A conversation with Sébastien van Kuijk
David chats with Sébastien van Kuijk, a Festival Artist in August 2019 whose 2020 visit here was foiled by COVID-19
On selected nights of the festival, I’ve asked past artists
to choose a surprise Youtube performance as a treat for our audience.
Each selection will be preceded by a short introduction with the artist.
Cynthia Roberts is one of America's leading baroque violinists, appearing as soloist, concertmaster, and recitalist throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. She is a faculty member of the Juilliard School. She appears regularly with the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Boston Early Music Festival, Smithsonian Chamber Players, and Tafelmusik. She has performed as concertmaster of Les Arts Florissants with William Christie and appeared with Orchester Wiener Akademie, the London Classical Players, and the Bach Collegium Japan. She was featured as soloist and concertmaster on the soundtrack of the Touchstone Pictures film Casanova, and accompanied soprano Renee Fleming on Late Night with David Letterman.
Ms. Roberts also teaches at the University of North Texas, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute. She has given master classes at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, New World Symphony, Indiana University, Eastman School of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cornell University, Rutgers University, Temple University, Minsk Conservatory, Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum Augsburg, Shanghai Conservatory Middle School, Vietnam National Academy of Music, and the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique in France.
Ms Roberts made her solo debut at age 12 playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Grant Park Symphony of Chicago. Her recording credits include Sony, CPO, and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.