Rotem Gilbert, Workshop Co-Director, Recorder
Hanneke van Proosdij, Workshop Co-Director, Recorder
Miyo Aoki, Recorder
Matthias Maute, Recorder
Mark Davenport, Recorder
Derek Tam, Recorder
Vicki Boeckman, Recorder
Inga Funck, Recorder
Rotem Gilbert, Workshop Co-Director, weeks I and II
Recorder player Rotem Gilbert is a native of Haifa, Israel and a founding member of Ciaramella, an ensemble specializing in music of the 15th and 16th centuries. Ciaramella has performed throughout the United States, in Belgium, Germany, and Israel, and released a CD on the Naxos Label, and two recordings with Yarlung Records. Their recent CD Dances on Movable Ground has earned 5 stars by Britten’s magazine Early Music Today and is picked the Editor’s Choice, lauded for its “expressive fluidity and rhythmic vitality”. She was a member of Piffaro (1996-2007), and has appeared with many early music ensembles in the United States and in Europe. Rotem has been featured as a soloist for the Pittsburgh Opera, the LA Opera, Musica Angelica and the LA Phil. After studies on recorder at Mannes College of Music in New York with Nina Stern, she earned her solo diploma from the Scuola Civica di Musica of Milan where she studied with Pedro Memelsdorff. She earned her doctorate in Early Music performance practice at Case Western Reserve University. She is an assistant professor at the USC Thornton School of Music where she teaches Baroque and Renaissance performance practice courses and is an instructor of early music winds. Rotem received the 2012 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at USC and is the joint recipient of the 2014 Thomas Binkley Award. She has been a regular faculty member of early music workshops and is the co-director of SFEMS Recorder Workshop. Rotem can be heard on the Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv, Passacaille, Musica Americana, Dorian, Naxos and Yarlung labels.
Hanneke van Proosdij, Workshop Co-Director, weeks I and II
Hanneke van Proosdij is renowned for the elegance, virtuosity, and expressiveness of her playing. She performs regularly as soloist and continuo specialist with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Festspiel Orchester Goettingen and Voices of Music. She has appeared regularly with Hesperion XX, Concerto Palatino, Magnificat, American Bach Soloists, Concerto Köln, Chanticleer, the Dallas Symphony, Gewandhaus Orchester and the Arcadian Academy. Together with her husband, David Tayler, Hanneke co-founded and co-directs Voices of Music. With over ten million viewers worldwide, Voices of Music is the most popular Early Music ensemble in the United States. She also is a co-founder of the Junior Recorder Society in the East Bay and directs, together with Rotem Gilbert, the SFEMS Recorder Workshop. Hanneke teaches recorder at UC Berkeley and has been a guest professor at Stanford, Oberlin, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, University of Wisconsin and the University of Vermont. Hanneke enjoys reading books, downhill skiing and hiking.
Miyo Aoki, recorder, weeks I and II
Miyo Aoki, recorder, is a dedicated performer and teacher currently living in the Seattle area. She has performed in the US, Germany, and Poland, with groups including Salish Sea Players, Utopia Early Music, and Gamut Bach Ensemble, and at the Bloomington Early Music Festival and Whidbey Island Music Festival. She is a founding member of the Seattle-based chamber group sound|counterpoint and helped to create the new chamber music series, Salmon Run Concerts. Performing music ranging from medieval to modern, she has premiered works by contemporary composers Natalie Williams and Agnes Dorwarth. In addition to performance, Miyo is an active teacher. As well as having taught at the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop, for the Seattle Early Music Guild’s Recorder Residency and privately, she also helps to plan and perform outreach programs throughout the school year. Miyo holds a KAZ Diplom (Artist Diploma) from the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany, where she studied with Professor Han Tol, and degrees in both early music performance and mathematics from Indiana University, where she studied with Professor Eva Legêne.
