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.

2017-2018 Season Roster

VIOLIN
Olivier Brault, 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.

Johanna Novom, associate concertmaster
Johanna holds a Master’s in baroque violin from Oberlin Conservatory and was a First Prize winner of the 2008 American Bach Soloists Young Artists Competition. She is a member of the Diderot String Quartet.

*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, associate 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.

Alan Choo
Evan Few
**Andrew Fouts
Susanna Perry Gilmore†
Edwin Huizinga
Carrie Krause
**Augusta McKay-Lodge
**Jennifer Roig-Francoli
Emi Tanabe

VIOLA
Karina Schmitz, principal
A member of AF since she was 19, Karina holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, CIM, and New England Conservatory.

Kristen Linfante
**Kyle Miller
Allison Monroe

CELLO
*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.

Mimé Yamahiro Brinkmann
Rebecca Landell Reed

CONTRABASS
Sue Yelanjian, principal
Sue is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and CIM, and performs frequently with Tafelmusik in Toronto.

TRAVERSO & RECORDER
*Kathie Stewart
Francis Colpron
Luke Conklin, folk flute, recorder & shawm
**Amy Guitry

OBOE
Debra Nagy
Luke Conklin
Kathryn Montoya

BASSOON
Marc Vallon
Stephanie Corwin

CORNETTO
Kiri Tollaksen
Alexandra Opsahl

TRUMPET
Steven Marquardt
Perry Sutton

SACKBUT
Greg Ingles
Erik Schmalz
Mack Ramsey
Liza Malamut

TIMPANI
Matthew Bassett

PERCUSSION
Rex Benincasa

PLUCKED INSTRUMENTS
Maxine Eilander, baroque harp
Luke Conklin, medieval harp
**Richard Stone, theorbo
John Lenti, theorbo, guitar
William Simms, theorbo, guitar
Brian Kay, guitar, oud, theorbo

ORGAN
Peter Bennett

HAMMERED DULCIMER
Tina Bergmann

KEYBOARDS
*Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord
Peter Bennett, organ
Thomas Forrest Kelly, organ

* denotes founding players
† special projects
** on leave, 2017-18

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

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