McDonald, Kathleen


Instruments Played

Current Performance Ensembles
Baroque Across the River
Songe d'ete en Musique

Personal Summary / Bio

KATHY MCDONALD, BAROQUE FLUTE, is the founder/director of BaroQue Across the River, baroque chamber music series performed on original instruments in historical venues. Since founding the series in 2000, she has taken these concerts to the Akwaaba Mansion in Stuyvesant Heights, Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park, The Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn's Historic Borough Hall, and Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims. A graduate of SUNY, Stonybrook, where she was a student of Samuel Baron, she has performed in the US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. Her interest in historical performance lead her to study baroque flute with Sandra Miller, master classes with Christopher Krueger, Rachel Brown , Bart Kuijken and chamber music at Mannes College of Music with Martha McGaughey. She was a participant in several early music festivals including the Academy for Early Music, under the direction of renowned Bach scholar, Joshua Rifkin in Brixen, Italy and a Bach festival with Barthold Kuijken in Sopron, Hungary. While Artist-in-Residence at CUNY LaGuardia Community College, she performed chamber music seminars dedicated to the performance of American Music. With husband & classical guitarist, Pasquale Bianculli, she has performed at De Doulen Hall in Holland, the International Trade Center in Willemstad, Curacao and the Theaterforum Kruetzberg, in Berlin, Germany performing the music of Carlo Domeniconi.. The duo's CD “Hill of Slane” will be released in spring 2008. Kathy is also co-director of a summer music festival Songe de'ete en musique in Quebec, Canda, which will celebrate its third summer in 2008.



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87 Columbia Heights #53
Brooklyn, New York, NY, 11201
United States
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