Here's who's performing with the Kingsbury Ensemble in the 2012-13 season:
Maryse Carlin, ensemble director and harpsichordist, made her Carnegie Recital Hall debut under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. She has made several concerto appearances on piano and harpsichord with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and appeared on the Great Performers at Lincoln Center Mozart Marathon at Alice Tully Hall. Ms. Carlin holds degrees from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and the University of Paris. She is founder of the Festival de Musique Ancienne in Saint Savin, France.
Seth Carlin, fortepiano, has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Saint Louis Symphony, San Francisco Philharmonia Baroque, Toronto Tafelmusik and Boston Pops, with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Nicholas McGegan and Roger Norrington. He has played at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy, the Marlboro Music Festival, the Newport Music Festival in Rhode Island, and the Sante Fe Chamber Music Festival. In addition he has made appearances on French, Swedish, German and Chinese national television and radio.
Leonora Anop, violin. After touring the world and winning several competitions as a member of the Rackham String Quartet, Lenora Anop now performs regularly as a soloist, a chamber musician in addition to her teaching duties as professor at the Uninversity of Illinois at Edwardsville. Since 2000, she has been the Concertmaster of the Bach Society of Saint Louis Orchestra and is a featured soloist on their most recent CD.
Keith Boyer, tenor, recently made his solo debut with with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and at the Sheldon Concert Hall. He also has appeared with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and most recently performed the role of “Prince Ramiro” in the Union Avenue Opera production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola. For his princely work, the St. Louis Post Dispatch declared, “Boyer has a big, ringing tenor that negotiated Rossini's demanding lines easily.”
Jay Carter, is Visiting Artist in Residence in Vocal Performance and Early Music at William Jewell College. He is a graduate William Jewell and Yale’s Institute for Sacred Music. He has performed widely making his Carnegie Hall debut in Messiah with Musica Sacra conducted by Kent Tritle. He also performed Tavener’s Lament for Jerusalem with the Choral Arts Society of Washington and Norman Scribner, Vivaldi, Handel and Bach with the Louisville Bach Society and the title role in Handel’s Solomon with the Omaha Symphony. He has recorded Caldara’s “Medea” and a Handel cantata with the Kingsbury Ensemble.
Brandon Christensen completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony-Brook University in New York in December, 2002. He joined the faculty of Southeast Missouri State University in the fall of 2002 where he is currently a tenured associate professor. He maintains a vigorous concert schedule and in recent seasons he has performed regularly throughout the region, as well as in Italy, Finland, and China. In addition to his teaching duties at Southeast, he maintains active private studios in both Cape Girardeau and St. Louis.
Clea Galhano, recorders. is an internationally reknowned performer of early, contemporary and Brazilian music. She has performed in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe. As a chamber musician, she collaborates with recorder player Marion Verbruggen, Jacques Ogg, the Lanzelotte/Galhano Duo, Galhano/Montgomery Duo, the Kingsbury Ensemble, and Blue Baroque Band. As a featured soloist, Galhano has worked with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan and Emmanuelle Haim, The World Symphony, Milwaukee Baroque and Lyra Baroque Orchestra.
Margaret Humphrey, baroque violin, is currently an active Twin Cities freelance musician. She has performed solo and in ensemble with the Lyra Concert, Rose Ensemble, Ex Machina Baroque Opera Company, Minneapolis Chamber Symphony and Music da Camera. Along with appearances at the Boston Early Music Festival and the San Antonio Music Festival, Ms. Humphrey has performed and studied at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute. Ms. Humphrey was heard live on WGBH, Boston and on KSJN-Minnesota Public radio. She has toured widely in both the U.S. and South America.
Christine Johnson, soprano, has specialized in Baroque music and attended the Oberlin Conservatory Baroque Performance Institute. She received her Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Washington University and performs regularly as a soloist in the Saint Louis area.
Ken Kulosa, cello, has been a member of the Chicago Symphony and the Chicago Chamber musicians, and is now in his tenth year of playing with the St Louis Symphony. He is very active as a baroque cellist, playing with the Kingsbury Ensemble, Bach at the Sem, and Early Music St Louis. He is in great demand as a teacher and has been named Artist/Teacher of the year 2003 by the Missouri chapter of the American String Association.
Elise LaBarge, soprano, is a singer and an actress currently based in Chicago. A St. Louis native, she completed her graduate vocal studies at Washington University in 2006, and now regularly performs in concerts, operas, operettas, cabarets and musical theater productions throughout the Midwest. Elise recently spent two weeks studying at Early Music Vancouver's Baroque Vocal Programme with soprano Ellen Hargis. In addition to performing, Elise teaches private voices lessons and is a teaching artist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago's in-school educational programs.
Elizabeth Ramos , violin and viola, Is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her appearances with orchestra include the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Belleville Philharmonic, the Barber Violin Concerto with the Alton, IL Symphony, and the Wienawski Concerto No. 2 with the Webster University Symphony.
Rochelle Skolnick, violin, earned a Bachelor's degree in violin performance at
the Eastman School of Music. She has performed with the Syracuse Symphony, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Florida Philharmonic and the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra. Until 2003, she maintained a busy schedule as a freelance symphonic, chamber and recording musician in South Florida and can be heard on recordings of artists such as Alejandro Sanz, Gloria Estefan and Michael Jackson. She moved to Saint Louis to attend Washington University School of Law. Rochelle is now busy practicing Law, but continues to perform in the St. Louis area on the modern and baroque violin.
Marc Thayer, violin, earned a Bachelor's and Masters in Music Performance from the Eastman School of Music. Since then he has played with the New World Symphony, the National Symphony of Bolivia, the National Symphony of Iraq, the Schlossfest Opera Orchestra in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Chamber Orchestra of the Festival d'Aix en Provence, France. the Opera Festival of Heidelberg, Germany, the National Symphony of Bolivia, the American Russian Young Artists Orchestra, and the Orquesta Superior of Cordoba, Spain. Following his interest in Baroque and early Classical repertoire, Marc joined the Kingsbury Ensemble and is now an active performer on baroque violin as well
Douglas Worthen, traversa, has performed numerous concerts in the United States and abroad, and released two commercially available recordings.
Highlighting performahisnce career, Worthen was invited to join the Lucerne Festival Strings (Switzerland) on three programs, including Bernard Haitink’s internationally acclaimed masterclasses. His recording of works by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier with harpsichordist Ursula Duetschler for Musica Omnia has received critical acclaim in the American Record Guide, Early Music America, and European publications.