baroque Orchestra, the Midwinter Revels, and others. A lifelong love of Celtic music led her into the world of fiddling and folk traditions.
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.