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.