Performers 2016


Kathryn Adduci   Trumpet

Kathryn Adduci Kathryn Adduci has performed with numerous professional groups in Australia, including as a soloist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and with other orchestras in Malaysia, Canada, and the United States. She is highly regarded for her work with historical instruments, playing with period-instrument groups such as the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra.

With degrees from the University of Western Australia, the University of Georgia and the University of North Texas, Adduci is currently Associate Professor of Trumpet and Brass Area Coordinator at San José State University. She can be heard on numerous recordings, including as featured soloist on the CD Forte e Dolce with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, and on the soundtrack to the Disney movie Casanova.

Gabriel Arregui  Harpsichord

Gabriel ArreguiGabriel Arregui holds degrees from the University of Southern California (Accompanying and Collaborative Piano) and Loma Linda University in Organ Performance). His professors have included Gwendolyn Koldofsky, Brooks Smith, and Jean Barr (Collaborative Piano), Anita Norskov Olson (Solo Piano), Malcolm Hamilton (Harpsichord), and Donald J. Vaughn (Organ). While at USC, he won the Hans Schiff Memorial Scholarship for excellence in chamber music, as well as the award for outstanding graduate from the Accompanying Department.

Arregui has appeared in recital with sopranos Julianne Baird and Rosa Lamoreaux, has taught 18th-century counterpoint, and has performed for Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the Archbishop of Canterbury. He recently performed in the orchestra for the San Diego Opera production of John Adams’s Nixon in China. This past September he was appointed Sub-Organist and Assistant Choirmaster at St Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego. He has been with the Festival since 1994, performing at one time or another in each of the five concerts.

Michael Bannett   Bass-Baritone

Michael Bannett is from San Francisco. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where he sang with the USC Chamber Singers and USC Opera. Recent operatic roles include Silvio in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci with the Celestial Opera Company; Kromow in Lehár’s The Merry Widow; Dancairo in Bizet’s Carmen and Pish in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado with the Pacific Opera Project; Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival; Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera; Betto in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and First Priest in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with USC Opera; and Camero in Conte’s America Tropical with the Definians Project.

Bannett currently resides in Los Angeles, where he studies voice with Donald Brinegar and is a staff singer at St. James’ in the City. He often performs with choral organizations in Southern California, including the Horizon Music Group, the de Angelis Vocal Ensemble, and LASchola.

Elizabeth Blumenstock   Violin, Leader

Elizabeth BlumenstockElizabeth Blumenstock, whose performances have been called “rapturous” and “riveting,” is a frequent violin soloist, concertmaster and leader with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra under Nicholas McGegan, American Bach Soloists under Jeffrey Thomas, the Italian ensemble Il Complesso Barocco under Alan Curtis, the Goettingen Handel Festspielorchester, and the newly formed Los AngelesĖbased group Les Surprises Baroques.

She studied viola at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague, and switched to the Baroque violin in the early ’80s. Her love of chamber music has involved her in several of California’s finest period instrument ensembles, including Musica Pacifica, Live Oak Baroque, the Galax Quartet, the Arcadian Academy, Ensemble Mirable, and Trio Galanterie. She has performed at the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, the Carmel Bach Festival, the Oulunsalo Soi festival in Finland, and the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, among many others. She has recorded over 100 CDs for Harmonia Mundi, Deutsche Grammophon, Virgin Classics, Dorian, BMG and others.

An enthusiastic teacher, she is an adjunct faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and teaches at both the American Bach Soloists Academy and the International Baroque Institute at Longy. She plays a violin built by Andrea Guarneri in 1660, in Cremona, which is on generous loan to her from the Philharmonia Baroque Period Instrument Trust.

Corey Carleton   Soprano

Corey Carleton is a native Californian who specializes in Baroque music. Her clear, agile voice has been described as “bell-like” by the San Jose Examiner and “glassy-toned” by the East Bay Express. She has performed around the United States and internationally in the early-music genre as both a soloist and ensemble musician with orchestras and chamber groups such as Tesserae, Musica Angelica, Musica Pacifica, Faire Viols, Ensemble Vermillion, and the Grammy Award–winning Los Angeles Chamber Singers.

Since 2006 Carleton has also been a member of Les Violettes, a Bay Area–based chamber ensemble that champions French Baroque music. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 12-year-old daughter.

Janelle DeStefano   Mezzo-Soprano

Janelle DeStefanoJanelle DeStefano enjoys the entire gamut of classical singing, from opera and oratorio to recital and chamber music. Praised for her “passionate delivery” and “rich seamless voice,” she has rendered dramatic performances in such diverse concert works as the Monteverdi Vespers, Bach’s B minor Mass, Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity, Zeisl’s Hebrew Requiem, Szymanowsky’s Stabat Mater, and the United States premiere of Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös’s choral work Schiller: Energische Schoenheit.

