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Robert mealy

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one of America’s leading baroque violinists, has been praised for his “imagination, taste, subtlety, and daring” by the Boston Globe; The New Yorker called him “New York’s world-class early music violinist.” He has recorded over 50 CDs of early music on most major labels, ranging from Hildegard of Bingen with Sequentia, to Renaissance consorts with the Boston Camerata, to Rameau operas with Les Arts Florissants. At home in New York, he is a frequent leader and soloist with many ensembles, and serves as concertmaster at Trinity Wall Street in their series of complete Bach cantatas and passions. He has recorded and toured with many early music ensembles both here and in Europe, including (from early to late) Sequentia, Ensemble Project Ars Nova, the Newberry Consort, the Folger Consort, Tragicomedia, Les Arts Florissants, La Fontegara (Mexico), the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, Seattle Baroque, Boston Baroque, and the Handel and Haydn Society. He has led Baroque ensembles for the Mark Morris Dance Company, including a tour to Moscow, and accompanied Renée Fleming on the David Letterman Show. Mealy has been concertmaster of the internationally-acclaimed Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra since 2004, and has led them in performances and Grammy-nominated recordings of Lully’s Thésée and Psyché and Conradi’s Ariadne, as well as productions of Monteverdi’s Poppea and the modern premiere of Mattheson’s Boris Godenouw. The Boston Phoenix remarked of the Boris production that “the most exceptional music came from the pit.

 

 

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