Catherine Liddell

Lecturer, Lute, Historical Performance | cathliddell@comcast.net

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BA, Sarah Lawrence College; Soloist Diploma, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Founding member Ensemble Chanterelle, winner of 1983 Concert Artist Guild Award, and Ensemble-in-Residence at UCLA 1985-6.

She is in high demand for her skill, sensitivity and experience as a continuo player. She has performed with many of America’s leading period instrument ensembles, including Boston Baroque, the Handel & Haydn Society, Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland), the New York Collegium, and in the Aston Magna and the Boston Early Music Festivals. She recently performed in the US Premier of Heiner Goebbel’s Songs of War I Have Seen with the London Sinfonietta and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment as part of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Performances with the Boston Early Music Festival include productions of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (1993) Lully’s Thesé (1999), and Psychée (2007) and in the Boston Lyric Opera production of Handel’s Agrippina (2011). She has recorded for Musical Heritage Society, Titanic, Dorian, Wildboar and Centaur Records. Her solo recording, La belle voilée, 17th Century French Lute Music by Jacques Gallot and others is available on the Centaur label. Her edition, Sacred Music for Lute, Vol. I is available through Lyre Editions, Fort Worth, Texas. She has taught at the Longy School of Music, the San Francisco Conservatory, and at Mount Holyoke College as part of the Five Colleges Early Music Program. Liddell has held her present position since 2006.  www.catherineliddell.com