Artistic Director

Deborah Fox, lutenist, with theorbo. Photo by Patricia Russotti
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, Glimmerglass Opera, Les Violons du Roy (Montreal), Spoleto Festival, Opera Atelier, Aradia, Tafelmusik, Concert Royal, Brandywine Baroque, Music of the Baroque and Callipygian Players, and others; and has made frequent trips to Australia to work with Pinchgut Opera in Sydney.   She 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. 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, entitled Io Vidi in Terra.

photo above by Patricia Russotti
photo at right by Libby Hedrick