Led by violinists Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, Q u i c k s i l v e r brings together leading historically-informed performers in America today. Described as “drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres,” (Early Music America) and praised for “impeccable, soulful playing” (New York Times), Quicksilver vibrantly explores the rich chamber music repertoire from the early modern period to the High Baroque. The ensemble has been featured at music series throughout North America, including Boston Early Music Festival, Early Music Vancouver, Early Music Now-Milwaukee, Music Before 1800, San Francisco Early Music Society, Virginia Arts Festival, Indianapolis Early Music Festival, Early Music Hawaii, Houston Early Music, St Cecilia Music Series, Dumbarton Oaks and more, receiving critical acclaim from coast to coast. The ensemble’s debut recording, “Stile Moderno: new music from the seventeenth century” has been lauded as “convincing…terrific” (Early Music –Oxford Journal) and “Breakthrough of the Year…breathtaking” (Huffington Post). Quicksilver’s new recording, “Fantasticus: Extravagant and Virtuosic Music from 17th Century Germany” has been named one of The New Yorker’s Top Ten Recordings of 2014, praised as “Fantasticus, indeed” (Gramophone) and described as “irresistible” (Fanfare Magazine).
Quicksilver’s players and instrumentation (click on pictures above for individual bios):
Robert Mealy and Julie Andrijeski, violins and directors
Greg Ingles, trombone
David Morris, viola da gamba/cello
Dominic Teresi, dulcian
Avi Stein, harpsichord/organ
Charles Weaver, theorbo and baroque guitar