2017 Group in Residence

New Vintage Baroque

Praised by the New York Times for its “buoyant pulse…appealing energy” and “thoughtfully conceived” programming, New Vintage Baroque is an adventurous period instrument ensemble dedicated to the creation of21st century repertoire for early instruments. Founded in 2011 by Baroque oboist Lindsay McIntosh (Juilliard 2014), New Vintage Baroque is committed to bringing audiences the highest level of historical performance practice. Unique among Baroque ensembles, New Vintage unites past and present musical styles, offering new commissions by diverse modern composers alongside the music of the Baroque era. 

Currently, New Vintage Baroque presents a monthly curated series at National Sawdust called Table Music. Table Music is a one of a kind music series that pairs a personalized brunch menu, by James Beard Award-winning chef Patrick Connolly withlive historically informed performance (HIP) music in a non traditional way.  

Of their performance of Handel’s Rinaldo with Boston Opera Collaborative, the Boston Globe cited New Vintage’s “graceful, songful playing… a major element in the production’s success.” Other recent projects included a year long residency at Yale’s Lewis Walpole Library (CT), where NVB created three new musical programs inspired by the collection. In 2015 the group toured New York and the Netherlands with a newly commissioned cantata Virginiana by Gregory Spears’. Most notable and recent has been the completion of their first album, The Passionate Pilgrim, a song cycle by The Oracle Hysterical for voices and Baroque band that will drop on March 17. 2017 on VIA Records.

Meet the Musicians

Lindsay McIntosh, Founder and Executive Director

New York City- based historical oboist Lindsay McIntosh, is the founder and executive director of New Vintage Baroque (www.newvintagebaroque.com), an adventurous period instrument ensemble dedicated to the creation of a 21st century repertoire for early instruments. Ms. McIntosh is a recent graduate of the esteemed Juilliard 415 program and has appeared under conductors such as William Christi, Masaaki Suzuki, Jordi Savall, Richard Egarr, and Monica Huggett.

 Ms. McIntosh is also a full time employee on the artistic team at National Sawdust, an unparalleled, artist-led, non-profit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery. Ms. McIntosh has created and curated numerous program series and concerts, but the most notable is the “A Country Concert Series” at the Lewis Walpole Library and the Table Music Brunch Series at National Sawdust. (www.nationalsawdust.org)

 

 

 

Owen McIntosh, Tenor and Production Manager

Acclaimed as a “lovely, tender high tenor” by the New York Times, Owen McIntosh has enjoyed a diverse career of chamber music and solo performance ranging from bluegrass to reggae, heavy metal to art song, and opera to oratorio. A native of remote Northern California, Mr. McIntosh has shared the stage with the country’s finest ensembles including Apollo’s Fire, Blue Heron, Boston Baroque, Carmel Bach Festival, Les Canards Chantants, Les Délices, New Vintage Baroque, San Diego Bach Collegium, Staunton Music Festival, TENET, Trident Ensemble, True Concord,  and the GRAMMY® nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street. Recent solo engagements include; Bach’s St. John Passion with Tenet, Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with Boston Baroque, Haydn's Chamber opera L'isola Disabitata with the American Classical Orchestra, the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 with Apollo's Fire and Green Mountain Project, Bach's' St. Matthew passion with Grand Rapids Symphony, il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria with Opera Omnia and Boston Baroque, and evangelist in Bach's St. John passion with True Concord Voices and Orchestra.

John Brancy, Baritone

Baritone John Brancy is “a vibrant, resonant presence” (New York Times) on the international opera, concert and recital stages. His 2016/17 season includes his title role debut in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Florida Grand Opera, his Russian debut as Albert in a concert version of Massenet’s Werther in Moscow and his Opera National de Lorraine debut as Harlekin Ariadne of Naxos.  Additionally, after a successful KickStarter campaign his debut album with pianist Peter Dugan will be released. He is one of his generation’s leading interpreters of song, “a young artist who’s got his teeth in it, who loves the challenge of art song” (Gerald Finley in Opera News); John will return to the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) stage this Fall.

 

 

 

 

 

Esteli Gomez, Soprano 

Praised for her "clear, bright voice" (New York Times) and "artistry that belies her young years"(Kansas City Metropolis), soprano Estelí Gomez is quickly gaining recognition as a stylish interpreter of early and contemporary repertoires. In January 2014 she was awarded a Grammy with contemporary octet Roomful of Teeth, for best chamber music/small ensemble performance; in November 2011 she received first prize in the Canticum Gaudium International Early Music Vocal Competition in Poznan, Poland. An avid performer of early and new music, Estelí can be heard on the Juno-nominated recording Salsa Baroque with Montréal-based Ensemble Caprice, as well as Roomful of Teeth's self-titled debut album, for which composer Caroline Shaw's Partita was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize.

