Karen Flint, harpsichordist and Artistic Director of Brandywine Baroque since its founding, has performed as soloist with the Delaware Symphony, Newark Symphony and with the University of Delaware Chamber Orchestra. With her ensemble she has made guest appearances with Coastal Concerts, Chorale Delaware, Mid-Atlantic Chamber Music Society and at the Boston Early Music Festival. Ms. Flint has degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The University of Michigan and teaches harpsichord at the University of Delaware.
Her recordings include: The Complete Works for Harpsichord , vol. 1 of Jacques Champion de Chambonnières; The Complete Works for Harpsichord of Nicolas Lebègue and Jacques Hardel, Complete Works for Harpsichord by Elizabeth Jacquet de La Guerre; Les Piéces de Clavessin by Jacques Champion de Chambonnières; Corelli Violin Sonatas Op. 5, 1-6; Cantates Françoises, Vol. 1; The Complete Harpsichord Concertos by J. S. Bach; Love in Arcadia: Duets and Trios by G. F. Handel; Boismortier Cello Sonatas; Oh! The Sweet Delights of Love: Music by Purcell; The Lass with the Delicate Air and C. P. E. Bach Trio Sonatas on the Plectra label; and The Jane Austen Songbook with Julianne Baird on the Albany label.
Tenor Tony Boutté has performed as soloist with Les Arts Florissants, Tafelmusik, Les Talens Lyriques, Opera Lafayette, Washington Bach Consort, New York Collegium, Les Violons du Roy, Boston Baroque, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Musica Angelica. His recordings and performances of contemporary works include John Eaton’s Benjamin Button (Symphony Space), Arjuna’s Dilemma by Douglas Cuomo (BAM), Michael Gordon’s Chaos, Betsy Jolas’ Motet III, Bang on a Can’s Carbon Copy Building and In the Penal Colony by Philip Glass. A prolific recording artist, Tony has recorded a wide range of material, from Bach’s St. John Passion (Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra) and operas by Lully (Armide) and Sacchini (Oedipe à Colone) to world premier recordings of Carbon Copy Building, Arjuna’s Dilemma, and Einstein’s Inconsistency by Thomas Sleeper.
A native of Louisiana, Tony Boutté holds a BA from Louisiana Tech University, an MM from Eastman School of Music, and a DMA from University of Maryland. Tony also studied at the Britten-Pears School (Aldeburgh, UK). Tony has taught at University of Miami, University of Delaware, Towson University and University of Maryland. He is currently Associate Professor of Music at Sam Houston State University (Texas). For more information, visit www.tonyboutte.com.
Violinist Martin Davids is a member of Brandywine Baroque and the Director of Callipygian Players, Chicago’s premier Baroque chamber music ensemble. Mr. Davids is concertmaster of Chicago Galant Consort, Bach Collegium of Fort Wayne, Janus Ensemble, Reno Baroque Ensemble (NV), and the Bach Institute Players at Valparaiso University. He is principal second violin with Haymarket Opera Company and Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado and also plays with Ars Antigua and Music of the Baroque in Chicago. His recordings can be found on the Musica Omnia, Albany, Plectra, Cedille and Sonabilis labels. Mr. Davids is a founding member of the award winning electric Baroque ensemble, Discontinuo, and is in demand as an electric violinist. He performs on a Baroque violin by Ferdinando Alberti, dated 1750. Find out more about Marty HERE.
Flutist Eileen Grycky is Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Delaware where she teaches baroque flute and coaches baroque chamber ensembles in addition to teaching the modern flute. She is a recipient of the University’s Excellence in Teaching Award and performs with two ensembles-in-residence at UD. Ms. Grycky is a member of the orchestra of Opera Philadelphia and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as a soloist on several occasions with the Delaware Symphony, the Mozart Orchestra of Philadelphia, Ensemble American in Montclair, New Jersey and the Newark Symphony in Delaware. In 2009 she was awarded an Established Artist Fellowship by the Delaware State Arts Council. Ms. Grycky appears on numerous recordings with Brandywine Baroque, the Taggart-Grycky Duo, and the Del’Arte Wind Quintet. She is graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and New England Conservatory. Her baroque flutes are made by Folkers and Powell, John Gallagher and Roderick Cameron.
Praised for her “sparkle and humor, radiance and magnetism” and hailed for "a voice equally velvety up and down the registers", soprano Laura Heimes is widely regarded as an artist of great versatility, with repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. She has collaborated with many of the leading figures in early music and has been heard at the Boston, Berkeley, Connecticut and Indianapolis Early Music Festivals. In addition, Ms. Heimes has performed at the Oregon and Philadelphia Bach Festivals under the baton of Helmuth Rilling, the Carmel Bach Festival under Bruno Weil and Paul Goodwin, and in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil. With the Philadelphia Orchestra she appeared as Mrs. Nordstrom in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in Handel's Messiah and in December 2011 she appeared in the acclaimed staged production of the same work with the Pittsburgh Symphony under Maestro Honeck. Ms. Heimes has recorded for Dorian, Pro Gloria Musicae, Plectra Music, Sonabilis, Albany, Avian and Zefiro records. For more information visit www.lauraheimes.com.
Edwin Huizinga, violin, has made Toronto his home base after having spent several years in the United States studying at the Oberlin and San Francisco Conservatories. Edwin has performed throughout Canada, Europe and Asia with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Aradia Ensemble, Georgetown Bach Chorale and ifuriosi. Edwin has performed with the Oberlin Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco Baroque Orchestra, Sacremento Baroque Soloists, Note Bene Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco Bach Choir, the San Bernardino Symphony and the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra. Edwin frequently works with Elizabeth Wallfisch and appeared in concert with Gustav Leonhardt in one of his final performances. This past season Edwin made his Carnegie Hall debut in a performance with the Theatre of Early Music working alongside Daniel Taylor and Cynthia Roberts. Edwin also performs and tours with an Indie Rock band called The Wooden Sky. This past season Edwin has also been performing and touring with a chamber orchestra called The Knights NYC, their latest trio of performances were at the 2012 Ravinia festival in Chicago with featured soloists Yo Yo Ma, Itzaak Perlman and Dawn Upshaw.
Edwin is a founding member of the Classical Revolution movement, a program working to bring chamber music closer to the public. Upcoming performances include recitals and concerts with Tafelmusik, the Knights, the Theatre of Early Music, Aradia Ensemble and the Academy Chamber Players.
Find out more about Edwin at www.edwinhuizinga.com/
John Mark Rozendaal
John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba, specializes in teaching and performing stringed instrument music from the Baroque and Renaissance eras. As founding Artistic Director of Chicago Baroque Ensemble, he performed and led seven seasons of subscription concerts, educational programs, radio broadcasts, and recordings for the Cedille and Centaur labels. Mr. Rozendaal served as principal violoncellist of The City Musick and Basically Bach, and has performed both solo and continuo roles with many period instrument ensembles, including the Newberry Consort, Orpheus Band, and the King's Noyse, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, the Catacoustic Consort, Philomel, Parthenia, The New York Consort of Viols, Empire Viols and the Kansas City Chorale. He is a member of Brandywine Baroque as well as Trio Settecento with violinist Rachel Barton Pine and harpsichordist David Schrader, and the consort, LeStrange Viols.
Visit John Mark's website HERE.