Dana Maiben

Dana Maiben, violin & viola, hailed by the Boston Globe for her “supremely joyous artistry,” and cited in Continuo Magazine as “high priestess of the Italian 17th-cenury solo,” has earned international recognition for her performances of the 17th century violin and ensemble repertory. She is founder and director of Concerto Incognito, a new ensemble for 17th century music, and founding Music Director of Foundling Baroque Orchestra and Women’s Advocacy Project. Miss Maiben has served as concertmaster of the New York Collegium under the direction of Christophe Rousset, Martin Gester, Paul Goodwin, and Andrew Parrott, and was a founding member of Concerto Castello, a ground-breaking ensemble for 17th century instrumental music. She performs frequently with her principal teacher Jaap Schroeder; their recording of Purcell and Bononcini trio sonatas with Arcadia Players Trio was released in 2006. Recording credits include projects for Centaur, Dorian, Deutsches Harmonia Mundi, EMI, fuga libera, and Hyperion. Since 1989, Miss Maiben has been a member of the early music faculty at the Longy School of Music, and has served on the faculty of the Amherst Early Music Festival Baroque Academy since 2004.

Martha Perry

Martha Perry, violin & viola, performs regularly with the Indianapolis and Atlanta Baroque Orchestras, with Foundling, and with Washington Bach Consort. She has performed in the St. Louis, Berkeley, Bloomington, and Boston Early Music Festivals, and has also recently performed with Ensemble Voltaire, The Comic Intermezzo, New Trinity Baroque, The Publick Musick, Marley’s Head, Dallas Bach Society, Ars Antigua, and in Italy’s Musica nel Chiostro. She has recorded for Edition Lilac, Musica Omnia, and Concordia Records. Ms. Perry completed her Master of Music in Early Music Performance at Indiana University, where she was a student of Stanley Ritchie and served as Mr. Ritchie’s graduate assistant for the baroque orchestra. Martha has studied at early music workshops and performed on master classes in the U.S., Canada, England, and Austria.

Andrew Fouts

Andrew Fouts, violin & viola, is an active chamber and orchestral musician. He performs regularly with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, and the Napa Valley Symphony and has appeared with Philharmonia Baroque, Arcangeli Baroque Strings, El Mundo and the National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra. Performances at festivals and series have included the Berkeley Fringe Festival, Chamber Music Sedona, the Arizona Early Music Society, Redwood Arts Council, Columbia University’s Miller Theatre, Musica Nel Chiostro in Batignano, Italy and the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival. Andrew studied violin with Mitchel Stern and Charles Castleman at the Eastman School of Music where he performed in collegium with Paul O’Dette and Christel Thielmann and was active with contemporary music ensembles Ossia and Alarm Will Sound, recording Steve Reich’s The Desert Music with the latter for Cantaloupe Records. He is a founding member of the Madrone String Quartet, which focuses on historically informed performance of the classical quartet repertoire. Andrew is pursuing a Performer’s Diploma at the Early Music Institute at Indiana University Bloomington as a student of Stanley Ritchie.

Jason Fisher

Jason Fisher, viola, is a founding member of the Riverdell String Quartet. As a Carnegie Hall Fellow, he toured Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic, and as a Peabody Singapore Fellow, he appeared as soloist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He is also a founding member of A Far Cry, a new collectively directed, conductorless chamber orchestra based in Boston. Jason has received a Peabody Merit Scholarship, the Sidney Friedberg Prize for Excellence in Chamber Music, and the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Scholarship. Festival and workshop appearances have included Domaine Forget, Miro Quartet Seminar, Norfolk, and Prussia Cove. B.M., Peabody Conservatory; M.M., Longy.

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson, viola, has distinguished himself as a versatile chamber, solo and orchestral musician. Mr. Wilson has appeared as a guest artist with the Miami String Quartet, Lyrica Chamber Music, and as a member of the Casavi String Quartet in Boston’s Symphony Hall. A prizewinner in the Mosha Paranov Competition, he made his orchestral debut with the Hartt Symphony Orchestra playing Alan Shulman’s Theme and Variations. Currently Mr. Wilson plays with the West End String Quartet which was invited for the summer of 2007 to the Bravo! Music Festival, and placed as finalists in the MTNA Eastern Division Competition. In 2005, Wilson was a semi-finalist in several competitions, including the Primrose and Corpus Christi International Competitions. An active performer, Mr. Wilson can also be heard in the Hartford, Vermont and Albany Symphonies. Mr. Wilson holds degrees from the Longy School of Music with distinction, and The Hartt School where he participated as a member of their prestigious 20/20 Program.

Margaret Cushing

Margaret Cushing, cello, is Artistic Director and Assistant Principal Cellist of Foundling Baroque Orchestra and Women’s Advocacy Project, and founding director of the new chamber ensemble Acme Baroque. With saxophonist David Key, she performs in the improv duo Starling. A long-time student of recorder virtuoso Marion Verbruggen, she has performed on recorder with the Providence Players, Arcadia Players, Schola Cantorum of Boston, Beavertail Opera, St. Dunstan’s Consort, and as a soloist throughout southeast New England. Cushing founded and directed the Early Music Program at The Music School in Providence, RI in the ‘90s. She has taught recorder, improvisation, and chamber music in the Providence area for more than 12 years in her private studio, with the East Side Music Collaborative, The Music School, Brown University, and the Boston Recorder Society. When she played on a ’cello for the first time in a 1995 workshop with David Darling, she found herself hopelessly smitten, and has increasingly devoted herself to bass line playing, counting Elisabeth Le Guin, Terry King, and Ben Peterson among her teachers.