featured artists


  • KATHIE STEWART, baroque flute

    Hailed as a virtuoso by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Kathie Stewart is a founding member and principal flute of Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. An advocate of the baroque flute as a mainstream instrument, Stewart serves as Teacher of Baroque Flute at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Kulas Visiting Artist at Case Western Reserve ... Read more

  • OLIVIER BRAULT, violin

    from Terrebonne, Québec, brings communicative enthusiasm and scholarship to concerts throughout Canada, Europe and the United States. In addition to directing the ensemble Sonate 1704, he performs as musical director with Les Goûts Réunis in Luxembourg, as a member of Four Nations Ensemble in New York, and as soloist with many Montréal-based ensembles including Ensemble ... Read more

  • DEBRA NAGY, oboe

    Praised for her “dazzling technique and soulful expressiveness,” (Rocky Mountain News), and a musical approach that’s “distinctly sensual…pliant, warm, and sweet,” (New York Times), Debra Nagy is one of North America’s leading performers on the baroque oboe. She plays principal oboe with the American Bach Soloists, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and Apollo’s Fire, and is a ... Read more

  • JULIAN WACHNER, guest conductor

    Grammy-nominated conductor Julian Wachner is one of North America’s most exciting and versatile musicians, sought after as conductor, composer, and keyboard artist. As Director of Music and the Arts at New York’s historic Trinity Wall Street, Wachner oversees an annual season of over 900 events, including Trinity’s numerous and varied concert offerings, series and festivals, ... Read more


    Noah Bendix-Balgley has thrilled and moved audiences around the world with his performances. In 2014, he was appointed 1st Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic. Noah was a Laureate of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and he won 3rd prize and a special prize for creativity at the 2008 Long-Thibaud International Competition in Paris. ... Read more

  • OWEN MCINTOSH, tenor

    Acclaimed as a “lovely, tender high tenor” by the New York Times, Owen McIntosh has enjoyed a diverse career of chamber music and solo performance ranging from bluegrass to reggae, heavy metal to art song, and opera to oratorio. A native of remote Northern California, Mr. McIntosh has shared the stage with the country’s finest ... Read more

  • ERICA SCHULLER, soprano

    Praised for her lively personality, abundant charm, and luscious vocalism (Chicago Tribune), soprano Erica Schuller is a versatile performer, bringing committed artistry to a broad musical repertory. Her particular affinity for Baroque repertoire has brought her increasing attention from some of the country’s finest Early Music ensembles. Upcoming engagements include roles with The Boston Early ... Read more

  • ERIC BRENNER, countertenor

    Hailed for his “astonishing solo singing” and “penetrating eloquence” (New York Times), countertenor Eric S. Brenner has been privileged to perform on many of the world’s premier halls with many of the world’s finest conductors. Eric made his solo debut in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms at Cornell University. He has sung the work many times since ... Read more

  • AMANDA POWELL, soprano

    is praised for her “inspirational and expressive singing” (Classical Candor) and “abundant vocal technique” (ClevelandClassical.com). She enjoys a diverse performance career including classical, folk, jazz and global music. She holds a degree in vocal performance with an opera concentration from Shenandoah Conservatory and a certificate in jazz improvisation from the Jazz in July Institute (University ... Read more

  • MOLLY NETTER, soprano

    enlivens complex and beautiful music with a voice described as “crisp and clear, white yet warm” (Seen and Heard International). As a soprano soloist, Ms. Netter has performed with Julliard415 at Lincoln Center and toured internationally in Japan, Singapore and Burma under Masaaki Suzuki. Hailed for her “command of the stage with a full range ... Read more

  • Jeffrey Strauss, baritone

    JEFFREY STRAUSS, baritone

    an “authoritative artist” (CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER) whose performances have been praised as “captivating” (CHICAGO TRIBUNE) and “serenely beautiful” (NEW YORK TIMES), has appeared with period-instrument ensembles including The Consort of Musicke with Emma Kirkby, the Taverner Consort under Andrew Parrott, Tafelmusik, Apollo’s Fire, the Handel & Haydn Society (Boston), the Newberry Consort (Chicago), Seattle Baroque, ... Read more

  • Karim Sulayman, tenor


    is consistently praised for his “lyrical, expressive and appealing tenor” (WASHINGTON POST) and has been hailed as a “true revelation” (OPÉRA MAGAZINE, France). A versatile and sophisticated artist with repertoire spanning from the Renaissance to contemporary music, he completed three seasons at the renowned Marlboro Music Festival. He has performed at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy ... Read more

  • AMANDA CRIDER, mezzo-soprano

    Praised for her “focused golden toned voice,” American mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider is quickly gaining recognition for her extraordinary musicality and assured dramatic presence. Engagements for the 2015-2016 season include her debut with Florentine Opera as Prince Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, Alma in the world premiere opera Persona with Beth Morrison Projects, her return to Eugene ... Read more

  • MEREDITH HALL, soprano

    delights audiences internationally with her “lustrous sound and fluent legato” (San Francisco Chronicle). Highlights of her recent seasons include Josabeth in Handel’s Athalia with the Göttingen Handel Festival, Dorinda in Handel’s Orlando for VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert (Toronto), Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations with the Talisker Players (Toronto), Rameau’s Pygmalion with the Boston Baroque, Handel’s Silete Venti ... Read more