Rotem Gilbert, Workshop Co-Director, Recorder
Hanneke van Proosdij, Workshop Co-Director, Recorder
Miyo Aoki, Recorder
Louise Carslake, Recorder
Joan Kimball, Recorder
Peter Maund, Recorder
Adam Timberlake, Recorder
Rotem Gilbert, Workshop Co-Director
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
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
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.