Mark Davenport, recorder, weeks I and II
Mark Davenport is Professor of Music and Director of the Music Program at Regis University, in Denver, Colorado. He is the founding director of the Recorder Music Center (RMC) at Regis, an international repository for recorder music, instruments, and archival material related to the history of the recorder movement in America. He also directs the University’s Collegium Musicum and is a frequent faculty member for recorder workshops across the U.S. He served two consecutive terms on the Board of Directors for the American Recorder Society (2004-2012), chairing its Education and Programs Committees. His music publishing company, Landmark Press, is devoted to the publication of music for early instruments and voice. Davenport was trained on the recorder from the age of three through studies with his father, LaNoue Davenport, the American recorder pioneer and first president of the American Recorder Society (1960). Mark has had an extensive performing career on the recorder beginning in the late 1970s when he first toured with the internationally renowned New York Pro Musica during their performances of the thirteenth-century liturgical drama The Play of Daniel. Since moving to Colorado in 1992 he has been a featured soloist with the Colorado Music Festival and Boulder Bach Festival Orchestras, and with his own groups Fiori Musicali and Trio Dolce. Davenport holds the Ph.D., and Master of Music degrees in Musicology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was the recipient of the Gordon Getty Foundation Scholarship and Ogilvy Research Fellowship (Center for British Studies) for his doctoral work on the seventeenth-century English composer William Lawes. He did his doctoral research at the Bodleian and Christ Church Libraries in Oxford. Prior to his current position at Regis Mark served on the faculties of the State University of New York, the University of Colorado, and the Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Matthias Maute, recorder, weeks I and II
Matthias Maute has achieved international renown as one of the finest recorder and baroque flute players of his generation, and as a composer and director. His first prize win in the soloist category at the prestigious Early Music Competition in Bruges, Belgium in 1990 set the course for a diverse and distinguished career spanning over two decades. In 2003 and 2005, he débuted at the Boston Early Music Festival with REBEL in 2003 and in 2005 returned as the festival’s featured recorder soloist with the BEMF orchestra, performances that both garnered enthusiastic critical acclaim. In December 2008 Mr. Maute made his Lincoln Center début at the Rose Theater in New York City as a featured guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In addition to being a member of REBEL, Mr. Maute is esteemed for his artistic direction of Ensemble Caprice, for whom he creates and produces award-winning, innovative programs, and with the ensemble he regularly appears at major festivals worldwide. In Canada he has performed at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Festival international du Domaine Forget and Elora Festival, amongst others. In recent years Mr. Maute has dedicated a large portion of his time to choral and orchestral direction, focussing more and more on large scale projects, with works such as Bach’s B Minor Mass, G. F. Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and J. D. Zelenka’s Miserere. Under his direction Ensemble Caprice was awarded the prestigious 2009 JUNO Award for Best Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral performance for its CD Gloria! Vivaldi’s Angels on the Analekta label. Matthias Maute’s compositions hold an important place in the world of contemporary recorder literature and are published by Breitkopf & Härtel, Amadeus, Moeck and Carus. Mr. Maute has made some twenty recordings on the Analekta, Vanguard Classics, Bella Musica, Dorian, Bridge and Atma Classique labels. Currently he is a professor at McGill University and at Université de Montréal.
Derek Tam, recorder, weeks I and II
In demand as a conductor and historical keyboardist, Derek Tam performs regularly in the Bay Area and elsewhere. As a guest conductor, Derek appears frequently with choral and orchestral ensembles. In addition to serving as Artistic Director of the Star Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC), he is Director of Music at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, one of the major performance venues for classical music in the East Bay. He is also music director of the Berkeley Community Chorus Chamber Singers. In addition to his conducting career, Derek performs on various historical keyboards, from the harpsichord and fortepiano to the modern concert grand, and has been lauded as “a master of his instrument” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Concerto appearances in the 2015-2016 season include performances with the Modesto Symphony and Elevate Ensemble. Derek is a founding member of MUSA, a San Francisco-based Baroque ensemble. He is also a member of Ars Minerva, a performing arts organization dedicated to presenting forgotten operas from the Italian Baroque. He has served as a continuo harpsichordist for the symphonies of Merced, Modesto, Napa Valley, and Santa Cruz, as well as at Festival del Sole. Derek is also strong advocate for new music for harpsichord, premiering many works by living composers. He is a faculty member at the NAPA Music Festival, and has been on the staff of the American Bach Soloists Festival and Academy. Derek is also education coordinator for American Bach Soloists, one of the nation’s premier early music ensembles, as well as director of educational programs for San Francisco Renaissance Voices. He also played a major role in resurrecting the choral program at Berkeley High School. He currently chairs the Youth Advisory Board of Early Music America. Derek is a registered tax professional with the State of California. He is a graduate of Yale University.