In addition to her extensive work with the viol consort Parthenia, BEVERLY AU has performed with many notable early music ensembles and series, including Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity, NY's Ensemble for Early Music, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts, and The Americal Classical Orchestra. She received graduate degrees in cello and viola da gamba from the Mannes College of Music under Paul Tobias, Timothy Eddy and Martha McGaughey, and also studied with Wieland Kuijken in Innsbruck, Austria. Beverly has appeared on film (Al Pacino's Looking For Richard, television (PBS's City Arts), radio (WNYC), on the Broadway stage (The Tempest, starring Patrick Stewart), and off-Broadway (Romance of the Rose, The Ship of Fools, La Dafne, Semele, Dido and Aeneas, Cupid and Death, Venus and Adonis, all under the direction of the late Paul Echols; as well as in the ground-breaking theater pieces Blue Scene Gray, Flatlands Little Remarks, If Kansas Goes, Silent When Loaded, and Go Between Gettysburg, with Linda Mussman's noted avant-garde ensemble, Time and Space Ltd). Her duo Spuyten Duyvil was semifinalist at the International Early Music Competition in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She was also a finalist in the 2001 Dorian/EMA recording competition as a member of the Ensemble for the Seicento. She has recorded on the MSR Classics, Evening Star, Gothic, Museovich and Buckyball Music labels.
LAWRENCE LIPNIK has performed with many acclaimed chamber and early music ensembles including the Waverly Consort and Anonymous 4, and is a founding member of the viol consort Parthenia and vocal ensemble Lionheart, whose new recording "John the Revelator" rose to the top 20 Billboard Classical Crossover charts this past spring. This summer he served as continuo gambist and recorder player as well as musical score research and preparation for a new production of Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria at Wolf Trap. He has recently prepared a performing edition of Francesco Cavalli's opera La Calisto, which was commissioned by the Juilliard School and performed by the San Francisco Opera, and is music editor for an upcoming authoritative edition of the original songs from the plays of William Shakespeare. In addition to performing, he is currently co-director of the New York Recorder Guild, and enjoys a busy teaching schedule which has included national and international festivals from the Benslow Music Trust in the UK, Port Townsend, and the San Diego Early Music Festival to Pinewoods and Amherst Early Music, as well as currently serving as instructor of viol, recorder and early music performance at Wesleyan University. He has recorded for numerous labels including EMI, Angel, Nimbus, Virgin, Sony, Koch International and Cantaloupe.
On treble, tenor and bass violas da gamba, and their medieval ancestors, ROSAMUND MORLEY has performed with many renowned early music ensembles as diverse as ARTEK, The Boston Camerata, The Catacoustic Consort, Lionheart, Piffaro and Sequentia. In addition to her position in Parthenia, New York's premiere consort of viols, she is a founding member of the Elizabethan group, My Lord Chamberlain's Consort. An interest in playing contemporary music as well as early music was fostered by many years working with the New York Consort of Viols. She has toured worldwide as a long-standing member of the Waverly Consort, and has appeared as soloist at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Les Arts Florissants. Her busy teaching schedule has included numerous national and international workshops such as Charney Manor and the Benslow Music Trust in Hitchin, UK, Triora Musica in Liguria, Italy, the Cammac Music Center in Quebec, Canada, Amherst Early Music in New England, the Port Townsend workshop in Seattle and the Viola da Gamba Society of America's annual Conclave. She directs the summer music course, Viols West, at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California and holds teaching positions at Columbia and Yale Universities. Ms. Morley has recorded for CBS Masterworks, Arabesque, Musical Heritage Society, Classic Masters, EMI/Angel, Museovich Productions and MSR Classics.
LISA TERRY practices, performs and teaches viola da gamba and violoncello in New York City, where she is a member of Parthenia and the Dryden Ensemble (Princeton). Lisa is principal cellist and viol soloist with Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia's baroque orchestra, and she serves the Viola da Gamba Society of America as Vice President. She was a founding member of ARTEK, and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera, Juilliard Opera Orchestra, Opera Lafayette, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Winter Park Bach Festival, Bethlehem Bach Festival, Concert Royal, New York Collegium, American Classical Orchestra, Four Nations Ensemble, Santa Fe Pro Musica and Chicago Opera Theatre. She earned her degree in cello performance from Memphis State University and continued her studies in New York with Richard Taruskin, viol, and Harry Wimmer, cello. Ms. Terry appears to great acclaim as soloist in the Passions of J.S. Bach, notably under the batons of Robert Shaw, Richard Westenburg, Kent Tritle and Lyndon Woodside in Carnegie Hall, in the Jonathan Miller staged performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music conducted by Paul Goodwin, and with Andrew Parrot, Gary Thor Wedow, Julian Wachner, and Simon Carrington. Ms. Terry teaches viol and cello privately in New York and at workshops around the country.