Gesa Kordes, baroque violin

GESA KORDES performs with numerous chamber ensembles and Baroque Orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Washington Bach Consort, Ensemble Musical Offering, Muses’ Delight, Opera Lafayette, Ensemble Tra i Tempi, and the Rheinisches Barockorchester Bonn, as well as the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. She has toured as soloist and chamber musician in the U.S., Central America, Europe, and Israel and has recorded for NPR, harmonia mundi, FONO, Dorian, and Naxos. She performs frequently at international music festivals, such as the Bloomington, Berkeley, and Boston Early Music Festivals, the Staunton Music Festival, Troisdorf Barock, and the Carmel and Victoria Bach Festival.

Since 1998, Gesa has been increasingly in demand as teacher and as ensemble director of chamber groups and period orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. After teaching at Indiana University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she joined the faculty of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in August 2009 as the director of the newly-founded Early Chamber Ensemble program.

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