Canzonare "teases" the musical palate with little-known offerings
from the historical performance repertoire.
The members met while being coached as a graduate chamber ensemble in Boston University's Historical Performance program by Martin Pearlman and discovered a depth of shared musical interest as they continued their mentorship with Peter Sykes. Their programs have being lauded for their "taste and ingenuity" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), their playing as "seamless" (American Recorder) and "interplay... hard to resist" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), and their concerts "animated" by "sheer warmth and creative spirit" (Boston Musical Intelligencer) and "stimulating [of] the palate and the conversation" (American Recorder).
The ensemble is available for concerts, workshops, and residencies
Hailed by the Boston Intelligencer as a "creamy yet focused soprano," soprano Sarah Bellott has appeared as a soloist with La Donna Musicale and Boston University Baroque Orchestra. She has also frequently been a soloist in cantatas at the First Lutheran Church of Boston. She has also performed with Exultemus, the Copley Singers, and Canto Armonico. Her primary studies are with Sharon Daniels at Boston University. She has also coached with Martin Pearlman, Peter Sykes, Catherine Liddell, Stephen Stubbs, Gillian Keith, and Anne Azema.
Sarah completed her Doctorate in Musical Arts from Boston University School of Music in Historical Performance in 2014, having received her Masters of Music there in 2009. She has maintained a private studio in Boston since 2005 and she is currently the vocal instructor at the St. Paul's Choir School in Cambridge. www.sarahbellott.com
Kateri Chambers holds degrees from Peabody Conservatory (BM), Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London (MMus), Boston University (DMA), and Johns Hopkins University (BA). Her dissertation, examining French ornamentation from airs de cours through 1700, was undertaken at the Bibliothéque Nationale de France.
Kateri has been heard performing on such stages as the Kennedy Center and Theatre Royal of Drury Lane. She performs regularly on traverso, 8-key, Renaissance, Irish, and modern flutes. Kateri serves as a music and opera director, teaches in a variety of settings, and engages in musical outreach throughout New England. www.katerichambers.com
Dylan Sauerwald is a distinctive continuo player, soloist and music director, active across the US and Canada. He won the first place title in chamber music at the Concours de Musique du Canada 2009 and was a finalist at the Montréal Baroque CBC / Galaxie chamber music competition 2007, both with Ensemble la Félicité. He has performed in halls from Montréal's Musée de Beaux Arts to Taipei's National Recital Hall to Boston's Goodlife bar. As a continuo player, he has been compared to "the best jazz rhythm sections" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), and as a soloist he has been featured by the Cambridge Concentus, Emmanuel Music, the Buxtehude Consort and Sonnambula. A versatile player, Dylan appears on the world premiere recording of David Funck's 1677 works, in a series of recordings of regency-era dance music with Ensemble Musica Humana, and with the Handel & Haydn Society for a disc of Haydn's orchestral works.
Dylan has a special interest in early opera; he was founding co-director of Helios Early Opera, a project devoted to reviving seldom-performed baroque operas with innovative modern stagings. Dylan has been music director and harpsichordist for Helios' critically acclaimed productions of Cavalli's Artemisia, Charpentier's David et Jonathas and Telemann's Pimpinone. He has conducted staged productions for Ensemble la Félicité, Ensemble Musica Humana, and the Cantanti Project, and is a regular repetiteur for the Amherst Early Music Festival, Venice Opera Project, Tafelmusik Summer Baroque Institute, and others. Dylan has performed with the Handel & Haydn Society, TENET, Emmanuel Music, the Cambridge Concentus, Lorelei Ensemble, Sonnambula, Tramontana, The Weckmann Project, Ensemble Musica Humana, Ensemble ad Libitum and many others. He lives in New York City and holds a BMus in early keyboard performance from McGill University and an MMus from Boston University. www.dylansauerwald.com