Johanna Novom, violin
Avi Stein, harpsichord
Music by Corelli, Biber, Muffat, D'Anglebert,
Bach, and Scarlatti
Thursday, 24 February 2011, at 5:30p.m.
Johanna Novom is Associate Concertmaster of Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. A first prize winner of the American Bach Soloists’ Young Artists Competition in 2008, Johanna appears as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral payer with period ensembles throughout the country, such as the American Bach Soloists, Chatham Baroque, Dallas Bach Society, New York State Baroque, and the Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra, and is a core member of the newer ensembles Flying Forms and the Sebastian Chamber Players. She has performed at festivals internationally, including the Carmel Bach Festival, Moscow’s Golden Mask Festival, the Magnolia Baroque Festival, and Le Festival de Sedières. Johanna completed her Master's in Historical Performance at Oberlin Conservatory in 2007, where she studied on both historical and modern instruments with Marilyn McDonald. Currently based out of New Haven, CT, Johanna is a fellowship member of the Yale Baroque Ensemble under the direction of Robert Mealy.
Avi Stein teaches harpsichord and chamber music at the Yale School of Music and baroque vocal repertoire at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He is the director of music at St. Matthew & St. Timothy Episcopal Church in Manhattan. The New York Times described him as "a brilliant organ soloist" in his Carnegie Hall debut and he was recently featured in Early Music America magazine in an article on the new generation of leaders in the field. Avi has performed throughout the United States, in Europe, Canada, and Central America. He is an active continuo accompanist who plays regularly with the Boston Early Music Festival, the Trinity Church Wall Street Choir and Baroque Orchestra, the Clarion Music Society and Bach Vespers NYC. This past summer, Avi directed the young artists’ program at the Carmel Bach Festival. Avi has also conducted a variety of ensembles including the Opera Français de New York, the recent debut of the OperaOmnia company in a production of Monteverdi’s Coronation of Poppea and a critically acclaimed annual series called the 4x4 Festival. Avi holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the University of Southern California as well as being a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship for study in Toulouse with doctoral studies at Indiana University.
This concert is free and open to the public