Aisslinn Nosky has been a member of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra since 2005 and was appointed Concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society in 2011. With a reputation for being one of the most dynamic and versatile violinists of her generation, Nosky is in great demand internationally as a soloist, director and concertmaster. Recent appearances include La Jolla SummerFest, Staunton Music Festival, Thunder Bay Symphony,
the Calgary Philharmonic, the Utah Symphony, and the Holland Baroque Society. Aisslinn is also a member of I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble. For over a decade, this innovative Canadian ensemble has presented it's own edgy and inventive concert series in Toronto and toured Europe and North America turning new audiences on to Baroque music. With the Eybler Quartet, Nosky explores repertoire from the first century of the string quartet literature on period instrument. Ms. Nosky’s latest recording of Haydn’s Violin Concerto in C Major with the Handel and Haydn Society will be released in September 2015 on the CORO label.
Violist Max Mandel enjoys a varied and acclaimed career as a chamber musician, orchestral musician, soloist, and speaker. He is the Co-Principal Viola of The Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment. He is a member of the trailblazing ensembles The FLUX quartet and The Knights. He has appeared as Guest Principal Viola with The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, The Australian Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Bern, The Handel & Haydn Society and The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra. Other
group affiliations include ClassNotes, The Silk Road Ensemble, The Smithsonian Chamber Players and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. FLUX Quartet's latest album features the work of Morton Feldman on Mode Records. Recent festival appearances include La Jolla Summerfest, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and Le Domaine Forget. Mr. Mandel's newest venture is his lecture series Chamber Talk. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, he divides his time between New York and London. He plays a 1973 Giovanni Batista Morassi generously loaned to him by Lesley Robertson of the St. Lawrence Quartet.
Cynthia Roberts is one of America's leading baroque violinists and has appeared as soloist, leader, and recitalist throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. She has served as concertmaster of the New York Collegium, Apollo's Fire, Concert Royal, and Les Arts Florissants. She performs regularly performs with Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik, and the American Bach Soloists and is a principal player with the Carmel Bach Festival. She has appeared with the London Classical Players, Taverner Players, Clarion Music Society,
American Bach Soloists and Smithsonian Chamber Players. Her playing was featured on the soundtrack of the film Casanova and she has performed live on the Late Show with David Letterman. She has toured South America as concertmaster with Musica Angelica and actor John Malkovich in The Infernal Comedy and appeared as guest soloist and concertmaster with the New World Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Ms. Roberts teaches at the Juilliard School, the University of North Texas, and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute. She has given master classes at Eastman, Indiana University, the Cleveland Institute, Cornell, Rutgers, the Minsk Conservatory in Belarus, the Leopold Mozart Zentrum in Augsburg, Germany, the Utrecht Early Music Festival, and for the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique in Santes, France. Her recording credits include Sony, Analekta, BMG/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and Eclectra.
Lauded for his “beauty of tone and keenness of musicianship” (Opera Britannia), cellist Ezra Seltzer is a founding member and principal cellist of the Sebastians, and has performed as guest
principal cellist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Orchester Wiener Akademie, the Spire Chamber Ensemble, and the Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra. He has also been a soloist and principal cellist at the Boulder Bach Festival, and has been the associate principal cellist at the Carmel Bach Festival. With the vocal ensemble TENET, he has performed at the Festival Casals de Puerto Rico as well as at Berkshire Bach in Massachusetts. Last season he also appeared with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Chicago's Baroque Band, and New York Baroque Incorporated. He attended Yale University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in history and Master of Music in cello, and graduated from the inaugural class of Juilliard's historical performance program.
Stephen Schultz, called “among the most flawless artists on the Baroque flute" by the San Jose Mercury News and “flute extraordinaire” by the New Jersey Star-Ledger, plays solo and Principal flute with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Musica Angelica and performs with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra,
Apollo's Fire, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Wiener Akademie, and Chatham Baroque. Performances have taken him around the world to the Musikverein, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Concertgebouw, Teatro Colón, Carnegie Hall, and the Library of Congress. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Holland, Schultz also holds several degrees from the California Institute of the Arts and the California State University of San Francisco. Currently he is an Associate Teaching Professor in Music History and Flute at Carnegie Mellon University and director of the Carnegie Mellon Baroque Orchestra. He has taught at the Juilliard School and the International Baroque Institute at Longy School of Music. In 1986, Mr. Schultz founded the original instrument ensemble American Baroque, with the purpose of defining a new, modern genre for historical instruments. Schultz appears on over fifty recordings for such labels as Dorian, Naxos, Harmonia Mundi USA, Centaur, NCA, and New Albion. He has been very active in commissioning new music written for his instrument and in 1998, Carolyn Yarnell wrote 10/18 for solo, processed Baroque Flute and dedicated it to Mr. Schultz. The Pittsburgh composer Nancy Galbraith wrote Traverso Mistico, which is scored for electric Baroque flute, solo cello, and chamber orchestra. It was given its world premiere at Carnegie Mellon University in April 2006 and this highly successful collaboration was followed in 2008 with Galbraith's Night Train, Other Sun in 2009, and Effervescent Air in 2012.