2016-17 Artists Artists

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

Jacqueline Nappi, harpsichord and organ

Residing in Durham, North Carolina, keyboardist Jacqueline Nappi is the Minister of Music at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and holds a Master of Music degree in Harpsichord from SUNY Stony Brook. She performs with Duke Vespers Ensemble, Mallarmé Chamber Players, and has had the privilege of performing solo works by Francois Couperin and Jean-Philippe...READ MORE

Stephanie Vial, baroque cello

Stephanie Vial, cellist, 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 recorded for the...READ MORE

Elizabeth Field, baroque violin

Elizabeth Field, violinist, is the Founder and Director of the Vivaldi Project and concertmaster of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. She has served as concertmaster for leading period instrument ensembles such as the Washington Bach Consort and Opera Lafayette as well as acting as performance-practice coach for modern orchestras such...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

Ellye Walsh, flute

Ellye Walsh joined the Mallarmé Chamber Players in 2015 first as a flutist and later as Development and Marketing Manager. Ellye received a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in 2013, and her Bachelor of Music from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011. From 2009-2010, she studied abroad in Vienna, Austria,...READ MORE

Elizabeth Phelps, violin

Elizabeth Phelps is currently the Principal Second Violin of the North Carolina Symphony. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Paul Kantor and Stephen Rose. While in school she joined the Canton Symphony under Gerhardt Zimmermann, acting as principal second...READ MORE

Robbie Link, violone

ROBBIE LINK is a performer and teacher on the double bass, cello, electric bass, viola da gamba, and violone. Link performs and records with many period instrument, chamber, jazz, and folk music ensembles and enjoys performing everything from Baroque to Bluegrass. He is instructor of double bass and cello at...READ MORE

Elaine Funaro, harpsichord

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 is currently both the President of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA)...READ MORE

Janet Orenstein, violin

Violinist Janet Orenstein has enjoyed an active performing career both in the United States and abroad as a chamber musician, soloist and advocate of contemporary music. She is a founding member of the Guild Trio and has toured with them extensively in Canada, Europe and the United States for over...READ MORE