2018 NC HIP MUSIC FESTIVAL Artists

Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord

Elisabeth Wright has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and continuo improviser at numerous festivals and concert series around the world, including the Boston and Berkeley Early Music festivals, Tage alter Musik, Tanglewood, Mostly Mozart Festival, Aston Magna, Lufthansa of London, Santa Fe, Sydney, Early Music Vancouver, Festival de Musica...READ MORE

El Fuego

El Fuego (meaning ‘fire’ in Spanish) has impressed audiences with their synthesis of early music and folk styles; their versatility as singers and multi-instrumentalists is shown in their unique repertoire from Spain and the New World colonies. Now based in Chapel Hill, NC, Artistic Director Salomé Sandoval has received wide...READ MORE

Forgotten Clefs

Forgotten Clefs, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, promotes early music in the United States through performance, research, and educational outreach of pre-tonal musical traditions. Our approach to performance is based on scholarship and deep knowledge of repertoire, period music theory, and the abilities and functions of musicians from Medieval and Renaissance...READ MORE

Heartland Baroque

Bound by a passion for playing instrumental music of the 17th-Century, Heartland Baroque members Martha Perry and David Wilson, baroque violins, Keith Collins, dulcian, Barbara Krumdieck, baroque cello, and Billy Simms, theorbo are a dynamic instrumental chamber music ensemble made up of early music specialists from all over the United States....READ MORE

Barthold Kuijken, baroque flute and conductor

Barthold Kuijken (born 8 March 1949, Dilbeek) is a Belgian flautist and recorder player, known for playing baroque music on historical instruments and particularly known for pioneering this manner of performance with his brothers, cellist and viol player Wieland Kuijken and violinist Sigiswald Kuijken and the harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt. He...READ MORE

Andrea Edith Moore, soprano

Soprano Andrea Edith Moore (Sauerkraut, May 30, 2017) brings a “certain opalescence that is particularly served by her impressive phrasing and inherent musicality” to myriad leading roles including Pamina, Zerlina, The Countess, Anne Trulove and Manon among others. Ms. Moore is a regular singer with the North Carolina Opera where...READ MORE

Rachel Niketopoulos, horn

The seventh of eight children growing up in a house full of art, music, and bicycles in Davenport Iowa, Rachel Niketopoulos began playing the horn at age 11. She studied horn performance at the Universities of Iowa and Missouri (Kansas City). As a student, she attended the Music Academy of...READ MORE

Chris Caudill, horn

Christopher Caudill began playing the horn at age ten while living in London, England with his family. Piano and violin lessons failed to do the trick, but a London Symphony concert at the Barbican with famous soloist Barry Tuckwell made him fall in love with the horn. At Northwestern University...READ MORE

Allison Edberg Nyquist, violin and viola

Allison Edberg Nyquist’s violin playing has been described by The Chicago Sun Times as “impeccable, with unerring intonation and an austere beauty.” She is concertmaster of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and a member of Ensemble Voltaire, The Vivaldi Project, and Baroque Band (Chicago). She performs frequently with Chatham Baroque and...READ MORE

Kelly Nivison, baroque flute

Kelly Nivison performs with the Durham Symphony on flute and piccolo, performs regularly with the Fayetteville Symphony, and on traverso, she performs with the Raleigh Camerata, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, and the Catawba River Baroque. She teaches flute, clarinet, saxophone, and piano privately, and has previously served as the adjunct...READ MORE