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Born in Colombia, Juan Carlos Arango received his degree in oboe with Vaclav Vinecky at the University of Brasilia, Brazil and studied dulcian with Michael McCraw at Indiana University's Early Music Institute. He has performed with many early music ensembles such as Música Ficta and Fénix de los Ingenios. He has performed in international festivals such as Singapore Festival of Arts; JakArts Festival, Jakarta; II Festival de Música Antigua y Religiosa de Bogotá; Festival de Música Antigua y Barroca "Los Fundadores," San Luis Potosí, Mexico; II Latin-American Baroque Music Festival of Chiquitos, Bolivia; X Festivale "Il Canto delle Pietre" Italy. He has also performed for The Education Ministry of the Embassy of Spain in Philadelphia, the Colombian Embassy in Tokyo, the Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, D.C., and the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio. Juan was a faculty member in The Third Annual Magdalena Early Music Workshop in New Mexico and has acted as coordinator for woodwind instruments for the Plan Nacional de Bandas, a project of the Ministry of Culture in Colombia. In addition, he has been active as a teacher of oboe, chamber music and music theory at universities in Colombia. He has recorded for the Milan-Jade label and for Focus Records.

Multi-instrumentalist C. Keith Collins holds degrees in music education, German, and bassoon performance, and also holds the first doctorate awarded in historical bassoon performance. His graduate work was done at Indiana University's Early Music Institute, where he studied with Michael McCraw. He regularly performs on historical bassoons, recorder, Renaissance winds, and early harps. As a bassoonist, he can be heard in performances and/or recordings with Tafelmusik, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Publick Musick, Arion Orchestre Baroque, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Apollo's Fire, Newberry Consort, Bourbon Baroque, Washington Bach Consort, National Gallery Chamber Players, Musik Ekklesia, and many others. He is a founding member of the award-winning shawm and dulcian band Ensemble Lipzodes, which specializes in the music of colonial Latin America. He is a writer for the NPR early music radio show "Harmonia". Keith is adjunct instructor of early winds at the University of North Texas in Denton. He has also taught at Indiana University's summer Recorder Academy for young people, and at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Toronto.

Anna Marsh is a native of Tacoma, WA and owns six bassoons from the Renaissance to the modern era, and holds a DM in early music from Indiana University. She appears regularly with Tempesta di Mare, Opera Lafayette, Opera Atelier, Tafelmusik, Arion Baroque Orchestra, Atlanta Baroque, Seattle Baroque, Ensemble Caprice, Washington Bach Consort and the Clarion Music Society. She has been a featured concerto soloist with the Arion Baroque Orchestra, Foundling Orchestra, Buxtehude Consort, Americantiga orchestra, the Dryden Ensemble, USC Early Music Ensemble and the Indiana University Baroque Orchestra. She has also appeared with Musica Angelica on their tours with John Malkovich, The National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Trinity Wall Street, Ensemble Voltaire, Apollo's Fire, Foundling, Americantiga, Chicago Opera Theater, the Hollywood Bowl, Banff Centre for the Arts, Musica nel Chiostro, Sante Fe Pro Musica, Aradia Ensemble and many others. She has taught at the Amherst Early Music Festival, San Francisco Early Music Society Baroque Workshop, The Eastman School, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, the Los Angeles Music and Art School, The Western Baroque Festival, and Rocky Ridge Early Music Festival. She co-directs the group Ensemble Lipzodes and has also worked in administration and research for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Washington National Gallery of Art, Museum of the City of New York and the Weyerhauser Technology Center. Anna has recorded for Analekta, ATMA, CBC Radio, NPR, Centaur, Avie, Naxos, the Super Bowl and the Grammy nominated album of Handel's "Israel in Egypt" with the Trinity Wall Street Choir and Orchestra on Musica Omnia.

Kathryn Montoya currently 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 internationally-acclaimed Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, Tafelmusik, the Wiener Akademie, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Arion, Musica Angelica, and Apollo's Fire among others. Her interests extend to medieval and renaissance repertoire where she has performed on recorders, shawms, and sordune with Hesperus and the Newberry Consort. Kathryn received her degrees at Oberlin Conservatory and 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. Kathryn very much enjoys the various thrills of recording, has been broadcast on NPR's Performance Today and can be heard on the Naxos, CPO, NCA, and Dorian Sono Luminus labels.

Wolodymyr Smishkewych has specialized in medieval solo song and chant and contemporary classical music since the mid-1990s. His broad repertoire also spans baroque opera, oratorio and lieder. As a member of Sequentia Ensemble for Early Music and also of Theatre of Voices, he has recorded for the Sony/BMG-Classical and Harmonia Mundi labels, as well as for DaCapo and Ex Cathedra records. Most recently, he has been heard on the Grammy-nominated recording of Stockhausen's Stimmung with Theatre of Voices. Radio and film credits include Antena 3 National Spanish Radio, National Public Radio/PRI, Radio Suisse Romande, Danmark Radio, MDR-German Radio and Universal Pictures. In addition to performing, he also builds and restores string instruments of the medieval period and earlier. His current performance research includes reconstructions of early Kievan-Rus epic repertoire and an online digital facsimile of the Lugo Breviary from Galicia, Spain. He has been a guest lecturer of early music, world music and contemporary music at universities in Europe and North America, and recently returned to the United States with his partner, harpsichordist and fortepianist Yonit Kosovske, after holding a 2005-2006 Fulbright fellowship in Spain researching the history of the zanfona (vielle a roue) on the Iberian Peninsula. He earned his Doctor of Music degree in voice performance at Indiana University.

