The musicians of Apollo’s Fire are early music artists drawn from an international pool of period-instrument specialists. Gathering in Cleveland from across North America and Europe, these musicians share a common artistic vision, shaped by Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell’s commitment to baroque music as a form of emotional communication. Ms. Sorrell invites musicians according to the specialized repertoire and instrumentation of each program. Many of these artists have been playing with Apollo’s Fire for nearly 20 years, but some of them appear only in program(s) that correspond to their instrument and/or specialty.

2021-2022 Season Roster

Musicians are listed in alphabetical order within their section category.

Core players are listed in Bold.
*Young Artist Apprentice
**Founding member

VIOLIN
Olivier Brault, co-concertmaster
A native of Montreal, Olivier holds a doctorate in baroque violin from the University of Montreal, and can be heard on over 60 CD recordings. He serves on the faculty of McGill University as baroque violin teacher.
  
Alan Choo, co-concertmaster
Alan is graduate of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory and Peabody Conservatory. He is also Founder and Artistic Director of Red Dot Baroque, Singapore’s first professional period ensemble.
 
Susanna Perry Gilmore, rotating concertmaster
Susanna enjoys a multifaceted career as solo artist, chamber musician, and is currently the concertmaster of the Omaha Symphony. She holds degrees from Oxford University (UK) and the New England Conservatory.
 
**Julie Andrijeski, principal
Julie serves on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University and can be heard on over 10 solo and chamber music recordings on the Dorian label.
  
Adriane Post, principal
Adriane holds a Master’s in baroque violin from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor’s from Oberlin Conservatory. She is a member of the Diderot String Quartet.
 
Emi Tanabe, principal
  
Chloe Fedor
Evan Few
Andrew Fouts
Carrie Krause
Chiara Stauffer

Aniela Eddy
Alice Culin-Ellison
**Miho Hashizume
Edwin Huizinga
*Maya Johnson
Min-Young Kim
Allison Monroe
Holly Piccoli
*Guillermo Salas-Suarez
  
VIOLA
Nicole Divall, principal
  
Yael Senamaud-Cohen
Kristen Linfante

Elizabeth Holzman Hagen
Kyle Miller
Christopher Nunn
  
CELLO & VIOLA DA GAMBA
**René Schiffer, principal
A native of Holland, René was a protégé of the great Anner Bylsma, and can be heard on over 50 recordings. He holds Soloist Diplomas with honors in both modern and baroque cello and serves on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music.
  
Rebecca Landell Reed
Mimé Yamahiro Brinkmann
Kivie Cahn-Lipman
Ezra Seltzer
William Skeen
Sarah Stone
Anna Steinhoff
  
CONTRABASS
Sue Yelanjian, principal
Sue is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and CIM, and performs frequently with Tafelmusik in Toronto.
 
Tracey Rowell
J. Tracey Mortimore

TRAVERSO & RECORDER
**Kathie Stewart, principal traverso

Daphna Mor, principal recorder & ney
Amy Guitry
  
OBOE
Debra Nagy, principal

Kathryn Montoya
Marco Cera

CLARINET
Diane Heffner
Ed Matthew
  
BASSOON
Stephanie Corwin
Marc Vallon
Nate Helgeson
  
HORN
Todd Williams
Linda Dempf

CORNETTO
Kiri Tollaksen
Alexandra Opsahl
  
TRUMPET
Steven Marquardt
Perry Sutton
  
SACKBUT
Greg Ingles
Erik Schmalz
Mack Ramsey
Liza Malamut
Ben Aronson
Garrett Lahr
  
TIMPANI
Matthew Bassett
Luke Rinderknecht
  
PERCUSSION
Rex Benincasa
Anthony Taddeo
  
PLUCKED INSTRUMENTS
William Simms, theorbo, guitar
Brian Kay, lute, guitar, oud
Anna O’Connell, harps
  
ORGAN
Peter Bennett
  
HAMMERED DULCIMER
Tina Bergmann
  
KEYBOARDS
**Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord
Peter Bennett, organ

“The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band.” –CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE (UK)