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Pianist Tamara Friedman, praised for the depth, wit, and humor of her performances (Seattle Times), attended the Oberlin Conservatory and received her master’s degree from the Mannes College of Music (NYC). She has collaborated with such artists as Stanley Ritchie, Jaap Schröder, and Max van Egmond, and appears with violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock as Duo Amadeus. In the Pacific Northwest she has performed on the Seattle Camerata, Allegro Baroque and Beyond, Belle Arte, Early Music Guild, Gallery Concerts, and Mostly Nordic series and for the Governor’s Chamber Music Festival. She has been the featured performer in early piano workshops for Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA) and the Western Early Keyboard Association, and maintains a private studio in Seattle, where she teaches modern piano and fortepiano on her collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century keyboard instruments, which is on display at SEKM!—the Skagit Early Keyboard Museum. Her summers are spent in Bath, Maine, where she also has a group of historic pianos.
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Vicki Boeckman is an active and passionate performer of all styles of music and plays all sizes of recorders. Her travels and performances have taken her across the United States as well as Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, England, Scotland and Germany. In the Pacific Northwest, she is a returning soloist with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra and has performed with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Portland Opera, and the Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra. She is a regular guest with the Medieval Women’s Choirs and the Gallery Concerts Series.
In great demand as a teacher of the recorder and related performance practices, Vicki coaches and teaches at workshops and seminars all over the United States and in British Columbia. She taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen for 12 years, and at the Ishøj Municipal School of Music for 23 years. She co-founded a regional recorder youth orchestra that continues to flourish and grow in Denmark. Her students from the Royal Academy are all now professional performers and teachers passing on the tradition. She was the recorder-in-resident at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in 2005 and 2010. She is the new Artistic Director of the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop and is the Music Director of the Portland Recorder Society. Vicki has been on the faculty of the Music Center of the Northwest in Seattle since 2005, and with colleague Darlene Franz is the resident recorder teacher for the third grade recorder program at West Woodland Elementary School. She was also on the faculty for the early music program at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
VickI was also co-founder of two Danish-based ensembles: Opus 4 and Wood’N’Flutes and continues to perform with both of these ensembles as often as she can in spite of the geography.
• Hear Vicki play with Wood’N’Flutes at www.vickiboeckman.com (click on Videos)
Harpsichordist Jillon Stoppels Dupree, described as “one of the most outstanding early musicians in North America” (IONARTS) and “a baroque star” (Seattle Times), has captivated audiences in cities ranging from London to Amsterdam, New York to San Francisco. Her world premiere recording of Philip Glass’s Concerto for Harpsichord and Chamber Orchestra with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra (heralded as “superb” by the New York Times) was released to high acclaim in fall of 2006 on the Orange Mountain Music label. Her playing can also be heard on the Meridian, Wild Boar, Decca and Delos record labels; and she has appeared live on BBC England, Polish National Television, CBS Television and National Public Radio.
Jillon has been a featured artist at the highly respected early music festivals of York (England), Boston and Berkeley, as well as at the National Music Museum, the Cleveland and Santa Barbara Museums of Art, and numerous universities and colleges. Her chamber music collaborations include performances with violinists Ingrid Matthews, Stanley Ritchie and Jaap Schröder; violists da gamba Wieland Kuijken and Margriet Tindemans; singers Julianne Baird, Ellen Hargis and Ann Monoyios; and recorder virtuosi Marion Verbruggen, Eva Legene and Vicki Boeckman. She is currently the harpsichordist with Magnificat Baroque Ensemble, based in the San Francisco Bay area, as well as with the Seattle Symphony. Recent activities include a residency at Stanford University, a performance at the Bloomington Early Music Festival, participation in the Gustav Leonhardt Tribute recital at the Berkeley Early Music Festival, and a solo Bach recording project.
A recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalists grant, Jillon has taught at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, the University of Washington, the University of Michigan, and Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts. She is the founding director of the Gallery Concerts early music series in Seattle.
• CLICK to hear Jillon play Domenico Scarlatti!