Thursday, September 25, 2008

Monica Huggett to lead new program at Juillard

Yesterday, the Juilliard School announced that Monica Huggett would become the artistic director of the School's new Historical Performance program. Huggett is one of the world's most sought-after Baroque violinists and is the artistic director of the Portland Baroque Orchestra and the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Accompanying Huggett to teach at Juilliard's new program are early music experts Cynthia Roberts (violin and viola); Phoebe Carrai (cello); Robert Nairn (double bass/violone); Sandra Miller (flute); Gonzalo Ruiz (oboe); Dominic Teresi (bassoon); Kenneth Weiss (harpsichord) and violinist Robert Mealy (chamber music coach).

According to Thomas Cirillo, Portland Baroque's executive director, Ruiz is scheduled appear with the PBO this season.

You can read about the appointment in the New York Times here.

You can find the press release from the Juilliard School here.

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