Our Artists

BARBARA WEISS – harpsichord and organ

Barbara Weiss (British Baroque-ish, 5/30/19) has diverse musical experiences ranging from performing and recording classical Cambodian music to directing a Baroque opera company, to chairing a university early music program. She has served on the faculty of Oberlin Conservatory and the Peabody Institute, as well the Universities of Minnesota and...READ MORE

Stephanie Vial, baroque cello

Stephanie Vial, cellist,  (British Baroque-ish, 5/30/19) is the Assistant Director of the Vivaldi Project. A sought-after chamber musician and soloist, Vial has performed with many of North America’s period instrument ensembles including such groups as Quebec’s Les Violons du Roy, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, and the Apollo Ensemble. She has...READ MORE

GAIL ANN SCHROEDER – viola da gamba

Gail Ann Schroeder studied viola da gamba performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Brussels, Belgium, with Wieland Kuijken, obtaining her First Prize and Higher Diploma, with distinction; and subsequently taught viola da gamba, pedagogy and directed the viol consort there from 1988 to 2002. Ms. Schroeder has performed extensively...READ MORE

NICHOLAS DIEUGENIO – violin

(Leipzig Locals, 2/3/19 2 pm) Praised for the “rapturous poetry” in his playing (American Record Guide) and as an “excellent” and “evocative” violinist (New York Times), Nicholas DiEugenio leads a versatile performing life as a chamber musician, leader, and soloist in music ranging from early baroque to current commissions. In...READ MORE

KATHIE STEWART – Traverso

(Leipzig Locals, 2/3/19 2 pm) Hailed as a virtuoso by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Kathie Stewart is a founding member and principal flute of Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. An advocate of the baroque flute as a mainstream instrument, Stewart serves as Teacher of Baroque Flute at the Cleveland...READ MORE

ELAINE FUNARO – harpsichord

(Leipzig Locals, 2/3/19 2 pm) Harpsichordist Elaine Funaro is “regarded as one of the leading performers of new music for harpsichord” (Classical Music: The Essential Listening Companion).  She is a popular presence at contemporary and early music festivals around the world, and was the first, now past, president of the...READ MORE

JAAP TER LINDEN – cello/viola da gamba

(Leipzig Locals, 2/3/19, 2 pm) As one of the first early music specialists, Jaap ter Linden witnessed the very beginnings of many of the oldest and finest baroque ensembles as co-founder of Musica da Camera and principal cellist of Musica Antiqua Köln, The English Concert and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra....READ MORE

JANET SUNG – VIOLIN

(Bohemian Rhapsodies – September 22, 2018) Violinist Janet Sung enjoys an acclaimed international career as a virtuoso soloist, recognized for her intense, exhilarating performances, and by her signature lustrous, burnished tone. Hailed by The Washington Post for her “riveting” playing and “exquisite tone”, her playing possesses the rare blend of...READ MORE

LAURA BYRNE – HARP

Laura Smithburg Byrne received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with the renowned harpist Alice Chalifoux. She began her teaching career at CIM in the preparatory division while in graduate school and began teaching at the college level upon receiving...READ MORE

SUZANNE ROUSSO – VIOLA, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Suzanne Rousso was trained at the Curtis Institute of Music, The Eastman School and the New England Conservatory, earning Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in viola performance. Some of her teachers included Eugene Becker, Max Aronoff, Heidi Castleman and Walter Trampler. In her early career she held orchestral positions...READ MORE

Nate Leyland

NATHAN LEYLAND – CELLO

(Bohemian Rhapsodies, September 22, 2018) Nathan Leyland, born in Butler, Pennsylvania, later moved to Lynchburg, Virginia and began his cello studies in the public schools at the age of nine. After moving to Ohio he began studies with Richard Bell, associate principal cellist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and in...READ MORE

CARL SCHIMMEL – composer

Praised by The New York Times as “vivid and dramatic,” the music of Carl Schimmel (premiere work – We the People, Nov 8, 2018) is dense with literary and musical references, often humorous, and combines intensity of expression with a structural rigor which is influenced in part by his mathematics...READ MORE

SARAH LODICO WINES – viola da gamba/cello

Sarah Lodico Wines is a performer on viola da gamba, early cello, and vielle. She completed her Masters of Music in viola da gamba at the Historical Performance Institute at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she studied with Wendy Gillespie. As an undergraduate at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Sarah played and sang in...READ MORE

JACQUELYN BARTLETT – HARP

Jacquelyn Bartlett was born in Detroit, Michigan where she was surrounded with music since her beginning.  Her mother, Mary Bartlett, is a noted harpist, arranger, composer and teacher and Jacquelyn began her musical studies at an early age with her mother. After continued studies with world renowned harpists, Carlos Salzedo...READ MORE

CHARLES WINES – Renaissance musician

Charles Wines is a versatile performer on early woodwinds including recorder, shawm, baroque oboe, dulcian, baroque bassoon, and historical bagpipes. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree in oboe at the University of Central Missouri, the Master of Music in historical oboes at Indiana University, and is currently finishing a...READ MORE

ANDREW SIGLER – composer

Andrew Sigler’s (We the People, Nov 8, 2018, Winner of the Forecast Music Call For Scores 2017 –  Mallarme prize) music has been commissioned, performed, and awarded by the Wellesley Composers Conference, Composer’s Inc. Suzanne and Lee Ettelson award, Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition, Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers,...READ MORE

SALOME SANDOVAL – guitar, lute, voice

Salomé Sandoval sings and plays lutes, as well as early and classical guitars. A native of Venezuela, she holds a Graduate Performance Diploma in Early Music voice and lute thanks to a scholarship awarded by Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. She also completed a Master’s in Arts with...READ MORE

BLUE MOUNTAIN/FORECAST

Blue Mountain/Forecast concerts feature adventurous, flexible ensemble programming. As members of orchestras and university faculties across the state of North Carolina, BMF collectively presents new and innovative music in relaxed, alternative performance spaces while mixing aesthetic styles and trends. BMF holds an annual international Call-for-Scores and features winning compositions on curated concerts. More...READ MORE

Martha Perry, baroque violin

Martha Perry performs on Baroque violin and viola. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Her playing has been called “ideally realized…taut and loaded with nuance” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Ms. Perry performs with many U.S. period instrument ensembles including the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, the Washington Bach Consort,...READ MORE

Leah Peroutka, violin

Leah Peroutka holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill (BM 2007) and the Cleveland Institute of Music (MM 2009). She performs regularly on modern violin with the Carolina Philharmonic, Fayetteville Symphony, and Western Piedmont Symphony, among others, and is also an active chamber musician. Ms. Peroutka currently serves as the Coordinator and Assistant...READ MORE

David Wilson, baroque violin

BIBER BOWL Feb 6-7, 2016 David Wilson has performed extensively with period instrument ensembles in the United States and Europe, including Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, and as concertmaster with Jubilate Baroque Orchestra, the California Bach Society, Apollo Baroque Orchestra, the Dayton Bach Society,...READ MORE