Robert Mealy


One of America’s leading historical string players, ROBERT MEALY has been praised for his “imagination, taste, subtlety, and daring” (Boston Globe). He has recorded and toured a wide variety of repertoire with many distinguished ensembles both here and in Europe. Mr. Mealy is concertmaster at Trinity Wall Street and Orchestra Director of the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, with whom he has led three Grammy-nominated recordings and many festival concerts, including a special appearance at Versailles. He has also led the Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble in performances both here and in Moscow, and accompanied Renée Fleming on the David Letterman Show. He is Director of Juilliard’s distinguished Historical Performance Department, and a professor at Yale, where he directs the postgraduate Yale Baroque Ensemble. Prior to teaching at Yale, he founded and directed the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra for a decade. In 2004, he received EMA’s Binkley Award for outstanding teaching and scholarship. He has recorded over eighty CDs on most major labels.