NYS Baroque Young Artists

Become the next NYS Baroque Young artist

We are now accepting applications for our Young Artists for Spring 2022. If you are a young early musician, involved in historical performance practice and beginning your professional career, and would like a chance to perform in Rochester, send us an email at info@nysbaroque.com. Please submit a 1-3 paragraph proposal for a concert: this could include a snappy title, personnel/instrumentation, repertoire, a few words to explain the program, ideas for presentation, possible venues (if you have any in mind so far), and anything else you think we need to know before agreeing to present you. Please also submit a resume or bio for you and your group or collaborators, and links to audio or video of your performances.

About NYS Baroque Young Artists

NYS Baroque has long been engaged with young people, hosting annual student interns from Eastman’s Arts Leadership Program in conjunction with Pegasus Early Music and inviting several young Developing Artists to perform alongside our experienced roster. NYS Baroque Young Artists are offered a valuable performing opportunity for themselves not only as musicians, but in their entrepreneurial career building. Rather than being simply hired to perform, young artists are actively involved with the entire process of creating their concert, working closely with the Artistic Director as a mentor and using our resources and experience to guide their plans. The musicians are responsible for and learn about audience development, publicity, marketing, and artistic decisions that go into putting on their concert. We’d like to engage a whole new audience with our music. Our young performers offer a bridge into early music for people who like all styles of music. They will show that early music, even though very old, still sounds new!

Watch NYS Baroque Young Artists:

The Berwick Fiddle Consort (BFC) is a folk-baroque ensemble made up of musicians who share a passion for both historical performance and fiddle traditions. Our program presents traditional Scottish, Irish and Cape Breton music alongside Scots-inspired works in the classical style. Francesco Geminiani was an Italian musician who built successful careers in London and Edinburgh and who was interested enough in the Scottish folk tradition to write collections of pieces based on Scots songs. His “Airs made into Sonatas for Two Violins and a Bass” add baroque Italian chords and accompaniment lines to Scottish melodies, creating a new hybrid style. Some of our sets feature this hybrid compositional style, while others will present folk tunes in a more traditional performance idiom

Berwick Fiddle Consort: “Ayont Yon Glen”
Lydia Becker, Julia Connor, Sarah Douglass, violins; with guest lutenist Sebastian Quintero

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