ROBERT MEALY (violin & viola) is one of America's leading historical string players. He has been praised for his "imagination, taste, subtlety, and daring" by The Boston Globe; The New Yorker called him "New York's world-class early music violinist." He has recorded and toured a wide variety of repertoire with many distinguished ensembles both here and in Europe, including Sequentia, Tragicomedia, Les Arts Florissants, and Tafelmusik; as a soloist and chamber musician, he has appeared at major early music festivals from Berkeley to Belgrade and from Melbourne to Bergen. A frequent leader and soloist in New York, Mr. Mealy is concertmaster at Trinity Wall Street, as they embark on a complete series of Bach cantata performances. Since 2004, he has led the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, making three Grammy-nominated recordings with them and many festival concerts, including a special appearance at Versailles. He has also led the Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble in performances in New York, New Haven, and Moscow, and accompanied Renée Fleming on the David Letterman Show. A devoted chamber musician, he directs the 17th century music ensemble Quicksilver, and is a member of the King's Noyse and the Medieval quartet Fortune's Wheel. Since 2009, Mr. Mealy has been a professor at Yale University, where he directs the postgraduate Yale Baroque Ensemble. Prior to teaching at Yale, he founded and directed the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra for a decade. He was recently appointed Director of Juilliard's Historical Performance Program. In 2004, he received EMA's Binkley Award for outstanding teaching and scholarship. He has recorded over eighty CDs on most major labels.