Kathryn Adduci Trumpet
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.
Arregui holds degrees from the University of Southern California (Collaborative Piano) and Loma Linda University (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.
Blumenstock is a long-time concertmaster, soloist and leader with the Bay Area’s Philharmonia Baroque and American Bach Soloists; concertmaster of the International Handel Festival in Goettingen, Germany; and artistic director of the Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar. She is widely admired as a Baroque violinist of expressive eloquence and technical sparkle whose performances have been called “rapturous”
and “riveting.” 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.
Blumenstock’s love of chamber music has involved her in several
accomplished and interesting smaller ensembles, including
Musica Pacifica, the Galax Quartet, Ensemble Mirable, Live Oak Baroque, the Arcadian
Academy, Trio Galanterie, and Voices of Music. 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, Dorian/Sono Luminus, Virgin Veritas,
Koch, Naxos, Reference Recordings and others.
An enthusiastic teacher, Blumenstock conducts classes at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and teaches
at the American Bach Soloists’ summer Festival and Academy, and at the International
Baroque Institute at Longy. She will begin teaching Historical Performance at Julliard in the fall of 2016. 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.
Rob Diggins is a principal player with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, and is a featured soloist on the orchestra’s latest recording of the complete string concerti of J.S. Bach. He appears in the 2013 film Giacomo Variations, starring John Malkovich, Veronica Ferres and Fanny Ardent, which was filmed on location at the Teatro Nacional São Carlos, Lisbon; he performs as viola soloist in the second movement of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. He is also featured on Joanne Rand’s newly released CD Southern Girl, and will perform with Rand at this summer’s Oregon Country Fair.
Diggins has been a regular performer with our Festival for many years. In addition to his performance schedule, he 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. He recently returned from his month-long activities as a musical ambassador at Ananda Vidya Vihar high school in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
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, the U.S. 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 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 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.
Timothy Landauer Violoncello
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. Now principal cellist of the Pacific Symphony, he has won 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
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 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
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.
Kathryn 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.
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 Enlightenment, the Orquesta Nacional de España and the Irish Baroque Orchestra, and as a chamber musician with Monica Huggett, Rachel Podger, Elizabeth Wallfisch and Peter Holtslag, among others. He has performed under eminent early-music conductors including Christopher Hogwood, Emanuelle Haïm, Nicholas McGeegan and Laurence Cummings, and in masterclasses for Trevor Pinnock, Kenneth Gilbert, and Gustav Leonhardt. He has won prizes in the Broadwood Harpsichord Competition, London (first prize), the P. Bernardi Competition in Bologna, and in the Bruges Competition. In 2015 he was elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
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 a founding member of the early-music group Tesserae.
Diana 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 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 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 of Music in horn performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is a passionate luthier and maintains and oversees a large collection of stringed instruments, many of which are on loan to students and colleagues.
Viola da Gamba, Violoncello
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. Her teachers have also included Catharina Meints and Martha Gerschefski.
Vorwerck has often performed 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. Most recently she has performed with Musica Angelica in Los Angeles and the early-music ensemble Tesserae. She can be heard on the experimental-rock studio recording The Happy End Problem with Fred Frith.