2014-16 Artists Artists

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

Matvey Lapin, baroque violin

A sought-after violinist Matvey Lapin enjoys his free-lance career both as an orchestra musician as well as chamber and solo artist. While frequently collaborating with Indianapolis Baroque, Fort Wayne Symphony Orchestras, Mr Lapin’s solo and chamber collaborations include many distinguished artists, among which are Stanly Ritchie, Nigel North, Joshua Bell,...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

Kirsten Swanson, baroque violin

Violinist and violist Kirsten Swanson is currently a member of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra and the Madison Park String Quartet and was Assistant  Principal viola with the Charlotte Symphony from 2005-2007. Most recently  she completed a one-year position with the North Carolina Symphony. She has participated in music festivals...READ MORE

Paul Sharpe, bass

Paul Sharpe is the Artist-Teacher of Double Bass at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and is active internationally as an orchestral and chamber musician and as a soloist. Recent performances and engagements have taken him all over the world, including recitals and masterclasses at Orfeo Music...READ MORE

Brooks Whitehouse, cello

UNCSA faculty cellist Brooks Whitehouse has performed and taught throughout the US and abroad, holding Artists-in-Residence positions at SUNY Stony Brook, the Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY, the University of Virginia and The Tanglewood Music Center. As founding members of The Guild Trio Whitehouse and his wife, violinist Janet...READ MORE

Amy Brucksch, guitar

(eHarmonious) Classical guitarist Amy Brucksch performs throughout the Southeast as a soloist and with eclectic ensembles, celebrating the rich heritage of the classical guitar and in new collaborations with world-­‐renowned musicians, exploring musical connections with traditions as diverse as Celtic fiddlers, Baroque harpsichordists and African percussionists, sometimes all within the...READ MORE

Kate Steinbeck, flute

(eHarmonious) Kate Steinbeck has distinguished herself across the US and abroad as a unique interpreter, passionate teacher and innovative music producer with repertoire that ranges from Bach to Balinese. Kate is the creator and director of Pan Harmonia, a chamber music collective based in Asheville, North Carolina. Pan Harmonia brings...READ MORE