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American Bach Soloists

"The best specialists in early music" – The Washington Post

Vocalists

“The audience had the last word, speaking in long and sustained waves of well-earned cheering and applause”
San Francisco Classical Voice

Sopranos/Mezzos
Christine Brandes
Mary Ellen Callahan
Elspeth Franks
Sonia Gariaeff
Katherine Growdon
Ellen Hargis
Abigail Haynes-Lennox **
Jennifer Hines
Jennifer Ellis Kampani
Marguerite Krull
Tamara Matthews
Kathryn Mueller
Anne-Kathryn Olsen
Christa Pfeiffer
Nola Richardson *
Clara Rottsolk
Shawnette Sulker
Teresa Tam
Rosemarie van der Hooft
Elizabeth Weigle
Mary Wilson
Shari Wilson *
Yulia van Doren **
Arianna Zukerman

Altos/Countertenors
Daniel Bubeck
Jay Carter
Abigail Fischer *
Brennan Hall *
Ian Howell **
Eric Jurenas *
Jennifer Lane
Judith Malafronte ‡
Clifton Massey
Marietta Simpson
Daniel Taylor
Patrick van Goethem

Tenors
Charles Blandy
Benjamin Butterfield
Derek Chester **
Guy Cutting
Gerald Thomas Gray
Jon Lee Keenan *
Scott Mello *
Wesley Rogers
Aaron Sheehan
Kyle Stegall *
Steven Tharp
Zachary Wilder

Baritones/Basses
Jesse Blumberg
Mischa Bouvier *
Joshua Copeland **
Hugh Davies
Tyler Duncan
Aaron Engebreth
James Maddalena
Thomas Meglioranza
David Allen Newman
William Sharp ‡
Robert Stafford
Thomas Thompson *
Max van Egmond ‡
James Weaver

Instrumentalists

“Jeffrey Thomas draws crisp, vital playing from the ace baroque instrumentalists of American Bach Soloists, who provide galvanizing vigor but also caress the gut strings of their period instruments with unusual beauty”
Opera News

Violin
Cynthia Albers
Elizabeth Blumenstock ‡
Zachary Isaac Carrettin
Maria Caswell
Tatiana Chulochnikova *
Karin Cuellar *
Tekla Cunningham
Andrew Davies
Andrew Fouts **
Cynthia Miller Freivogel
Lisa Grodin
Rachel Hurwitz
Katherine Kyme
Tyler Lewis
Robert Mealy ‡
Carla Moore
Bettina Mussumeli
Maxine Nemerovski
Johanna Novom **
Mishkar Núñez-Mejía *
Holly Piccoli *
Cynthia Roberts
Maia Silberstein
Lindsey Strand-Polyak *
Janet Worsley Strauss
Noah Strick *
Jolianne von Einem
Lisa Weiss
David Wilson
Alicia Yang
Ondine Young
Jude Ziliak *

Viola
Cynthia Albers
David Daniel Bowes
Vijay Chalasani
Daria D'Andrea
Adam LaMotte
Jason Pyszkowski *
Clio Tilton *
Aaron Westman

Violoncello & Viol
Joanna Blendulf
Gretchen Claassen
John Dornenburg
Paul Hale
Peter Hallifax
Robert Howard
Shirley Edith Hunt
Julie Jeffrey
David Morris
Elisabeth Reed ‡
William Skeen ‡
Tanya Tomkins ‡
Brent Wissick

Contrabass & Violone
Shawn Alger *
Michelle Burr
Christopher Deppe
Josh Lee
Steven Lehning ‡
Daniel Turkos *
Kristin Zoernig

Harpsichord
Katherine Heater
Corey Jamason ** ‡
Adam Pearl
Leon Schelhase *
Charles Sherman
Michael Sponseller **

Organ
Rodney Gehrke
John Karl Hirten
Corey Jamason ** ‡

Bassoon
Danny Bond
Thomas Hill *
Joseph Jones *
Charles Koster
Byron Rakitzis
Dominic Teresi ‡
Kate van Orden ‡

Flute
Eve Friedman **
Christopher Matthews *
Sandra Miller ‡
Kim Pineda
Byron Rakitzis
Stephen Schultz
Janet See
Colin St. Martin

Horn
Paul Avril
John Boden
Zach Maupin
Peter Nowlen
Lawrence Ragent
Loren Tayerle

Oboe
John Abberger
Stephen Bard
Geoffrey Burgess
Michael DuPree
Stephen Hammer
Sung Lee
Debra Nagy ** ‡
Meg Owens
Alan Paul
Marianne Richert Pfau

Recorder
Frances Feldon
Judith Linsenberg
Hanneke van Proosdij

Theorbo & Lute
John Lenti
Richard Stone
David Tayler
Daniel Zuluaga

Timpani
Kent Reed

Trumpet
Kathryn James Adduci
Justin Bland *
Nathan Botts
Stephen Escher
Dominic Favia *
William Harvey
Caleb Hudson
Andreas Stoltzfus *
John Thiessen ‡
Bill Williams

Cornetto
Stephen Escher
Alex Opsahl

Trombone
Richard Cheetham
Ernie Rideout
Sanford Stadtfeld

Fortepiano
Steven Bailey
Eric Zivian

Harp
Maria Christina Cleary

American Bach Choir

“Singing with impressive precision and clarity, the choir revealed all the contrapuntal intricacies of Bach’s melodic lines.”
Classical Sonoma

Sopranos
Jennifer Brody
Cheryl Cain
Michelle Clair
Tonia d'Amelio
Julia Earl
Elisabeth Engan
Ruth Escher
Andrea Fullington
Pam Igelsrud
Susan Judy
Clare Kirk
Rita Lilly
Allison Z. Lloyd
Lisa Marie May
Christa Pfeiffer
Diana Pray
Brett Ruona
Cathleen Ellis Stadecker
Cheryl Sumsion
Jennifer Elaine Young
Helene Zindarsian

Altos/Countertenors
James Apgar
Jesse Antin
Dan Cromeenes *
Elisabeth Eliassen
Kevin Fox
Linda Liebschutz
Clifton Massey
Katherine E. McKee
Naomi Lopin Osborne
Leandra Ramm
Deborah Rosengaus
William Sauerland *
Gabriela Estephanie Solis *
Meghan Spyker
Amelia Triest
Delia Voitoff-Bauman
Celeste Winant 

Tenors
Edward Betts
Mark Alexander Bonney *
Matthew Curtis
Michael Desnoyers
Jonathon Hampton
Daniel Harper
John Davey-Hatcher
Michael Jankosky *
David Kurtenbach
Andrew Morgan
Mark Mueller
Arie Perry
Colby Roberts
John Rouse
Sam Smith

Basses
Johan Andreasson
John Kendall Bailey
John Bischoff
Ryan James Brandau
Adam Cole
Hugh Davies
Jeff Fields
Thomas Hart
Ben Johns
Bryan Jolly
Raymond Martinez
James Monios
Jefferson Packer
Daniel Pickens-Jones
Chad Runyon
David Varnum

* Academy Participant | ** Competition Finalist | ‡ Academy Faculty