John Burkhalter

Guest conducting April 23rd, 2018

John Burkhalter, recorders, studied the performance of early music at the New
England Conservatory of Music in Boston under Daniel Pinkham and the
performance of Baroque music at Harvard under the noted Dutch recorder virtuoso,
scholar and conductor, Frans Bruggen. In addition, he received instruction from the
distinguished Swiss Baroque oboist and recorder virtuoso Michel Piguet. Mr.
Burkhalter, co-artistic director (along with Donovan Klotzbeacher) of the
Practitioners of Musick specializing in music of the late Colonial and Early Federal
periods in America, also performs with Le Triomphe de l’amour, Brandywine
Baroque, the Princeton University early music group Musica Alta and Les Agréments
de musique, co-founded with the harpsichordist Minju Lee. A board member of the
Princeton Recorder Society, an affiliate chapter of the American Recorder Society, he
also serves on the board of the Guild for Early Music, a consortium of 24 early music
ensembles in the central New Jersey and east central Pennsylvania areas including
Philadelphia. He regularly performs in various regional English country dance bands
in association, most notably, with the Germantown Colonial Assembly of
Philadelphia and New York City’s 92 nd Street Y.

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