Baroque & Classical Academy Showcase Concert

Friday, July 29, 1:00 PM

Directed by Festival violinist, Edwin Huizinga

Joseph Lorang, violin; Alyssa Campbell, violin; William J. Drancsak III, viola; Adrienne Hyde, cello

Four string musicians from our Baroque & Classical Academy Quartet perform Baroque and Classical masterworks.

This Festival Baroque & Classical Academy will provide training from internationally acclaimed Bach Festival musicians and learning opportunities at the Carmel Bach Festival. BCA musicians will have a full rehearsal schedule, including guided sessions with mentors, in preparation for the Baroque & Classical Academy Quartet Showcase Concert. Throughout July, BCA musicians will learn how to curate programs, create socially conscious programs, develop audiences, build donor relationships, and more. Musicians will attend educational workshops with Festival musician mentors, film composers, board members, and others to learn skills to help them succeed as professional classical musicians.

The quartet will also enrich the traditional Carmel Bach Festival community by offering free public masterclasses and performing a Showcase Concert featuring a program curated by the BCA musicians with guidance from Festival mentors.

The Academy will be directed by violinist Edwin Huizinga, who is a member of the Festival Artistic Leadership Team. Huizinga began studying Baroque violin with Marylin McDonald at Oberlin Conservatory, and then went on to become San Francisco Conservatory’s Baroque Performance assistant, while earning a master’s degree under Corey Jameson. Edwin has toured extensively with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Wallfisch Band, led by Elizabeth Wallfisch, Apollo’s Fire, and Brandywine Baroque. He was also part of legendary harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt’s last public performance tours before he retired. Huizinga has also been invited as a guest artist to the Amsterdam Conservatory, under the tutelage of Lucy Van Dael, and worked with Vera Beths, Anner Bylsma, Stanley Ritchie, and Elizabeth Blumenstock in masterclasses, workshops, and concert performances. Edwin is a founding member of international touring ensembles ACRONYM and Fire & Grace, the Artistic Director of the Sweetwater Music Festival, and artistic team member of the Big Sur Fiddle Camp.

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Edwin Huizinga


Edwin Huizinga


Jul 29 2022


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  • Adrienne Hyde
    Adrienne Hyde
    BCA Cello

    Passionate about honoring and understanding the traditions of all kinds of music, Adrienne Hyde graduated as a Pi Kappa Lambda Scholar from the Eastman School of Music, receiving a Bachelor’s degree with High distinction in Cello Performance and a concentration in art history. During her time at Eastman, she was the recipient of the Glenn and Frances Harris Cello Prize and the school’s first awarded Performance Practice Certificate for her extensive study of historical performance techniques.

    Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s degree on full scholarship as a historical performance student at the Juilliard School in NYC, where she double majors in Baroque Cello and Viola da Gamba. At Juilliard, Adrienne works in the community engagement department as a Morse Teaching Artist Fellow, teaching music theory and general music appreciation classes. She was also selected as the Music Advancement Program (MAP) Cello Fellow, through which she co-directed and founded the inaugural MAP Baroque Ensemble, and co-taught two courses in Baroque Performance Practice.

    As a dedicated teacher, Adrienne maintains a small private studio of modern and baroque cello students, and tutors music theory and history. Recent research projects have culminated in guest teaching masterclasses in early improvisation, folk music, and historical cello performance. She performs frequently on many different instruments; the modern cello, the baroque cello, piccolo cello, bass violin, lirone, bass and treble viola da gamba, and the organ!

  • Alyssa Campbell
    Alyssa Campbell
    BCA Violin

    Alyssa Campbell is a baroque violinist and violist from Detroit, Michigan. She is currently a graduate student at The Juilliard School where she is a member of the early music ensemble Juilliard415. Prior to moving to New York City, Alyssa studied violin performance at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Her primary instructors include Cynthia Roberts, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Aaron Berofsky, and Joseph Gascho.

    She has performed at music festivals including the American Bach Soloists Academy, Chautauqua Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival Berwick Academy, and the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Additionally, in 2016 she co-founded the Detroit Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble dedicated to presenting free classical music performances in community-centered spaces. As a baroque violinist, Alyssa focusses on music spanning the 16th to 19th centuries and aims to expand the field of early music to include works by composers that are lesser known and performed.

    When not playing music, Alyssa enjoys collecting vintage sheet music, eating spicy food, and kayaking.

  • Joseph Lorang
    Joseph Lorang
    BCA Violin
  • William Drancsak III
    BCA Viola
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