Guest Artists

A native of Kortrijk, Belgium, oboist Lot Demeyer has performed with the Intimate Opera and the Bakersfield Symphony, the Santa Ana Symphony, the American Youth Symphony, the University of Southern California (USC) Chamber and Symphony Orchestras, the Colburn and Crossroads Orchestras, and others. As a performer of period instruments, she recently appeared in concert with Los Angeles. Baroque Orchestra Musica Angelica, the Trinity Consort (Portland, OR), the LA Master Chorale, the USC Baroque Sinfonia and the Baroque Oboe Band. She performed on treble shawm with the USC Alta Cappella Ensemble and in trio with Renaissance specialists Adam and Rotem Gilbert. Her first collaboration with Ensemble Lipzodes was in the summer of 2008 on a tour to Brazil for concerts at the 19° Festival de Juiz de Fora, the 28° Festival de Música de Londrina, and concerts in Saõ Paolo and Brasilia. A winner of numerous prizes, honors, and awards, Lot is the most recent winner of the Music Competition of the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF), and first prize winner in the Belgian .Axion Classics. competition. She has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Grant, as well as a Fellowship from the King Baudouin Foundation. She was invited to be member of multiple honor societies, received the Award for Outstanding Achievements from the USC International Services and won the USC Thornton School of Music Chamber Music Award. Lot has appeared in live television broadcasts for TV Senado 1 and 2 (Brazil) and Canvas and RTBF (Belgium). Last June she was featured on Klara, the Belgian classical radio. Lot also appears as principal oboe player of Chamber Orchestra Il Sono. on their CD recording Concerti of W.A. Mozart and as oboe soloist in Mozart's Symphony Concertante with "Orchestre Sturm und Klang" (Belgium).

Paula Fagerberg is one of America's foremost historical harpists, performing on concert series and early music festivals around the country and abroad with many of the nation's finest early music ensembles, including The Folger Consort, Chatham Baroque, The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, The Rose Ensemble, and The American Bach Soloists, to name but a few. In January 2015,she gave a solo recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; internationally, Paula has performed at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, at Oxford University in the UK, and toured South America playing colonial Latin American music on the rare Spanish arpa de dos órdenes, a cross-strung early harp. She was also featured in the recent PBS documentary Harp Dreams as an expert on the history of the harp, and as a founding member of the group Armonia Celeste she has provided music for another upcoming PBS documentary by Early Music Television, entitled Culture Wars of Venice and the Birth of Public Opera. An experienced lecture-recitalist, Paula studied the art of continuo with lutenist Nigel North and historical harps with Andrew Lawrence-King and holds the only known American undergraduate degree in historical harp performance. She sits on the Board of Trustees for The Historical Harp Society and serves as its publications editor.

Capturing audiences with her virtuosic and poetic style, Yonit Kosovske has performed as a soloist and chamber artist in major cities throughout the United States, Israel, Hong Kong, and Spain. Equally at home with repertoire from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries on harpsichord, portative organ, and piano, her performances have been broadcast on numerous radio stations, including National Public Radio's Performance Today and Harmonia. She has given concerts at the summer early music festivals of Boston, Berkeley, and Bloomington. She received a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University, where she played regularly for studio lessons, auditions, masterclasses, and faculty and student recitals. She published her dissertation "La douceur du toucher: a Historical Guidebook on Harpsichord Technique for Performers and Pedagogues" with IU Press. She teaches privately and at the University of Limerick.

Sung Lee regularly performs with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Bach Collegium-Fort Wayne, and Ensemble Lipzodes. He has made guest appearances with the Louisville Choral Arts Society, City Concert Opera Orchestra of San Francisco, Dallas Bach Society, and Publick Musick. His past oboe teachers include Washington McClain, Michael Dupree, Savatore Spano, and Kimaree Gilad.

Specializing in early wind instruments as well as historical harps, Christa Patton is a member of Piffaro the Renaissance Band and has also been a guest with Ex Umbris. She has recorded with both groups on the Dorian label. Christa has also toured the US, Europe and Japan with New York's Ensemble for Early Music with whom she has recorded "Istampitta" on the Lyrachord label. As a baroque harpist Christa has appeared with Apollo.s Fire, The King.s Noyse, The Toronto Consort, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, La Nef, and ARTEK as well as productions of Monteverdi.s .Ulisse., .Poppea., and .L.Orfeo. with the New York City Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Tafelmusik, and Opera Atelier. Christa has led workshops at the Madison Early Music Festival, Pinewoods Early Music Camp, and the Medieval Summer Institute at the Longy School of Music. A former Fulbright scholar, Christa studied the Italian baroque harp at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan, Italy with historical harp specialist, Mara Galassi. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate at SUNY Stony Brook with early keyboard specialist, Arthur Haas.

