College of Music Program Book 2011-2012: Ensemble & Other Performances, Volume 1 Page: 52
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Cynthia Roberts is one of America's leading baroque violinists and has appeared
as soloist, leader, and recitalist throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. She teaches at the
Juilliard School as well as the University of North Texas and the Oberlin Baroque Performance
Institute. She performs with the Hammer Clavier Trio and has served as concertmaster of the New
York Collegium, Apollo's Fire, Musica Angelica, Concert Royal, and Les Arts Florissants. She has
performed regularly with Tafelmusik and the American Bach Soloists, and is a principal player in
the Carmel Bach Festival. She has appeared with the London Classical Players, Taverner Players,
and Smithsonian Chamber Players. Her playing was featured on the soundtrack of the film Casanova
and she has performed live on "The Late Show with David Letterman." She has given masterclasses
at Eastman, the Cleveland Institute, Cornell, Rutgers, and for the New World Symphony. Her
recording credits include Sony, Analekta, BMG/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and Eclectra. She
made her debut at age 12 with Chicago's Grant Park Symphony, performing the Mendelssohn
Concerto, and later appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops.
Allen Whear is associate principal cellist of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra,
artistic director of Baltimore's Pro Musica Rara, and principal cellist and recital director of the
Carmel Bach Festival. A graduate of the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School, he
studied with Anner Bylsma in Amsterdam and holds a doctorate from Rutgers University. He has
performed as soloist with Tafelmusik, the Brandenburg Collegium, Philadelphia Classical
Symphony, the Mid-Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, and the Charleston Symphony. He has appeared
with Musica Antiqua K61ln, the Vienna Boys Choir, Concert Royal, the Mozartean Players, the
Smithsonian Chamber Players, Aradia, the Maggio Musicale in Florence, and toured Japan and
Singapore as principal cellist with Opera Atelier. His recording credits include Sony, Virgin, Musical
Heritage, Naxos, and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi. Currently he teaches at the University of North
Texas and performs with the Hammer Clavier Trio.
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