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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.

Violin Family:
Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Bass

Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, Recorder, Clarinet, Bassoon

Horn, Trumpet


Lute Family:

Organ, Harpsichord


About the Violin

Elizabeth Blumenstock
Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, Italy, 1660; on loan from Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Period Instrument Trust

Keats Dieffenbach

Joseph Edelberg
Anonymous, France, 18th century

Jolianne von Einem
Rowland Ross, Guilford, England, 1979; after A. Stradivari, Cremona, Italy

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

Chloe Kim

Katherine Kyme
Carlo Antonio Testore, Milan, Italy, 1720

Tyler Lewis
Anonymous, Italy c. 1800

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
David Tecchler, Rome, Italy, 1733

Linda Quan
Jacob Stainer, Absam, Tyrol, 1655

David Sego
Josephus Pauli, Linz, Austria, 1732

Noah Strick
Celia Bridges, Cologne, Germany, 1988

Anna Washburn
Anonymous, Tyrol, Italy, c. 1760

Lisa Weiss
Anonymous; after Testore

Sara Usher
Desiderio Quercetani, Parma, Italy, 2001; after A. Stradivari

Alicia Yang
Richard Duke, London, 1762


About the Viola

Maria Caswell
Anonymous, Mittenwald, Germany, c. 1800

Stephen Goist
André Mehler, Leipzig, Germany, 2018; after Matteo Goffriller, Venice, Italy, 1720

Lisa Grodin
Mathias Eberl, Salzburg, Austria, 1680

Gail Hernandez Rosa

Anthony Martin
Aegidius Kloz, Mittenwald, Germany, 1790

Ellie Nishi
Anonymous, Germany, 18th century

Jessica Troy
Timothy Johnston, Hewitt, Texas, 2006; based on “Conte Vitale” viola, Andrea Guarneri, 1676

Aaron Westman
Anonymous, Tyrol, Italy, c. 1760


About the Violoncello

Keiran Campbell
Timothy Johnson, Connecticut, 2018; after Nicolo Gagliano, 1785

Phoebe Carrai
Anonymous, Italy, c. 1690

Paul Hale
Joseph Grubaugh and Sigrun Seifert, Petaluma, California, 1988; after A. Stradivari

Robert Howard
Anonymous, Venice, Italy, 1750

William Skeen
Anonymous, Northern Italy, c. 1680


About the Bass

Richard Duke
Randy Urbano, 2003; after Carlo Giuseppe, Testore, 1750

Dave Horn
Jay Haide, El Cerrito, California, 2009

Anthony Manzo
Tom Wolf, 2007; after Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, Tanegia, 1766

Michael Minor
Anonymous, Brescia, 17th century

Kristin Zoernig
Joseph Wrent, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1648


About the Flute

Joseph Monticello
Rudolf Tutz, Jr., 2016; after H. Grenser, ca. 1810

Mindy Rosenfeld
Roderick Cameron, Mendocino, California, 1985; after G. A. Rottenburgh, Brussels, Belgium, c. 1745

Stephen Schultz
Martin Wenner, Singen, Germany, 2012; after Carlo Palanca, Turin, Italy, c. 1750

Janet See
Martin Wenner, Singen, Germany, 2012; after Carlo Palanca, c. 1740


About the Piccolo

Mindy Rosenfeld
Robert Claire, Oakland, California, 1985

Stephen Schultz
Robert Claire, Oakland, California, 1985


About the Oboe

David Dickey
Randy Cook, Basel, Switzerland, 2008; after Jonathan Bradbury, London, England, c. 1720

Gonzalo X. Ruiz
Joel Robinson, New York, 1990; after Saxon models, c. 1720

Marc Schachman
H. A. Vas Dias, Decatur, Georgia, 2001; after Thomas Stanesby, England, c. 1710


About the Clarinet

Diane Heffner
Daniel Bangham, Cambridge, England, 1993; after H. Grenser, Dresden, Germany, c. 1810

Eric Hoeprich
A. Grenser, Dresden, c. 1785


About the Bassoon

Danny Bond
Peter de Koningh, Hall, Holland, 1978; after Prudent, Paris, France, c. 1760

Andrew Schwartz
Guntram Wolf, Kronach, Germany, 2007; after Grenser


About the Horn

Alex Cook
Richard Seraphinoff, Bloomington, Indiana; after L. Uhlmann

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


Greg Ingles
Adolf Egger, Basel, Switzerland, 2001; after Johann Joseph Schmied

Mack Ramsey
Ewald Meinl, Geretsried, Germany, 1999; bass sackbut after Oller 1630

Erik Schmalz
Ewald Meinl, Geretsried, Germany, 2005; after late 18th century originals


About the Trumpet

Kathryn Adduci
Rainer Egger, Basel, Switzerland, 2006; after Johann Leonhard Ehe III, Nuremberg, Germany, 1748

Dominic Favia
Rainer Egger, Basel, Switzerland, 2015; after Johann Leonhard Ehe II, Nuremberg, Germany, 1724

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

John Thiessen
Rainer Egger, Basel, Switzerland, 2003; after Johann Leonhard Ehe III, Nuremberg, Germany, 1746


About the Timpani

Allen Biggs

Todd Manley

Kent Reed


About the Theorbo

Adam Cockerham
Mel Wong after Tieffenbrucher, San Francisco, 2013

Arash Noori

David Tayler
Andreas van Holst, Munich, Germany, 2004; after Magno Tieffenbrucker, Venice, Italy, 1610


About the Harpsichord
About the Organ

Hanneke van Proosdij

Jory Vinikour


Christopher Layer


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