Rainer Beckmann, a native of Germany, performs with a large variety of early music ensembles in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area. He is a founding member of La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble (www.bernardinia.org) and a member of Vox Renaissance Consort. As featured soloist and guest musician, he has appeared with Melomanie, Philadelphia Bach Collegium, Brandywine Baroque, Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, Gabriel Chamber Ensemble, Camerata Ama Deus, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, West Jersey Chamber Music Society, Curtis Opera, Tempesta di Mare Baroque Orchestra, and Piffaro – The Renaissance Band. Before moving to the United States, he performed in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Italy, Israel, and Brazil. Rainer is the music director of the Philadelphia Recorder Society(www.philadelphiarecordersociety.org) and a graduate of the Utrecht School of the Arts, Netherlands, where he studied recorder with Heiko ter Schegget, Baldrick Deerenberg, and Marion Verbruggen.