Born in Spain, baritone Antonio Santos Garcia received a degree in History and Musicology from the University of Salamanca (Spain) and in Voice from the Professional Conservatory of Music of Salamanca. He attended the courses offered by the Early Music Academy of this university with David Mason and Richard Levit as teachers. In 2008 Antonio received the Performer's Diploma in Voice-Early Music as a student of Paul Elliott at Indiana University. Mr. Santos García is currently an MM voice student at the Early Music Institute at IU. He has performed with numerous ensembles such as Mater Saule (Madrid, Spain), the Chamber Choir of the Early Music Academy (USAL, Spain) and Ensemble Lipzodes (USA). As a soloist he has sung with orchestras including Musica Poetica (Holland), the IU Baroque Orchestra (USA) or the Symphonic Orchestra of Burgos (Spain). He has performed in Spain, Portugal, France, Brazil and USA. In 1999 he founded La Stigia, an ensemble devoted to early music.

Kelsey Schilling earned an MM in historical bassoons at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with Michael McCraw. He has performed with ensembles such as the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort and with other period orchestras in Chicago, Louisville and North Carolina. He has performed throughout the Midwest with various chamber groups and at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Ithaca, NY. In August 2007, he participated in the International Young Artist's Presentation - Historical Winds in Antwerp, Belgium, where he performed with his ensemble New Harmonie Winds. They were one of eight ensembles invited to the competition and the only ensemble from the United States. Kelsey also holds a BA in Germanic Studies and a BM in baroque bassoon, the first of its kind from the Early Music Institute at IU.

Sebastián Zubieta was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He holds a doctorate in composition from Yale University and a Licenciatura in musicology from the Universidad Católica Argentina in Buenos Aires. He has presented papers on baroque music in the United States, Belgium (17th Congress of the International Musicological Society), and Argentina. His music has been performed in concerts and festivals in Argentina, Europe and the US, including Latein Amerika-Ruhrgebiet 1993 in Essen and the 1997 World Music Days in Seoul. He was one of five composers commissioned to write a piece premiered in November 2007 in Buenos Aires during the new music series organized by the Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires. Other performances of his work include Continuum Ensemble's concert at Americas Society and the premiere of a new choral piece by Charis Chamber Voices in Bedford in May 2008. He has been conducting choirs and vocal ensembles for 20 years, and has presented a variety of music from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. He was the conductor of the Yale International Singers from 1999 to 2005 and premiered a number of new works for chamber ensembles and orchestra with Yale Philharmonia, New Music New Haven, and NeitherMusic. He was a teaching fellow for music appreciation and American popular music at Yale Department of Music and for hearing and analysis at Yale School of Music, and also taught music history at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, composition at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata and music appreciation at the Centro de Arte y Tecnología in Buenos Aires. Other projects in Sebastian's musical activity include participation in the programming committee of the Look and Listen Festival, and working as assistant conductor of the choir of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford, Connecticut. He has collaborated with filmmakers Darko Lungulov, Don Lenzer, and Amala Lane and sings regularly with the Stamford Schola Gregoriana, a group dedicated to the performance of Gregorian chant which recorded an instructional CD in 2002.

Sarah Huebsch performs on historical and modern oboes throughout North America. Recent projects have included a concerto appearance with Bourbon Baroque (Louisville) and The French Connection chamber program with New Comma Baroque (Chicago). Upcoming concerts include Revolution & Evolution: The Music of C.P.E. Bach with the Washington Bach Consort (Washington, DC) and Shakespeare the Romantic presented by Grand Harmonie (Boston, New York). Sarah recently directed Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 58, as part of the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project. Sarah has performed with the Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Spire Baroque Orchestra (Kansas City), Callipygian Players (Chicago), Ensemble Lipzodes (Quito, Ecuador), Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and Pittsburgh Baroque Ensemble (with Chatham Baroque), and among others. Sarah holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and Indiana University.

Juan Carlos Zamudio, violinist and conductor, is a native of Durango, Mexico. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music degree in Choral Conducting with a Minor in Voice Performance at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, where he is also an Associate Instructor for the Choral Department. He received his double major Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting and Baroque Violin from Indiana University, and his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from the Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP), in Mexico.

In 2005 he joined the Tibor Varga Conservatory in Sion, Switzerland where he studied violin with the renowned pedagogue Francesco De Angelis. He was later awarded a Fulbright Scholarship as well as the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) scholarship from the Mexican government to continue his musical education in the United States. He is frequently sought out as a guest concertmaster, valued for his extensive knowledge and experience with Baroque and Classical repertoire. Mr. Zamudio has recently become involved in opera, serving as Chorus Master and Assistant Chorus Master for several productions with IU Opera Theater, under the mentorship of Walter Huff. He has been invited to serve as Assistant Conductor for the upcoming performance of Handel's Alcina in February 2015. He has studied voice with Dr. Brian Horne, violin with Manfredo Kraemer, Stanley Ritchie, and Federico Agostini, and conducting with Robert Porco, William Jon Gray, and Richard Tang Yuk.

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