International Baroque Institute at Longy (IBIL)

25th Anniversary
International Baroque Institute at Longy presents

PARIS & VERSAILLES:
THE CROSSROADS OF EUROPE

Join us for an in-depth workshop devoted to the internationally diverse styles coursing through the French capital during the 17th and 18th centuries. We will focus both on French vocal & instrumental repertory of Jean-Baptiste Lully, Louis & François Couperin, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and their contemporaries, as well as the music of such renowned international composers whose music was presented in Paris such as Francesco Cavalli, Arcangelo Corelli, G.P. Telemann Georg Muffat and many more.

Friday, July 20—Sunday, July 29, 2018

Master Classes • Ensembles • Orchestra • 
Dance • Concerts • Lectures

Tuition and Fees

Total tuition: $825*
Application fee: $30 

Invoices will be sent pending acceptance. You can also pay via the PayPal link below.

*Scholarship/work-study options available

Deadline: April 15, 2018

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For the latest information please check back on this page for updates or contact Hsuan-Wen Chen at wen0629(at)gmail.com.

String players: please bring violas and/or viola da gambas. Other instrumentalists or continuo players are welcome to join ensemble and orchestral sessions. 

General pitch at the workshop will be A = 415 Hz. 

About IBIL

"Baroque Institute brimming over with talent and zest.
Enjoyable would be too faint a word. It added to life."

-The Boston Globe

The International Baroque Institute at Longy offers a comprehensive program for professional and pre-professional singers, dancers and players of baroque violin, cello, viola da gamba, recorder, traverso, oboe & harpsichord, taught by an unparalleled international faculty. Other instrumentalists or continuo players (viola, harp, lute, organ, bassoon, violone, etc.) are welcome to join the Chamber Music program and the Institute Orchestra. The seminar features eight full days of master classes, ensembles, orchestra sessions, continuo coaching, concerts, lectures and projects, and opportunity for public performances. To provide the highest level learning experience, we select our faculty from among the finest performers and teachers in the field of Baroque music.

Institute Faculty

JULIE ANDRIJESKI, violin, is among the leading baroque violinists and early music pedagogues in the U.S. Her unique performance style is greatly influenced by her knowledge and skilled performance of early dance. She performs with diverse ensembles and holds principal positions with the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra (Artistic Director), Quicksilver (Co-Director with Robert Mealy), Apollo’s Fire, and Les Délices. Ms. Andrijeski maintains a full-time teaching schedule at Case Western Reserve University, teaches baroque violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and leads baroque dance workshops twice annually at Juilliard. Throughout the year, she is invited to teach and perform in workshops and summer festivals at institutions such as Indiana University, Peabody Conservatory, Temple University, and Oberlin Conservatory. Recent awards include a Creative Workforce Fellowship from Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Arts and Culture and the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America in recognition of her outstanding achievement in performance and scholarship. 

PHOEBE CARRAI, cello, artistic director, received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the New England Conservatory and studied with Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She was a member of Musica Antiqua Köln from 1983-1992 and joined the faculty of the University of the Arts in Berlin in 1994. Presently, Ms. Carrai is a faculty member at the Juilliard School in New York and at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge. She is the director of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra at Harvard University. Ms. Carrai concertizes with Juilliard Baroque, the Arcadian Academy, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the Göttingen Festspiel Orchestra. She has recorded for Avierecords, Deutsche Gramaphone, Teldec, Harmonia Mundi, Earlymusic.com and Atma. Her latest recording, “Out of Italy”, should be available in the fall. 

ARTHUR HAAS, harpsichord, artistic co-director, is one of the most sought-after performers and teachers of Baroque music in America today. He received the top prize in the Paris International Harpsichord Competition in 1975 and then lived in France for a number of years as an active member of the growing European early music scene. He is a member of the Aulos Ensemble, one of America’s premier period instrument ensembles, whose recordings of Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, and Rameau have won critical acclaim in the press, as well as Empire Viols, and Gold and Glitter. He has recorded harpsichord music of D’Anglebert, Forqueray, Purcell and his contemporaries, Jacquet de La Guerre, François Couperin, and the complete harpsichord works of Rameau. Annual summer workshops and festivals include the International Baroque Institute at Longy, Portland (ME) Bach Festival, and the Amherst Early Music Festival, where he served as artistic director of the Baroque Academy from 2002 to 2011. Haas is on the faculty at Stony Brook University as well as the Yale School of Music. 

NA'AMA LION, traverso, is well known in the Boston area as a versatile performer on early flutes. She has explored medieval music, playing with “Sequentia”; Renaissance music with the consort “Travesada”; 18th and 19th century music with numerous groups, including La Donna Musicale, Boston Baroque, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Cecilia, Arcadia Players, Grand Harmonie, and overseas with Academia Daniel and Barrocade orchestra. She is also a committed performer of new music, and plays with the crossover group “Rumbarroco” (Latin American music). Na’ama holds a Doctoral degree from Boston University, a Soloist Diploma from the Arnhem Conservatory in the Netherlands, and a BMus. degree from the Tel Aviv University. She teaches at the Longy School of Music and directs a chamber music program at Harvard College. In the summers, she teaches at the Amherst Early Music workshop and IBIL. Na’ama has recorded for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Telarc and private labels. 

