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About Kate Haynes:

Kate Haynes is a cellist devoted to historical performance of all periods. With baroque ensembles such Arion, Tafelmusik, B’Rock and Aradia, she has appeared at festivals throughout North America and Europe and recorded for the Naxos, ATMA, Artemis/Vanguard and labels. Kate studied modern cello with Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory and baroque cello with Jaap ter Linden at the Royal Dutch Conservatory in The Hague, after completing a bachelor’s degree in Scandinavian studies at Harvard College. She is currently pursuing a practice-led PhD in 19th-century performance practice with Clive Brown at the University of Leeds.

About Christopher Verrette:

Christopher Verrette has been a member of the violin section of Tafelmusik since 1993 and is a frequent soloist and leader with the orchestra. He holds a Bachelor of Music and a Performer's Certificate from Indiana University and has contributed to the development of early music in the American Midwest as a founding member of the Chicago Baroque Ensemble and Ensemble Voltaire (Indianapolis), and as a guest director with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. He collaborates with numerous ensembles around North America, performing music from seven centuries on violins, viola, rebec, vielle and viola d'amore. He was concertmaster of the Bloomington Early Music Festival Orchestra for the CD accompanying The Symphonic Repertoire- Vol. 1: The 18th-Century Symphony from Indiana University Press, and collaborated with Sylvia Tyson on the companion recording to her novel, Joyner's Dream.

About Matthew Wadsworth (pictured):

Matthew Wadsworth, lutenist, is in great demand as a soloist, continuo player and chamber musician. He has appeared at many of the major festivals in the UK, Europe and North America and can frequently be heard on radio, both in live performance and on disc. Matthew studied lute with Nigel North at London’s Royal Academy of Music, winning the London Student of the Year award in 1997 for his work on the development of braille lute tablature. He then spent a year at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague. Matthew has recorded for Avie, Deux-Elles, Linn, EMI, Channel Classics and Wigmore Live. His six CDs to date have all received international critical acclaim and have been featured as Gramophone Editors Choice on several occasions.

Mediterranean Baroque


Since baroque composers borrowed freely from each other, an especially catchy tune or rhythm could spread like wildfire through Europe. This concert takes musical ingredients from along the Mediterranean – Spain, Italy and Turkey – and follows them all over Europe, in works by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Diego Ortiz (ca. 1510-ca. 1570), Marin Marais (1656-1728), Johann Schmelzer (1620-23-1680) and others.

Kate Haynes (baroque cello), Christopher Verrette (baroque violin) and Matthew Wadsworth (theorbo).

Thanks to Sandra Simpson.

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