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Rachel Barton Pine, baroque violin, viola d'amore; John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba, baroque ‘cello; David Schrader, harpsichord, positiv organ, fortepiano
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Praised by Fanfare for its "wonderful, vital and buoyant performances," Trio Settecento's passionate and authoritative interpretations renew the pleasures of hearing beloved music from the Age of Enlightenment while also revealing the delights of new discoveries. Imagination, vigor, technical polish, and historical insight have made the Trio's performances appealing to audiences and critics alike. Trio Settecento was formed after Pine, Rozendaal and Schrader came together in 1996 to record the complete violin sonatas of George Frederick Handel. The Trio's 2009-2010 season includes appearances at Columbia University in New York City, the University of Vermont in Burlington and the Chicago Early Music Festival. The Trio made its New York City debut at The Frick Collection in August, 2006, which was recorded for broadcast on WNYC. The Trio has also appeared at the Boston Early Music Festival and the Music Institute of Chicago's Baroque Chamber Music Festival, as well as other performances around the U.S.
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All three members of Trio Settecento are dedicated pedagogues. They frequently give workshops and master classes at community music schools and universities and lead pre-concert discussions before their performances.
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