EMi Ferguson, Flute

English­American flutist Emi Ferguson is a performer who stretches the boundaries of what is expected of modern­day instrumentalists. Emi’s unique approach to the flute can be heard in performances that alternate between the Silver Flute, Historical Flutes, and Auxilary Flutes, playing repertoire that stretches from the Renaissance to today. Emi has been a featured performer at festivals including the Marlboro Music Festival, Lake Champlain Music Festival, June in Buffalo, and can be heard in concerts around the world as well as at home in New York City. Emi is the 1st Prize winner of the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition, of the New York Flute Club Young Artist competition, the Mid­Atlantic Flute Competition, the Juilliard Concerto Competition, and the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition and was a recipient of the 2014 Salon de Virtuosi grant. Emi is currently on the faculty of the Juilliard School teaching Ear Training in the Evening and Pre­ College divisions and has taught on the faculty of the University of Buffalo. Born in Japan and raised in London and Boston, she now resides in New York City. For more information please visit: www.emiferguson.com

Ben Matus, Bassoon

Ben Matus has always had a penchant for beautiful and odd sounds.  Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Ben frequently sang in choirs dedicated to Renaissance Polyphony and practiced his overtone singing on the side.  His parents were in no way surprised that he wanted to learn the bassoon.  Upon completing his BM in modern bassoon at the Eastman School of Music, he found the modern bassoon lacking in both beauty and weirdness.  Studying historical bassoons at the Juilliard School, Ben's appetite for the full range of sonic strangeness and perceptible pulchritude was finally satiated.  Ben performs regularly on replicas of instruments ranging from years 1400-1800 but greatly enjoys playing and listening to music of all generations.  

 

Paul Holmes Morton, Theorbo

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Paul Holmes Morton is native to the state of Pennsylvania, where he had his first music lessons on his father’s banjo and later the cello. After a youthful education of folk music, he went on to study classical guitar under the instruction of Ernesto Tamayo, Marc Teicholz, Sergio Assad, and was later introduced to the theorbo by Richard Savino while studying at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Perpetually inspired by music as a vehicle to transport oneself across time and culture and class, Paul Holmes believes his music lives in bowtied concert halls, Italian cathedrals, smoky dive folk bars, the mountain towns of Appalachia, and everywhere in between. He is currently completing his studies at the Juilliard School under the instruction of Daniel Swenberg and Charles Weaver.

 

Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo, Violin

Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo performs regularly on period and modern instruments in the US, Europe, New Zealand and Asia. She has appeared as viola d’amore soloist with Juilliard415 and New York Baroque Inc., and has performed as violinist and violist under Nicholas McGegan (as principal second), Masaaki Suzuki (as violinist and principal violist), William Christie, Richard Egarr, Jordi Savall, Monica Huggett, Mark Morris, Manfredo Kraemer, and Jeffrey Thomas. Ms. Rubinstein-Salzedo's violin concerto performance in New Zealand was praised by the Otago Times for its “excellent pace, and its exciting and forward motion”. Ms. Rubinstein-Salzedo has performed with Juilliard415, New York Baroque Inc, Clarion Music Society, Sacramento Baroque Soloists, Black Letter Baroque, Lyra Baroque Orchestra (under Jacques Ogg), San Jose Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco Bach Choir, UC Berkeley Chorus, and many more. Her summer festival appearances include Lake Tahoe Music Festival (as concertmaster), American Bach Soloists Festival, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, Berkeley Festival and Exhibition, and the Bear Valley Music Festival. 

 

Oliver Weston, Cello

Beginning his musical journey in rural North Carolina, Oliver Weston has gone on to complete a master's degree in the Historical Performance program at Juilliard, studying baroque cello with Phoebe Carrai and viola da gamba with Sarah Cunningham. As a member of Juilliard415, he has worked alongside such distinguished musicians as William Christie, Laurence Cummings, Jordi Savall, John Elliot Gardiner, Masaaki Suzuki, Robert Levin, Nicholas McGegan, Richard Egarr, Monica Huggett, Rachel Podger, and Robert Mealy, performing throughout North and South America and Western Europe.

Oliver currently resides in New York City, fixated on exploring J.S. Bach’s obbligato cantatas and the early classical string quartet repertoire. During summer 2017, he will travel on tour to China to perform with Shanghai Camerata and join Juilliard415 for a three-week tour of New Zealand.

Toma Iliev, Violin

Currently based in New York City, Toma Iliev is a well-rounded musician, focused on Historical Performance Practice. He has performed at prominent concert venues in New York including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Peter J. Sharp Theater, Merkin Hall, The Kosciuszko Foundation, as well as venues across North America and Europe. Recent appearances include performances at the Valley of the Moon Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival 2016 and Berkeley Festival and Exhibition 2016 as well as broadcasts on MediciTV, BBC3 radio, KLCC and the CBC “Rush Hour” series. Toma is a recent graduate from The Juilliard School's highly prestigious and selective Historical Performance Program; he holds the Christa Bach-Marschall Foundation Prize from the International Bach Competition in Leipzig 2014, and Competition Winner at the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra Concerto Competition 2013.

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Lindsay McIntosh
Founder and Executive Director

Emma McMullin

Emma McMullin
Executive Producer

 

 

Tiffany Hopkins

Tiffany Hopkins
Marketing Director

Board of Directors

Nanette Rondeau

Board Chair President