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Ingrid Matthews

Ingrid Matthews is well established as one of today’s most respected baroque violinists. She is visiting associate professor of music in historical performance: baroque violin at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Since winning first prize in the Erwin Bodky International Competition for Early Music in 1989, Matthews has appeared as soloist, guest director, chamber musician, and concertmaster with leading early music ensembles including the New York Collegium, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Ars Lyrica (Houston), Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Toronto), Musica Pacifica (San Francisco), and many others. She cofounded the Seattle Baroque Orchestra in 1994 and served as its music director until 2013. Among the most-recorded baroque violinists of her generation, Matthews has won international critical acclaim for a discography which ranges from the earliest solo violin repertoire through the great Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach. Of the latter recording, the critic for American Record Guide writes, “This superb recording is my top recommendation for this music... on either modern or period instruments”; Classical Music Listening Guide has called it "the finest complete set of these works."

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