DeStefano has been featured in concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jacaranda Music at the Edge, El Mundo, Bach Collegium San Diego, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Operatic roles include Romeo in Bellini’s I Capuletti e i Montecchi; Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas; and the title role in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts with honors from USC’s Thornton School of Music, and is currently on the faculty at Santa Monica College.

Rob DigginsRob Diggins   Violin

Rob Diggins is a principal player with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, directed by Monica Huggett, and is a featured soloist on the orchestra’s latest recording of the complete string concerti of J.S. Bach. He also performs regularly with the Baroque orchestras Musica Angelica and Wiener Akademie, directed by Martin Haselböck, and with the Magnificat San Francisco, directed by Warren Stewart. He has been a regular performer with our Festival for many years.

In addition to his performance schedule, Diggins maintains a flourishing private teaching studio. He is a Bhaktin (devotional musician) and a Samayacharin guided by the Himalayan yoga tradition Parampara. In these roles he has joined his students in making a pledge to eradicate violence. When not on the road, he enjoys attending to various sustainable gardening and community projects in Northern California.

Jolianne von EinemJolianne von Einem   Violin

Jolianne von Einem performs with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Archetti Strings, Musica Angelica, Les Coversations Gallants, and Magnificat. She has toured South America, Mexico, US and Canada with John Malkovich, the Weiner Akademie and Musica Angelica in The Infernal Comedy and Giacomo Variations. She recently recorded the double violin concerto by J.S. Bach, which is soon to be released by the Portland Baroque Orchestra.

With degrees from UCLA and USC, von Einem studied violin with Alex Treger and Alice Schoenfeld, and Baroque violin with Monica Huggett. She toured and recorded in Europe with Hausmusik and Huggett’s Trio Sonnerie, and in Japan with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, recording and filming half of Mozart’s symphonies under Ton Koopman. Among her many other recordings are the acclaimed CD of Mendelssohn’s Octet with Hausmusik on EMI; “Early Music of the Netherlands 1700-1800” with Trio Sonnerie on Emergo; and “Eighteenth Century Music for Lute and Strings” with Trio Galanterie on Audioquest.

Dominic FaviaDominic Favia   Trumpet

Dominic Favia, praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for his “unforgettable display of virtuosity” on the Baroque trumpet, is equally comfortable on modern and historical instruments. Originally from Vienna, Virginia, he is currently enrolled at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a graduate student of Adam Luftman and recently received a bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music after studying with Michael Sachs. He has performed with the American Bach Soloists and has attended the Oregon Bach Festival’s Berwick Academy, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the National Orchestral Institute.

Favia has performed on NPR’s “From the Top” and made a solo appearance with the United States Navy Band. When he is not playing trumpet, he enjoys spending time woodworking and barbecuing on his grill.

Sadie GlassSadie Glass   Horn

Sadie Glass leads a varied career as performer, teacher and administrator. As a versatile musician, she performs on both modern and historic horns. She has performed with period ensembles, such as the Mercury Orchestra in Houston, MUSA at Berkeley, and Black Box Baroque in San Francisco. Living in the Bay Area, she performs with numerous symphony orchestras including the Monterey Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, and Symphony Silicon Valley. This year she will be a featured artist at the Montana Early Music Festival and Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon Early Music Festival.

In addition to performance, Glass serves on the faculty at Pacific Union College and Napa Valley College. As an administrator at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center, she is associate director for the Professional Chamber Music Series and New Millennium Concert Series, and is the Artist Manager for the Artist in Residency Program.

Dylan Hostetter   Countertenor

Dylan Hostetter was born in Indianapolis and is now a resident of Los Angeles. He started singing in the Anglican tradition of boys’ choirs at Christ Church Cathedral Indianapolis under the tutelage of Dr. Fredrick Burgomaster, soloed with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Slatkin, and sang the lead in an Indiana University Opera production of Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. He went on to study voice with Paul Elliott and Paul Hillier at the Early Music Institute at Indiana University.

Hostetter has sung with the Pro Arte singers, toured in Holland with Theatre of Voices, and was a founding member of the Concord Ensemble. He later joined the award-winning ensemble Chanticleer, with whom he recorded and toured internationally for six years. A lover of all kinds of music, he currently freelances as a composer, producer and arranger, and moonlights as a singer and songwriter.

Jennifer Ellis Kampani   Soprano

Jennifer Ellis Kampani, a soprano who “offers a freshness of voice, fineness of timbre, and ease of production that place her in the front rank of early-music sopranos” (, is a leading interpreter of the Baroque vocal repertoire. She has performed with the Washington Bach Consort, Bach Choir of Bethlehem, and New York Collegium. Her international career has included appearances with period instrument groups such as the American Bach Soloists, Baroque Band, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Opera Lafayette, Apollo’s Fire, Musica Angelica, and the Boston Camerata.

