New York native Claire Raphaelson is an active recitalist and soloist with wide-ranging musical pursuits. Praised for her "stylistically nuanced performances," and "charming sense of chutzpah,"(Boston Musical Intelligencer) Claire appears with numerous ensembles on the east coast, and has placed in early music competitions in Boston, New York, France, and Poland. She received her MM in Historical Performance from Longy School of Music and her BM in Vocal Performance and Music History from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and has just joined the professional octet at Christ & St. Stephens in NY.
Violinist Emily Dahl is an active performer known for her inventive and intuitive style. She enjoys a diverse career ranging from broadway musicals to baroque opera. Emily’s concentration in historical performance has led to her playing internationally under luminaries within the early music field including Rachel Podger, Maasaki Suzuki, and John Eliot Gardiner. Performing works from the most grand to the most intimate, career highlights include the St Matthew Passion at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and a Beethoven-themed salon concert using an 1807 Broadwood piano. Emily’s poised and gracious sound can be heard throughout Boston with the Handel and Haydn Society, Les Bostonades, and many others. Venturing further afield, she appears regularly with the American Baroque Orchestra (New Haven) and Baroque Band (Chicago). After studying abroad at the Royal Academy in London, Emily now lives in Jamaica Plain where she happily investigates local bakeries and ice cream.
With a repertoire spanning 400 years, violinist/conductor Dorian Komanoff Bandy is one of the most versatile talents to emerge on the early music scene. His “spectacular violin playing” (PlanetHugill, UK), marked by “sensibility and virtuosity” (Musical Pointers, UK), has led to engagements throughout the USA and Europe, and he has performed as soloist in venues ranging from London’s Wigmore Hall to Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and New York’s Symphony Space. He is concertmaster of Musica Poetica London and a frequent guest of the Amphion Consort (London) and Sinfonia New York. Dorian studied at the Royal Academy of Music as recipient of the coveted Marshall Scholarship.
Zoe Kemmerling pursues an eclectic musical career as a violist, baroque violinist, writer, and administrator in Boston. She appears frequently on the early music landscape with local groups such as Grand Harmonie, Musical Offering, Les Bostonades, and the recently formed Emergence Quartet. On the other end of the spectrum, Zoe enjoys premiering her colleagues’ compositions and is helping to shape Boston’s dynamic new music scene through her work with Equilibrium Concert Series and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. She is also an accomplished writer, and her insightful and witty program notes can be found throughout the city.
Active as a soloist and continuo player on both Baroque cello and viola da gamba, Zoe Weiss has performed with ensembles throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is a founding member of the L'Strange viol consort and an experimental voices and viols ensemble, Fathom. Also a dedicated teacher and scholar, Zoe is currently a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Cornell University. She can be heard on the New Focus label in recordings of works by David Funck (2014) and William Cranford (upcoming).
David H. Miller studied music at Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude with highest honors and was awarded a Paine Fellowship for postgraduate study in Vienna, Austria. In addition to his work in musicology, David plays a variety of early bowed bass instruments, including Baroque double bass, viola da gamba, and violone, and performs actively throughout the eastern United States. David is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in musicology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, with research interests including performance practice, the Second Viennese School, and the music of Schütz and Schein.