Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale

Orchestra musicians and Chorale members are listed here. Some of our musicians perform on more than one instrument. Profiles can be viewed for many of our musicians.

Our musicians perform on instruments appropriate to the period. In some cases, the instruments are historical treasures dating from the baroque and classical eras. In other cases, the instruments have been produced by modern craftsmen working in the historical tradition. We note the makers of our musicians’ instruments.

Orchestra Musicians

Violin Family:
Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Bass

Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, Recorder, Clarinet, Bassoon

Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Ophicleide


Lute Family:

Organ, Harpsichord

Philharmonia Chorale



About the Violin

Elizabeth Blumenstock
Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, Italy, 1660

Maria Caswell
Antoni Rief, Vils, Austria (Tyrol), 1725

Joseph Edelberg
Jacob Stainer, Absam, Austria, 1673

Jolianne von Einem
Rowland Ross, Guilford, England, 1979 (after Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, Italy)

Cynthia Freivogel
Johann Paul Schorn, Salzburg, Austria, 1715

Lisa Grodin
Paulo Antonio Testore, Contrada, Larga di Milano, Italy, 1736

Katherine Kyme
Johann Gottlob Pfretzichner, Mittenwald, Germany, 1791

Tyler Lewis
Timothy Johnson, Hewitt, Texas, 2009 (after Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, Italy, 17th century)

Anthony Martin
Thomas Oliver Croen, Walnut Creek, California, 2005 (after Francesco Gobetti, Venice, Italy, 1717)

Carla Moore
Johann Georg Thir, Vienna, Austria, 1754

Maxine Nemerovski
Timothy Johnson, Bloomington, Indiana, 1999 (after Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, Italy, 17th century)

Cynthia Roberts
Lorenzo and Tomasso Carcassi, Florence, Italy, 1760

Sandra Schwarz
Rowland Ross, Portsmouth, England, 1987 (after Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, Italy)

Laurie Young Stevens
Anonymous maker, Paris, France, c. 1720s

Sara Usher
Desiderio Quercetani, Parma, Italy, 2001

Lisa Weiss
Rowland Ross, Portsmouth, England, 1989 (after Nicolo Amati, Cremona, Italy)

Aaron Westman
Dmitry Badiarov, Brussels, Belgium, 2003 (after Antonia Bagatella, Padua, Italy, c. 1750)

David Wilson
Timothy Johnson, Hewitt, Texas, 2007 (after Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, Italy, 17th century)

Alicia Yang
Richard Duke, London, England, 1762


About the Viola

David Daniel Bowes
Richard Duke, London, England, c. 1780

Maria Caswell
William Old, Falmouth, England, 1895

Lisa Grodin
Mathias Eberl, Salzburg, Austria, 1680

Anthony Martin
Aegidius Kloz, Mittenwald, Germany, 1790

Ellie Nishi
Anonymous maker, Germany, 18th century

David Sego
Colin Nicholls, London, England, 1980 (after N. Amati, Italy)


About the Violoncello

Phoebe Carrai
Anonymous maker, Italy, 1690

David Goldblatt
Anonymous maker, Germany, c. 1665

Paul Hale
Joseph Grubaugh and Sigrun Seifert, Petaluma, California, 1988 (after Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, Italy)

Robert Howard
Anonymous maker, Italy, c. 1750

Farley Pearce
Antonio Gaccias Rosius, Mendocino, California, 1988 (after Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, Italy)

William Skeen
Anonymous, Italy, c. 1680

Tanya Tomkins
Lockey Hill, London, England, 1798


About the Bass

Joshua Lee
John Pickering, Greenmont, New Hampshire, 1783

Kristin Zoernig
Joseph Wrent, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1648


About the Flute

Mindy Rosenfeld
Stefan Beck, Berlin, Germany, 2008 (after Johann Joachim Quantz, Germany (Prussian Court), Germany, c. 1750)

Stephen Schultz
Roderick Cameron, Mendocino, California, 2008 (after P. Bressan, London, England, c. 1720)

Janet See
Roderick Cameron, Mendocino, California, 1997 (after P. Bressan)


About the Piccolo

Mindy Rosenfeld
Robert Claire, Oakland, California, 1985

Stephen Schultz
Robert Claire, Oakland, California, 1985


About the Oboe

Stephen Bard
Joel Robinson, New York, New York, 2003 (after German (Saxony) models, c. 1720)

