Adam Gilbert (winds) is assistant professor of musicology and Director of the Early Music Program at USC's Thornton School of Music. He has performed as a member of Waverly Consort and Ensemble For Early Music, and performed and recorded with Piffaro. He is co-director of the Ensemble Ciaramella. Adam is a performer on recorder, shawm, dulcian and bagpipes, and is an expert on Renaissance improvisation, musical allusion, and the music of Heinrich Isaac.
Josh Lee (viols) performs on viols and double bass with some of the world's leaders in early music. Josh is an alumnus of the Peabody Conservatory and the Longy School of Music. Founder of Ostraka, he has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Carmel Bach Festival, Musica Pacifica, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Les Délices, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Josh has taught at the Viols West and Port Townsend workshops and is director of the Viola da Gamba Society of America Young Players’ Weekend.
Lynn Tetenbaum (viols) resides in the SF Bay Area, where she has performed with many of the area’s early music ensembles. She has toured and recorded with groups such as Jacobean Viols, the Boston Camerata, and the Sex Chordae Consort of Viols, and has appeared at the Regensburg and Berkeley Early Music Festivals. A graduate of Wellesley College, she studied with Catharina Meints at Oberlin Conservatory (Artist Diploma) and Wieland Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Premier Prix 1987 and Diplôme Supérieur 1990).
Tom Zajac (winds) is a multi-instrumentalist praised for his versatility and stylish playing in the performance of music from the medieval and Renaissance periods. He’s a member of the wind band Piffaro, which appeared in the festival last season, and appears frequently with the Folger Consort, King’s Noyse, Newberry Consort, Hesperus, and other leading US ensembles. He has performed 14th-century music in the East Wing of the White House during the Clinton years, played serpent in a piece by PDQ Bach on an episode of A Prairie Home Companion, and the sound of his bagpipe awoke the astronauts every morning on a 2001 space shuttle mission (on a recording, of course). He’s performed on the sound track of several PBS documentaries for Emmy award-winning producer and composer Brian Keane and has participated in over 40 recording projects ranging from medieval dances to 20th-century chamber music. Tom directs the Medieval/Renaissance week of the San Francisco Early Music Society workshops in Sonoma, CA, teaches at other workshops throughout the US, and at Wellesley College, near his home in Boston.
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