Kampani has been heard in many concert series and festivals including Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims (France), Aston Magna, Da Camera Society, Houston Early Music, Music Before 1800, Carmel Bach, and the Berkeley and Boston Early Music Festivals. Highlights among the many CDs she has recorded are Kingdoms of Castille, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2012; and the works of Chiara Cozzolani, which was a Gramophone editors pick in 2002.

Jon Lee Keenan   Tenor

Jon Lee Keenan grew up in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, exposed to a wide variety of music ranging from rock ’n roll and bluegrass to classical and jazz. After graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a triple major in Music, he moved to Los Angeles to continue his musical studies, earning a doctorate in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California. Since joining the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 2007, he has appeared as a featured soloist each season.

Recent highlights include Magnus Lindberg’s Graffiti with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; singing the role of the Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion; and appearances with the American Bach Soloists in Bach’s Easter Oratorio and St. Matthew Passion, and with the Industry Opera as George Hunter White in Anne LeBaron’s LSD: the Opera. When not singing, he can often be found playing jazz bass with the Disciples Trio on YouTube.

Timothy LandauerTimothy Landauer   Violoncello

Timothy Landauer was hailed as “a cellist of extraordinary gifts” by the New York Times when he won the coveted Concert Artists Guild International Award of 1983 in New York. He is the winner of numerous prestigious prizes, among them the National Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Cello Award, the Samuel Applebaum Grand Prize of the American String Teacher’s Association, and the 1984 Hammer- Rostropovich Scholarship Award.

Landauer’s extensive engagements include his highly acclaimed recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Ambassador Auditorium in Los Angeles, the Orford Arts Center in Montreal, the City Hall Theatre in Hong Kong, and in Hannover, Germany. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Russia, Portugal, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Beijing and Shanghai. In the United States, he has also appeared with the Maryland Symphony, the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.

Judith LinsenbergJudith Linsenberg   Recorder

Judith Linsenberg, a leading exponent of the recorder, has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe, including solo appearances at the Hollywood Bowl and Lincoln Center. She has been featured with such leading American ensembles as the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles and San Francisco Operas, Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists, the Portland and Seattle Baroque Orchestras, and the Oregon and Carmel Bach Festivals, among others.

Linsenberg is artistic director of the Baroque ensemble Musica Pacifica, whose recordings on the Virgin Classics, Dorian and Solimar labels have received international acclaim; she has also recorded for Harmonia Mundi USA, Koch International, Reference Recordings, Musical Heritage Society, Drag City Records, and Hännsler Classics. She holds a doctorate in early music from Stanford, and has been a visiting professor at the Vienna Conservatory and at the Early Music Institute at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Brandon Lloyd   Tenor

Brandon Lloyd is a full-time member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. He has been a featured soloist with the Bach Collegium San Diego and the Angeles Chorale in performances of Handelís Messiah and Bachís Christmas Oratorio. He has also been a soloist in Bachís St. Matthew Passion with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Musica Angelica at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. He recently made his musical theatre debut as Georg Nowack in She Loves Me! with Panic Productions in Thousand Oaks, and made his operatic debut with the Pacific Opera Project as Camille in The Merry Widow.

As a student at Washington Adventist University, where he received a bachelorís degree in Music, Lloyd was a soloist on international tours spanning five continents. He earned his Master of Music in Performance (Vocal Arts) degree from USCís Thornton School of Music, where he performed numerous principal roles and scenes through the Opera Department. He enjoys singing a wide range of solo repertoire, from Bach to Freddie Mercury.

Brett McDermid   Bass

Brett McDermid holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. After graduation, he spent several years touring the United States and internationally with various choirs. He has performed with the Concordia Choir, Kentucky Opera, Cornerstone Chorale, the Pallas Ensemble and the Cardinal Singers. He is an original member of the male vocal ensemble Chanson, which has released four studio albums.

McDermid currently sings with the Clarion Singers, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Choir of St. James, LASchola, the De Angelis Vocal Ensemble, the Horizon Chamber Choir, the Pacific Bach Ensemble, and the Los Angeles Chamber Singers. He is a member of the early-music ensemble Tesserae, and works as a TV and internet voice-over artist.

Kathryn MontoyaKathryn Montoya   Oboe

Kathryn Montoya teaches Baroque oboe 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, Pacific Musicworks, and Apollo’s Fire. She received her degrees at Oberlin Conservatory and the Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington. While at IU she was the recipient of the prestigious Performer’s Certificate and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Germany.