Michael DuPree
H. A. vas Dias, Decatur, Georgia, 1982 (after Thomas Stanesby Sr., England, c. 1700)

Gonzalo Ruiz
Levin & Robinson, New York, New York, 1989 (after German (Saxony) models, c. 1720)

Marc Schachman
H. A. Vas Dias, Decatur, Georgia, 1977 (after Thomas Stanesby, England, c. 1710)


About the Recorder

Judith Linsenberg
Joachim Rohmer, Celle, Germany, 2003 (after P. Bressan, c. 1715)
Jean-luc Boudreau, Rosemere, Quebec, Canada, 2007 (after J. Steenbergen, Amsterdam)

Hanneke van Proosdij
Peter van der Poel, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2005 (after Thomas Stanesby Jr., London, England, 1725)


About the Clarinet

Diane Heffner
Daniel Bangham, Cambridge, England, 1993 (after Heinrich Grenser, Dresden, Germany, c. 1810)

Eric Hoeprich
A. Grenser, Dresden, Germany, c. 1785


About the Bassoon

Marilyn Boenau
Peter de Koningh, Hall, Holland, 1995 (after Heinrich Grenser, Germany)

Danny Bond

Peter de Koningh, Hall, Holland, 1981 (after Heinrich Grenser, Germany, 1800)


About the Horn

Paul Avril
Lowell Greer, Detroit, Michigan, 1982 (after anonymous maker, Vienna, Austria, c. 1750)

John Boden
Richard Seraphinoff, Bloomington, Indiana (after J. W. Haas)

Alexandra Cook
Richard Seraphinoff, Bloomington, Indiana (after A. Halari)

R. J. Kelley
Richard Seraphinoff, Bloomington, Indiana, 2006 (after Hoffmaster, England, c. 1740)


About the Trumpet

William Harvey
Keavy Vanryne, London, England, 2003 (after Johann Wilhelm Hass, Nuremberg, Germany, c. 1710-1720)

Fred Holmgren
Fred Holmgren, Massachusetts, 2005 (after Johann Leonhard Ehe III, Nuremberg, Germany, 1746)

Kathryn James-Adduci
Rainer Egger, Basel, Switzerland, 2006 (after Johann Leonhard Ehe III, Nuremberg, Germany, 1748)

John Thiessen

Rainer Egger, Basel, Switzerland, 2004 (after Johann Leonhard Ehe III, Nuremberg, Germany, 1746)


About the Trombone

Richard Cheetham
Ewald Meinl, Geretsried, Germany, 1998 (after Anton Drewelwecz, Nuremberg, Germany, 1595)

MacDowell Kenley
Meinl und Lauber, Geretsried, Germany, 1973 (after Sebastian Hainlein Sr., 1627)

Douglas Thorley
John Webb, Wilshire, England, 1990 (after Isaac Ehe, Nuremberg, Germany, c. 1618)


About the Ophicleide

Douglas Yeo
Ophicleide in C, Roehn, Paris, France, c. 1855


About the Timpani

Todd Manley
Pete Woods, Aldershot, England, 1996; (after 18th-century continental European, hand-tuned examples)

Kent Reed
Anonymous, England, c. 1840


About the Theorbo

David Taylor
Andreas van Holst, Munich, Germany, 2004 (after Magno Tieffenbrucker, Venice, Italy, 1610)


About the Organ

Hanneke van Proosdij
Winold van der Putten, Finsterwolde, Netherlands, 2004 (after early
18th-century northern German examples)


About the Harpsichord

Nicholas McGegan (Music Director)
John Phillips, Berkeley, California, 1996 (after Giusti, Italy, 17th century)

Hanneke van Proosdij
Johannes Klinkhamer, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2000 (after Bartolomeo Cristofori, Florence, Italy, 1725)

Charles Sherman
John Phillips, Berkeley, California, 1986 (after Albert Delin, Tournai, Belgium, 1768)

Philharmonia Chorale

Philharmonia Chorale


Angela Arnold
Jennifer Ashworth
Tonia D’Amelio
Claire Kelm
Helene Zindarsian
Angelique Zuluaga


Daniel Cromeenes
Elliot Franks
Katherine McKee
Eric Tuan
Heidi Waterman
Jacque Wilson


Matthew Curtis
Kevin Gibbs
Jimmy Kansau
David Kurtenbach
Mark Mueller
Brian Thorsett


John Bischoff
Randall Bunnell
Jeffrey Fields
Tom Hart
James Monios
Chad Runyon