Karen Flint, Harpsichordist
Karen Flint, harpsichordist and Artistic Director of Brandywine Baroque since its founding, has performed as soloist with the Delaware Symphony, Newark Symphony and with the University of Delaware Chamber Orchestra. With her ensemble she has made guest appearances with Coastal Concerts, Chorale Delaware, Mid-Atlantic Chamber Music Society and at the Boston Early Music Festival. Ms. Flint has degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The University of Michigan and teaches harpsichord at the University of Delaware.
Her recordings include: The Complete Works for Harpsichord of Nicolas Lebègue and Jacques Hardel, Complete Works for Harpsichord by Elizabeth Jacquet de La Guerre; Les Piéces de Clavessin by Jacques Champion de Chambonnières; Corelli Violin Sonatas Op. 5, 1-6; Cantates Françoises, Vol. 1; The Complete Harpsichord Concertos by J. S. Bach; Love in Arcadia: Duets and Trios by G. F. Handel; Boismortier Cello Sonatas; Oh! The Sweet Delights of Love: Music by Purcell; The Lass with the Delicate Air and C. P. E. Bach Trio Sonatas on the Plectra label; and The Jane Austen Songbook with Julianne Baird on the Albany label.
Tony Boutté, Tenor
Tenor Tony Boutté has appeared in a wide range of roles, including Orfeo, Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Acis in Handel’s Acis & Galatea, and Gandhi in the Philip Glass opera Satyagraha. As an oratorio and concert singer, Tony has performed with Les Arts Florissants, Tafelmusik, Les Talens Lyriques, Opera Lafayette, Washington Bach Consort, New York Collegium, Violons du Roy, Boston Baroque, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Musica Angelica.
Tony has premiered several works including In the Penal Colony by Philip Glass and Douglas Cuomo’s Arjuna’s Dilemma. He has recorded Bach’s St. John Passion (Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra), operas by Lully and Sacchini, plus Carbon Copy Building and Arjuna’s Dilemma. His festival appearances include Salzburg, Aspen, Bard, Schleswig-Holstien, Settembre, Aldeburgh Festival, Versailles Autumn Festival and Tage Alte Muzik Regensburg.
Tony holds a Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and a Master’s Degree and Performance Certificate from Eastman School of Music. Tony studied at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies and recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at University of Maryland. He is currently on the voice faculty of the University of Miami.
Martin Davids, Violin
Martin Davids, violin, received a Performer Diploma from Indiana University where he studied with Stanley Ritchie. He also earned a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan. In addition to directing the Callipygian Players, Chicago’s premiere Baroque chamber music ensemble, Mr. Davids is concertmaster of the Forces of Virtue, Publick Musick, Bach Collegium of Ft. Wayne, Janus Ensemble, Bach Chamber Orchestra and the Musical Patriots. He is principal second violin in Chicago’s Period instrument orchestra the Baroque Band and regularly performs with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and the Bach Institute in Valparaiso. Other ensembles he has played with include Chicago Opera Theater, Central City Opera, Music of the Baroque, Aradia, and Toronto Consort. He is a founding member of the electric Baroque ensemble Discontinuo and is in demand
as an electric violinist. Besides performing, Mr. Davids teaches at Loyola University in Chicago and gives masterclasses in performance practice and improvisation. His violin is made by Fernando Alberti in 1750.
Eileen Grycky, Flutist
Eileen Grycky, flutist, is Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Delaware and a resident member of the Del’ Arte Wind Quintet. She performs, records, and has toured the United States and Europe with classical guitarist Christian Taggart in the Taggart-Grycky Duo. In addition, Ms. Grycky is a member of the orchestra of the Opera Company of Philadelphia, The Delaware Symphony Orchestra and the Mozart Orchestra of Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Oberlin and New England Conservatories. Ms. Grycky’s flutes are made by Folkers & Powell and Roderick Cameron.
Laura Heimes, Soprano
Laura Heimes, hailed for “a voice equally velvety up and down the registers,” has repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. She has collaborated with many leading figures in early music, including Andrew Lawrence King, Julianne Baird, The King’s Noyse, Paul O’Dette, Chatham Baroque, Apollo’s Fire, The New York Collegium, The Publick Musick, Trinity Consort, and Piffaro. Ms. Heimes is a member of Fuma Sacra, the ensemble- in- residence at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. She has performed in festivals at Boston, Connecticut, Indianapolis, Oregon, Philadelphia, and Carmel.
Ms. Heimes’ most recent recordings include the songs of Purcell, Handel Duets and Trios and The Lass with the Delicate Air: English Songs from the London Pleasure Gardens with Brandywine Baroque; The Jane Austen Songbook with Julianne Baird; and Caldara’s Il Giuoco del Quadriglio with Julianne Baird and the Queen’s Chamber Band.
A native of Rochester NY, Ms. Heimes also holds Master of Music degrees in Choral Conducting and Voice Performance from Temple University. She has recorded for Dorian, Pro Gloria Musicae, Plectra Music, Sonabilis, and Albany records.
John Mark Rozendaal
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