CHCMF 2003 Artitsts
Artistic Director and flutist JEFFREY COHAN has performed as soloist in 23 countries, having received international acclaim both as a modern flutist and as one of the foremost specialists on transverse flutes from the Renaissance through the mid-19th century. He won the Erwin Bodky Award in Boston, and the highest prize awarded in the Flanders Festival International Concours Musica Antiqua in Brugge, Belgium with lutenist Stephen Stubbs. First Prize winner of the Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards Competition, he has performed throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, and worldwide for the USIA Arts America Program. He received the highest rating from the Music Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts, and has recorded for NPR in the United States, and for national radio and television in Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, Fiji and the Solomon Islands. Many works have been written for and premiered by him, including new flute concerti by Roupen Shakarian and William O. Smith in 2000. He can "play many superstar flutists one might name under the table" according to the New York Times.
OLEG TIMOFEYEV, the world's foremost authority on the Russian seven-string guitar, also plays renaissance, 10-course and baroque lutes, 19th-century guitar, viola da gamba and recorder. He has taught at the University of Iowa and at Grinnell College, and he founded the early music group Pratum Musicum for the Moscow Palace of Culture. He has received many fellowships, grants and awards, including a recent Fulbright for research in Russia, and a Ph.D. in Performance Practice from Duke University. His editions have been published by A-R Editions, and his articles have appeared in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and in periodicals including the Lute Society Quarterly. He has made several solo recordings for Dorian Recordings, including "The Wandering Lutenist" Centaur Records, and "The Golden Age of the Russian Guitar".
HANS-JÜRGEN SCHNOOR, organ and harpsichord, formerly cantor and organist at the St. Jakobi Church in Lübeck, is one of northern Germany's leading performers of early keyboard music and conductors of period instrument performances of early orchestral and choral works. Currently music director at the Vicelinkirche in Neumünster and faculty member at the Lübeck Conservatory of Music, he directs various ensembles in Eastern and Western Europe, including the Bach Choir of Neumünster and the Ensemble Enrico Leone which he founded, and with which he has performed throughout Europe. Mr. Schnoor has won numerous awards, and has taught also at the Church Music College of Westfalia. He has recorded the music of Weckmann, Bruhns, and much of the organ and harpsichord repertoire of J.S. Bach.
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