Meet Quicksilver


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Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, Quicksilver brings together leading historically-informed performers in America today. Described as “drop dead gorgeous with
a wonderful interplay of timbres” (Early Music America) and praised for “impeccable, soulful playing” (New York Times), Quicksilver vibrantly explores the rich chamber music repertoire of the early modern period, from the strange and extravagant trio sonatas of the Italian and German seventeenth century to the spectacular chamber music of the high  Stile Moderno: new music from the seventeenth century, has been lauded as “technically expert, flexible in phrasing, and stylish in ornamentation, fully aware of this music’s rich sense of theatre” (Fanfare Magazine) and “Breakthrough Album of the Year” (Huffington Post).


Robert Mealy is one of America’s leading historical string players. He has recorded and toured a wide variety of repertoire with many distinguished ensembles both here and in Europe. Mr. Mealy is concertmaster at Trinity Wall Street and Orchestra Director of the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, with whom he has led three Grammy-nominated recordings and many festival concerts, including a special appearance at Versailles. He has also led the Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemblein performances both here and in Moscow, and accompanied Renée Fleming on the David Letterman Show. He is Director of Juilliard’s distinguished Historical Performance Program, and a professor at Yale, where he directs the postgraduate Yale Baroque Ensemble. Prior to teaching at Yale, he founded and directed the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra for a decade. In 2004, he received EMA’s Binkley Award for outstanding teaching and scholarship. He has recorded over eighty CDs on most
major labels.

Julie Andrijeski

Julie Andrijeski enjoys both teaching and performing early music and dance. In addition to co-directing Quicksilver, she maintains an active performance schedule, playing with many diverse early music groups across the nation including the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra (Artistic Director), New York State Baroque (Concertmaster), Apollo’s Fire (Principal Player), and Les Délices. As a full-time Senior Instructor at Case Western Reserve University and Teacher of Baroque Violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ms. Andrijeski leads classes in historical performance practices, teaches lessons in baroque violin, and directs the baroque music and dance ensembles. Her combined skills in music and dance often culminate in workshops and special teaching engagements at schools such as the Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, Juilliard, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and at several summer workshops as well. Her recordings can be found on Acis Productions, Dorian Recordings, Centaur, Koch, CPO, Avie, and Musica Omnia.

Greg Ingles
Greg Ingles

Greg Ingles attended the Interlochen Arts Academy and went on to graduate from the Oberlin Conservatory. Two days after graduation Greg won the position of Solo Trombone
in the Hofer Symphoniker in Hof, Germany. He returned to the United States and completed both a Master’s and Doctoral degree in trombone performance at SUNY Stony Brook, specializing in historic performance. Greg is a member of Piffaro, Ciaramella and Quicksilver and has played with such ensembles as the American Bach Soloists, Chatham Baroque, Concerto Palatino, and Tafelmusik. He is Music Director of the Dark Horse Consort, an ensemble devoted to rarely performed brass music of the 17th century. He recently played with the Globe Theater in their Broadway debut. Greg was the adjunct trombone professor at Hofstra University for over a decade and is currently the Lecturer in Sackbut at Boston University. He teaches sackbut at the Madison Early Music Festival each summer.

Dominic Teresi
Dominic Teresi

Dominic Teresi is principal bassoon of Tafelmusik, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and Carmel Bach Festival and a member of Quicksilver and Juilliard Baroque. In
demand on dulcian, baroque, Classical and modern bassoons, he has also enjoyed playing with Le Concert d’Astrée, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists, Arion, Apollo’s Fire, Four Centuries of Bach and Ensemble Caprice. He teaches historical bassoons and chamber music at the Juilliard School and has given masterclasses at Oberlin, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Puerto Rico Conservatory. Mr. Teresi was a featured artist on CBC Radio, performing a nationally broadcast radio concert of bassoon concertos and sonatas and has appeared as a concerto soloist in London, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Toronto, Vancouver, New York City and Los Angeles. He holds a master’s degree and artist diploma from Yale University and a doctorate from Indiana University.

David Morris

David Morris is a member of The King’s Noyse, the Galax Quartet and NYS Baroque.He has performed with Musica Pacifica, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Tragicomedia, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tafelmusik, The Mark Morris Dance Company, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Musica Angelica, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Mark Morris Dance Company, and Seattle’s Pacific Opera Works. He has been a guest instructor in early music performance-practice at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mills College, Oberlin College, the Madison Early Music Festival and Cornell University. He has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, New Albion, Dorian, New World Records, Drag City Records, CBC/Radio Canada and New Line Cinema.

Avi Stein

Avi Stein teaches at the Juilliard School, Yale University and the Longy School and is the music director at St. Matthew & St. Timothy Episcopal Church in Manhattan. He was recently named the artistic director of the Helicon Foundation and featured in an Early Music America magazine article on the new generation of leaders in the field. He is an active  continuo player appearing regularly with the Boston Early Music Festival, the Trinity Church Wall Street Choir and Baroque Orchestra, the Clarion Music Society and Bach Vespers NYC. Mr. Stein directed the young artists’ program at the Carmel Bach Festival and has conducted a variety of ensembles including the Opera Français de New York, Opera Omnia, the Amherst Festival opera and a critically acclaimed annual series called the 4×4 Festival. He studied at Indiana University, the Eastman School of Music, the University of Southern California and was a Fulbright scholar in Toulouse.

Charles Weaver
Charles Weaver

Charles Weaver performs on early pluckedstring instruments both as a recitalist and as an accompanist. Chamber music appearances include Early Music New York, Hesperus, Piffaro, Parthenia, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Western Wind Workshop in Ensemble Singing, the Queens College Baroque Opera Workshop, and the Yale Baroque Opera Program. He is also assistant director of the St. Mary’s Student Schola program in Norwalk, CT, teaching Gregorian chant and Renaissance music theory to children.■

Written by Harvey Malloy
San Francisco Early Music Society