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OLAV CHRIS HENRIKSEN, acclaimed throughout Europe and North America as a soloist on early plucked instruments, is a much sought-after ensemble player, performing and recording with the Boston Camerata, Handel & Haydn Society, Waverly Consort, Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, Ensemble Chaconne, and Musicians of the Old Post Road, among others.  In October 2012 he performed with bass/baritone Joel Frederiksen in a recital at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.  Other recent performances include appearances at the Wadsworth Athaneum (Hartford CT) and the National Gallery in London.  His new solo recording, Guitar of the North, is on the Centaur label ; his first solo recording, La Guitarre Royalle: French Baroque and Classical Guitar Music, is on the Museum Music label; he has also recorded for Nonesuch, Erato, Pro Musica, Telarc and Decca.  He performs and lectures frequently at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, playing musical instruments from the Museum’s own collection.  He has also lectured at Harvard University, Cambridge; Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City; Musikkhögskolen, Oslo; Aston Magna Academy, Rutgers University; and Lincoln Center Institute, New York.  He teaches at the Boston Conservatory and the University of Southern Maine.  The Boston Herald praised his playing of Dowland and Kapsberger, saying, “Henriksen was able to dazzle with his virtuosity in the fantastical figurations of John Dowland’s solo Fantasy for lute and Kapsberger’s similarly brilliant Toccata prima.”

 

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CAROL LEWIS has been called a “zestful and passionate champion” of the viola da gamba.  She has demonstrated her musical virtuosity and versatility as a soloist in recitals in the U.S. and abroad, and in performances of cantatas and Passions by Bach and others. A former student of Jordi Savall, Ms. Lewis holds a soloist diploma from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, Switzerland).  She is an accomplished ensemble musician, having toured and recorded extensively with Hespèrion, the Boston Camerata, and Capriccio Stravagante.  Recent performances include appearances with Hespèrion at Baylor University (Texas) and the Boston Early Music Festival concert series (Boston, MA), and with Ensemble Chaconne at Grinnell College (Iowa). She has recorded on Astrée, EMI, Lyrichord, Harmonia Mundi, Nonesuch, Erato, Atma Classique and Koch International.  Ms. Lewis has taught at New England Conservatory, Amherst Early Music, and the annual summer conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America.  She is current president of the Viola da Gamba Society-New England, and is a co-founder of the Society for Historically Informed Performance.  The Boston Herald called her playing “brilliantly florid”, and the Centre Presse (Poitiers, France) admired her “technique and musicality, her breathtaking dexterity”.  

last updated 5/30/13.