Cynthia Miller Freivogel performs regularly on period instruments and the modern violin. She received a B.A. in Musicology at Yale University and an M.M. in violin performance at the San Francisco Conservatory. In addition to being a member of Philharmonia Baroque, Ms. Freivogel is also the concertmaster and leader of the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado and the lead violinist with Brandywine Baroque in Delaware. She is second violinist with the Novello Quartet, which is dedicated to the performance of the string quartets of Haydn and his contemporaries on classical instruments. Freivogel frequently performs at early music venues in the San Francisco Bay Area with such ensembles as Magnificat, Mirabile, and American Bach Soloists, and on concert series at Old First, San Francisco Early Music Society, and MusicSources. Freivogel spends summers playing violin in the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra in Boulder. She also has played with the Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship Orchestra, San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, State Orchestra of São Paulo, Brazil, Apollo’s Fire, Portland Baroque, American Russian Young Artists Orchestra and Amerus Chamber Players. Freivogel studied principally with Camilla Wicks and Marylou Speaker Churchill. She is a dedicated teacher and is certified to teach Suzuki Book 1.
Katherine Kyme received her musical training at UC Berkeley and Yale University. She became a member of the Seattle Symphony in 1979, but after a year’s leave to study baroque violin in Vienna, she began to specialize in music before 1850. She is a founding member of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the American Bach Soloists, the Arcadian Academy and the Artaria Quartet, performing throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, and has made dozens of recordings. A passionate chamber music player, she performs with The Streicher Trio, the modern quartet String Circle, and the recently formed New Esterházy Quartet, which has just concluded its two-year project performing all sixty-eight of the Haydn string quartets on historical instruments. She conducts the Junior and Intermediate orchestras of the California Youth Symphony.
Described by Strad magazine as possessing “unerring musicality,”Carla Moore enjoys exploring and performing the repertoire for baroque and classical violin. Moore moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from New York City in 1991 when she joined Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. She now serves as one of the Orchestra’s concertmasters and soloists, performs and solos with American Bach Soloists, and serves as concertmaster of the Portland Baroque Orchestra (Oregon). In 1989, Moore won First Prize in the Erwin Bodky Competition for early music, and she has since traveled with many leading baroque orchestras and chamber groups throughout North America, Britain, Europe and Asia. She has recorded extensively for a wide range of labels, which include highly praised solo performances of music by Telemann and C.P.E. Bach, as well as chamber music by, among others, Luigi Boccherini, William Lawes, and Clara Schumann. She received her Master of Music Degree with distinction from Indiana University’s Early Music Institute, where she was a student of, and
assistant to, Stanley Ritchie. Currently, Carla coaches the baroque ensemble at the University of California, Berkeley. Her pastimes include swimming, gardening, and volunteering in her children’s public schools.