BARBARA BLAKER KRUMDIECK, CELLO, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where she studied cello with Katherine Scott, Mildred Rosner and Thomas Stauffer. She studied baroque cello at the Conservatory of Music in Hilversum, the Netherlands with Phoebe Carrai. While living in Europe, Barbara performed, toured and recorded with Concerto Koln. Krumdieck performs and has made several recordings with Ensemble Vermillian, a group she formed with her sister, recorder player Frances Blaker. Ensemble Vermillian has performed fringe concerts at both the Boston Early Music Festival and the Berkeley Early Music Festival. In addition to performing in numerous chamber ensembles throughout the southeast, Barbara is also co-founder and principal cellist of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra. She is currently the artistic director of Music at St. Alban’s and Music at St. Peter’s, concert series in Davidson and Charlotte, NC.