Deborah Fox became the Artistic Director of NYS Baroque in May 2013. She is also the Artistic Director and founder, in 2005, of Pegasus Early Music, Rochester’s early music concert series. She is a lutenist with a span of repertoire ranging from medieval to baroque music, and plays 6 different lutes! She has performed with the major early music ensembles and festivals in North America, including the Carmel Bach Festival, Opera Florentine in Milwaukee. Glimmerglass Opera, Les Violons du Roy (Montreal), Spoleto Festival, Opera Atelier, Aradia, Tafelmusik, Concert Royal, Brandywine Baroque, Third Coast Baroque and others; and has made frequent trips to Australia to work with Pinchgut Opera in Sydney.
She is a cum laude graduate of Smith College, and received the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Early Music at London’s Guildhall School of Music, specializing in the improvised accompaniment practices of the seventeenth century. Her teachers have included lutenists Pat O’Brien, Paul O’Dette, and Nigel North. She performs as a regular member of the baroque chamber music ensemble Fioritura, and has been a Teaching Artist for the Aesthetic Education Institute. She has recorded for Centaur, Plectra, ABC, and Naxos, and has a cd out on Sono Luminus with countertenor José Lemos and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, entitled Io Vidi in Terra.