Intermediate and Advanced Group - Monthly Coaching
Deborah Booth is an active recorder and flute performer of historical and modern instruments, and the co-founder and director of Ensemble BREVE. Performances include the Handel & Haydn Society, the Orchestra of St. Luke‘s, Boston Early Music Festival, Amherst Early Music, Trinity Bach Vespers (NYC), St. Michael’s Baroque Ensemble, Dorian Baroque Orchestra, Big Apple Baroque, recorder soloist with the Ciompi Quartet, Gotham City Baroque Orchestra, Long Island Baroque Ensemble, Bacchanalia Baroque Ensemble, Ivory Consort and the Bachelor Consort. Ms. Booth has toured extensively in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and South America. In 2016 Ms. Booth was the flute soloist for Mozart’s Concerto in G Major with Big Apple Baroque.
The Times reviewed her performances as “technically precise and musically expressive”. Recordings include a CD as flute and recorder soloist with the American Boy Choir (American Songfest), as well as soundtrack for the television show Blues Clues.
Conversations a recording of 17th and 18th century music for recorder and flute with harpsichord, organ, viola da gamba, cello, and bassoon was released in September of 2012. The recording was recently reviewed in American Recorder :
“rich approach, wonderful results, vigorous yet nuanced playing
lively, clever and substantive conversation….”
Ms. Booth teaches in New York City, Greenwich, CT, and has taught and played each summer at the Amherst Early Music Festival and numerous other summer festivals such as Pinewoods Early Music Week. Mideast Workshop, and the Long Island Recorder Festival. Conducting experience includes The Recorder Orchestra of New York (RONY) from 2004 to 2008 and conducting a yearly highly successful Mass Appeal for Make Music New York. Ms. Booth is in demand nationally as a workshop director for the American Recorder Society and the National Flute Association and has taught on the faculty of Marymount Manhattan College. She is also the Music Director of the New York Recorder Guild based in Manhattan and a very active new organization. nyrg.org.
Lawrence Lipnik has performed with many acclaimed early music ensembles including Anonymous 4, Piffaro, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, Waverly Consort, and is a founding member of the viol consort Parthenia and vocal ensemble Lionheart. He has prepared an authoritative edition of Francesco Cavalli’s La Calisto, commissioned by the Juilliard School, served as recorder and gamba soloist for staged opera productions including Monteverdi's Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria at Wolf Trap and Telemann's Orpheus with the New York City Opera. In addition to performing, he enjoys a busy teaching schedule which has included recorder, viol, and early music performance instruction at Wesleyan University, national and international festivals including the Benslow Music Trust in the UK, Port Townsend, San Diego and Madison Early Music Festivals, Pinewoods, Collegium Director at Amherst Early Music, and is currently serving as music director of the Viols West Workshop in San Luis Obispo, California. He is a contributor to The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists, The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare, and is a frequent collaborator with video artist William Wegman. Recent performance highlights include concerts with lutenist Paul O’dette of Dowland’s complete Lachrimae at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, concerts at the Berkeley Festival, appearances with ARTEK, TENET, the Indiana University Historic Performance Institute at the Bloomington Early Music Festival and early opera residency at Canegie Mellon University.