Montoya has been broadcast on NPR’s “Performance Today” and can be heard on the Erato, Naxos, CPO, NCA, Analekta, and Dorian Sono Luminus labels. Recent projects include the Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III on Broadway, concerts and master classes in Shanghai, and a tour of Steffani’s Niobe, Regina di Tebe with Philippe Jaroussky, Karina Gauvin and the BEMF orchestra.

Ian PritchardIan Pritchard   Organ, Harpsichord

Ian Pritchard earned his Bachelor of Music degree in harpsichord performance at Oberlin, then moved to London in 2000 to study at the Royal Academy of Music, where he graduated with Distinction. While in Europe he performed with groups such as Florilegium, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightment, the Orquesta Nacional de España and the Irish Baroque Orchestra, and as a chamber musician with Monica Huggett, Rachel Podger and Peter Holtslag, among others.

Pritchard has appeared frequently on BBC Radio 3 and on the BBC 2 production “Vivaldi Unmasked,” and has won prizes in several international harpsichord competitions. In 2003 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to research early keyboard music in Italy. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Historical Musicology at USC. He is organist and director of music at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pasadena, and is involved with the early-music groups Tesserae (of which he is a founding member) and Les Surprises Baroques.

Diana RowanDiana Rowan   Harp

Diana Rowan, an award-winning harpist whose playing has been described as having “unusual power and beauty,” was born in Ireland and raised the child of an Irish diplomat. She lived and studied on the East Coast, in Europe and the Middle East before settling in Berkeley, California, where she received both her bachelor’s degree in Women’s Health and her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance (classical). She has since earned her PhD in Music Theory (world harp composition techniques), and has been a pioneer in using harp music for therapeutic purposes. During her career of over 30 years she has performed at the World Harp Congress in Australia, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the American Embassy in Vietnam, in cathedrals in Eastern Europe, and on many CDs and soundtracks.

Rowan conducts seminars in harp performance all over the world that win rave reviews. She is the founder of Sage Harpists, an organization that brings the healing power of harp music to hospitals and other healthcare facilities. She also runs the Bright Knowledge Academy, an online college for dedicated musicians.

David ShostacDavid Shostac   Flute

David Shostac was appointed principal flute of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 1975. An alumnus of Juilliard and Tanglewood, he has also served as principal flute of the St. Louis, Milwaukee and New Orleans symphony orchestras. He has taken part in numerous music festivals, and has appeared with the American Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has worked with many prominent conductors, including Eugene Ormandy, Zubin Mehta, Leopold Stokowski, Seiji Ozawa, Karl Richter, Helmuth Rilling and Christopher Hogwood.

Shostac’s most recent recording is Vivaldi Flute Concertos with Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra; his discography also includes J.S. Bach: The Six Flute Sonatas and Masterpieces from the French Repertoire. He is active in the motion picture recording industry and can be heard on hundreds of movie soundtracks. He has taught at USC, UCLA, the California Institute of the Arts, the Aspen Music School and the Idyllwild Arts Academy. He is a faculty member of CSU Northridge.

Loren TayerleLoren Tayerle   Horn

Loren Tayerle leads an active career as a performer on both period-instrument and modern horns. He is a member of the American Bach Soloists and has performed with period groups such as the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the Portland and Seattle Baroque Orchestras, and the Mercury Orchestra of Houston. Playing the modern horn, he is a member of the Berkeley and Marin Symphonies and has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. He was a member of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra for 27 years.

Tayerle is the director of Orchestral Studies at De Anza College, where he teaches music history and conducts the De Anza Chamber Orchestra. He received a master’s degree in Conducting and a Bachelor’s of Music in horn performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is a passionate about playing the lute and maintains and oversees a large collection of string instruments, many of which are on loan to students and colleagues.

Heather Vorwerck   Viola da Gamba, Violoncello

Heather Vorwerck Heather Vorwerck is principal cellist with the Bach Collegium San Diego. She is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied with Catharina Meints and Peter Rejto and received the E. Russell Award for Excellence in Historical Performance. She earned an MFA in cello performance at Mills College, where she was active in the new-music scene, and studied at the Royal Conservatory in the Netherlands with Jaap ter Linden and Anneke Pols. Most recently she has performed with Musica Angelica, Tesserae, and Agave Baroque.

Before her recent move to San Diego, Vorwerck was a freelancer and soloist throughout the Midwest, often performing with Apollo’s Fire and the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. In 2001 she was the viola da gamba soloist for the Rotterdam Baroque Orchestra's production of Bach’s St. John Passion. She can be heard on the experimental-rock studio recording The Happy End Problem with Fred Frith. In San Diego she plays fiddle with the indie-country band Ypsitucky, which was formed last year.

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