Jude Ziliak

Violin I

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  • Residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Sonnambula, 2018-19

  • Core Member, Sonnambula, 2013-present

  • Brandenburg concerti, American Bach Soloists, 2019

  • Vivaldi concerti, American Bach Soloists, 2017 and 18

  • Core member and frequent concertmaster, American Bach Soloists, 2013-present

  • Faculty, Madison Early Music Festival, 2017

  • Les Arts Florissants at the Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie, 2014

  • American Fellow, The English Concert, 2014 (inaugural recipient)

  • Jeffrey Thomas Award, 2018


Augusta McKay Lodge

Violin I, Concertmaster, Donizetti’s Symphony in E Minor

Assistant Concertmaster, Rossini’s Stabat Mater

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  • Debut Solo Recording: Beyond Bach and Vivaldi: Rare unaccompanied works for the Baroque violin (Naxos)

  • Debut solo appearance at Carnegie Hall, October 2017

  • Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Juilliard415, Lincoln Center Alice Tully, February 2016

  • Concerto appearances with Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, 2015

  • Ensembles: Opéra Fuoco, since 2018; Les Arts Florissants, since 2017; The American Classical Orchestra, since 2017; Apollo’s Fire, since 2013

  • Winner of Concert Artists International, 2017

  • Kovner Fellow, Historical Performance, The Juilliard School, 2015-2017

Alana Youssefian

Violin I, Concertmaster, Rossini’s Stabat Mater

Assistant Concertmaster, La Gazza Ladra and Donizetti’s Symphony in E Minor
Violin II, principal, La Straniera

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  • Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, 2019

  • Vivaldi Violin concerti, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, 2018

  • Vivaldi Spring, Voices of Music, 2018

  • Concert with Masaaki Suzuki, American Friends of Bach Collegium Japan, 2019

  • Princeton residency with The English Concert in America, 2019


Edson Scheid

Violin I

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  • Assistant Concertmaster, Il Pomo d’Oro and Joyce DiDonato on tour to Russian, 2018, and China, Korea, and the United Arab Emirates, 2019

  • Concertmaster, Il Pomo d’Oro and Joyce DiDonato at Carnegie Hall in New York, 2016

  • Principal 2nd violin, Les Arts Florissants and Jörg Widmann at the Philharmonie de Paris, 2018

  • Concertmaster, American Baroque Orchestra, since 2016

  • Recording of the 24 Caprices of Paganini on the baroque violin (Naxos), released 2016

  • Soloist, Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor and Summer from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, American Baroque Orchestra, 2017 and 2018

  • Solo recitals of the 24 Caprices of Paganini at the Aston Magna Music Festival and at UNC Chapel Hill, 2017

Jeffrey Girton

Violin I, Assistant Concertmaster, La Straniera
Violin II, principal, La Gazza Ladra, Donizetti’s Symphony in E Minor, Rossini’s Stabat Mater

  • Les Arts Florissants, since 2017

  • Voyage Sonique, since 2017

  • Boston Early Music Festival, since 2017

  • Concerto soloist, Juilliard415, 2017

  • Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant, The Juilliard School, 2017

  • The English Concert in America Fellowship, 2016

Hilary Metzger

Violoncello, principal

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  • Director, L'Orchestre Cryptonique, Paris, since 2008

  • L'Orchestre des Champs Elysées, Philippe Herreweghe, since 1996

  • Anima Eterna Brugge, Jos van Immerseel, since 1998

  • Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet, since 1993

  • Professor of Culture Ancienne and baroque cello, L'Ecole Nationale de Musique de Villeurbanne

  • Lecturer and cello teacher for the masters degree program in historical performance of classical and romantic music, Université of Poitiers

  • Former Fulbright Scholar, recipient of Harriet Hale Woolley Grant, (La Fondation des Etats-Unis à Paris), Frank Huntington Beebe Award (New England Conservatory)

  • Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, Doctor of Musical Arts, State University of New York - Stony Brook, Premier Prix à L'Unanimité in baroque cello, CNSM de Paris

David Ross

Flute, Piccolo

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  • Bach’s The Musical Offering, Washington Bach Consort, 2018

  • Telemann’s Concerto for Flute & Recorder, Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra, 2019

  • Principal Flute, Bach Matthew Passion, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, 2019

  • Principal Flute, Bach Matthew Passion, The Sebastians, 2019

  • Principal Flute, Beethoven Symphony #5, Mercury, 2019

  • Complete W.F. Bach Flute Duets, Early Music New York, 2019


Kristin Olson


  • Co-Director, Grand Harmonie, 2012-2018

  • Co-Artistic Director, Mount Sinai Concerts for Patients, since 2015

  • Guest masterclass teaching appearances at Princeton University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Washington, California Institute of the Arts

  • Mercury, since 2014

  • Trinity Baroque Orchestra, since 2011

  • Concerto appearances with Boulder Bach Festival, Pacific Baroque Festival, University of Washington

  • Juilliard Arts Entrepreneurship Grant, 2012