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 of the early modern period, from the strange and extravagant trio sonatas of the Italian and German seventeenth century to the spectacular chamber music of the High Baroque. Featured at early music series throughout North America, Quicksilver has garnered accolades in the press from coast to coast. The ensemble’s debut recording, “Stile Moderno: new music from the seventeenth century” has been lauded as “technically expert, flexible in phrasing, and stylish in ornamentation, fully aware of this music’s rich sense of theatre” (Fanfare Magazine) and “Breakthrough Album of the Year” (Huffington Post). Quicksilver’s new recording, “Fantasticus: Extravagant and Virtuosic Music from 17th Century Germany” is now available.
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