Historical Artists Artists

Robert Cantrell, percussion

Robert Cantrell is a Chapel Hill based percussionist who plays a variety of Cuban and Brasilian instruments in addition to drum kit. Currently a member of the Tim Smith Band, Cyril Lance’s Arkestra, Hobex, and Mary Johnson Rockers and the Spark, he also performs in creative projects with Joshua Starmer, Samba Jovem...READ MORE

Samuel Gold, viola

North Carolina Symphony Principal Viola Samuel Gold began studying the viola at the age of four with Sherida Josephson of the Des Moines Symphony.  He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory, where he studied primarily with Martha Strongin Katz and Roger Tapping, and the University of Iowa, where...READ MORE

Ramon Ortiz, percussion

The musical education of Ramon Ortiz began amongst family at home in the Dominican Republic. Although Ramon did not begin playing percussion and drum set until he was 19 years old, he was able to study at the Conservatorio Nacional and shortly thereafter began playing professionally in Santo Domingo. Several...READ MORE

Eric Hirsh

Eric Hirsh, piano

Eric Hirsh is a jazz pianist, composer, and technologist whose mission is to use collaboration as a space for bringing out the best in artists so that they in turn might reach and encourage interactive listeners through their performances. Hirsh performs regularly as a member of jazz/hip hop quartet The...READ MORE

Anthony Harvey, theorbo

Anthony Harvey (theorbo, lute) enjoys a varied career performing regularly as both a soloist and continuo player. He is the Artistic Director for Middleburg Musick and the AGAR Chamber Music Series, which presents concerts of Early Music in Virginia and co-directs the Musicum Collegium at James Madison University. He currently...READ MORE

Andy Bonner, baroque violin

Andrew Bonner, baroque violin, is an adjunct violin teacher at Duke University. Andrew grew up in Durham and studied with Duke String School founder Dorothy Kitchen and Ciompi Quartet member Eric Pritchard, and was a 1999 winner of the Durham Symphony’s Young Artists Competition. His education continued with a B.M....READ MORE

Eric Pritchard, baroque violin

Eric Pritchard, who joined the Ciompi Quartet in 1995, was formerly the First Violinist of the Alexander and Oxford Quartet and has taught at Miami University, San Francisco State University, City University of New York, and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Pritchard has performed as concerto soloist with...READ MORE

Joey O’Donnell, baroque viola

Joey O’Donnell, baroque violin and viola, lives in central North Carolina where he has been performing and teaching for the last eight years.  In recent history he has performed with Seraphic Fire, the nationally-acclaimed chamber choir (early music through contemporary) based in Miami; and with the English Country Dance band...READ MORE

Barbara Krumdieck, cello

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...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