KATHRYN MONTOYA, oboe, recorder, teaches historical oboes and recorder at Oberlin Conservatory and the University of North Texas. She appears with a variety of orchestral and chamber music ensembles including the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Tafelmusik, the Wiener Akademie, and Pacific Music Works among others. Recent projects include performances and a recording of Handel's Almira with the Boston Early Music Festival and concerts with the LA Philharmonic. Kathryn has been broadcast on NPR's Performance Today and can be heard on the Erato, Naxos, CPO, NCA, Analekta, and Dorian Sono Luminus labels. In her free time Kathryn can be found in Hereford, England working on a 18th century barn conversion with her partner, James. 

KEN PIERCE, baroque dance, trained in ballet and modern dance, studying on scholarship at both the American Ballet Theatre School and the Merce Cunningham studio. He has specialized in early dance -- especially, late-Renaissance and Baroque dance -- for over thirty years, as choreographer, reconstructor, performer, and teacher. He has performed with early dance companies on both sides of the Atlantic, and his choreographies have been presented at workshops and festivals in Europe, Canada, and the United States. He directs the early dance program at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and is on the faculty at Intergrarte. 

JAMES TAYLOR, tenor, devotes much of his career to the oratorio and concert literature and is one of the world’s most sought-after Bach Evangelists. His career has taken him throughout the United States, South America, Japan, and Israel, and to virtually all the major concert halls of Europe including the Concertgebouw, Musikverein, and the Royal Albert Hall. James Taylor can be heard on over 30 recordings. A native of Houston, Mr. Taylor attended Texas Christian University as a student of Arden Hopkin. A Fulbright Scholar, he studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, where he graduated in 1993 with a Meisterklassendiplom. He is an associate professor of voice and coordinator of the vocal track in early music, oratorio, and chamber ensemble at the Yale School of Music. 

ANNE TROUT, violone, performed, toured and recorded with most of the prominent early ensembles in North America including Handel & Haydn Society, REBEL, Trinity Wall Street, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque, Tafelmusik, American Classical Orchestra, Boston Baroque, Concert Royal and Emmanuel Music. Today she is involved in new collaborations including R.B. Schlather’s settings of Handel opera, the emerging NY ensemble 

The Sebastians, Weckmann Project’s stagings of Schütz’s Christmas Oratorio and Boston’s socially-conscious Eudaimonia. Anne is a long-time member of Aston Magna and regular participant with Green Mountain Project, Vivaldi Project, Blue Hill Bach. She serves on the faculties of the Longy School and Boston College and conducts seminars on period practice for bassists at colleges and conservatories throughout the Northeast. 

CHARLIE WEAVER, lute, orchestra director, teaches lute at the Juilliard School. He was music director for Cavalli’s La Calisto with New York's Dell'Arte Opera in summer 2017, when The Observer remarked on "the superb baroque band led by Charles Weaver...it was amazing to hear what warm and varied sounds he coaxed from the ensemble." He has served as assistant conductor for Juilliard Opera, and accompanied operas with the Yale Baroque Opera Project and the Boston Early Music Festival. Chamber music appearances include Quicksilver, Piffaro, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Folger Consort, Apollo's Fire, Blue Heron, and Musica Pacifica. He also works with the New York Continuo Collective, an ensemble of players and singers exploring seventeenth-century vocal music in semester-length workshop productions. He has taught at the Lute Society of America Summer Workshop and the Madison Early Music Festival. He is associate director of music at St. Mary’s Church in Norwalk, Connecticut. 

HSUAN-WEN CHEN, harpsichord, administrative director, is a native of Taiwan. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in harpsichord performance from Stony Brook University where she studied with Arthur Haas. Ms. Chen currently serves on the faculty at Montclair State University in New Jersey where she teaches Collegium Musicum, harpsichord, and chamber music. She has been Assistant Director for the Baroque Academy at Amherst Early Music Festival for many years and enjoys meeting musicians from abroad at annual summer workshops. To Ms. Chen this is a reflection of how music cultural exchanges that were celebrated in the 17th and 18th centuries. She is also the artistic director of the baroque ensemble The Soul’s Delight, a group that finds passion and virtuosity in vocal and instrumental chamber repertoire of the Renaissance and Baroque eras. 

SEAN WANGviolin, currently chairs Longy's department of Early Music and Historical Studies and directs the Longy Conservatory Orchestra. He has performed extensively at major venues in the United States, Europe, and Asia. A specialist in nineteenth-century performance practice, he is also an active Baroque violinist and an advocate of contemporary music, with a focus on compositions with intercultural elements. He has been a frequent concertmaster with Grammy-nominated early music group Ars Lyrica Houston, and has served as Interim Director of Bach Society Houston. A native of Taiwan, he studied at the Curtis Institute of Music (BM), The Juilliard School (MM), and Stanford University (PhD).

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