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Historical Cello & Viola da Gamba

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Originally from Seattle, Washington, Ruby Brallier settled in Sydney in 2023 and is thrilled to join Australia's vibrant early music community. She is a regular member of Josie and the Emeralds. Recent engagements as a soloist and chamber musician include the Glebe Music Festival, Capitol Early Music (Washington, D.C.), Les Délices (Cleveland), the Taylor Johnson Early Music Series at Michigan State University, University of Notre Dame, Oberlin Conservatory, Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, and Cranbrook Music Guild's Chamber Artist Series. Ruby holds degrees in cello and viola da gamba from Oberlin Conservatory, University of Michigan, and Lawrence University.

Ruby plays an 18th-century Klotz school cello and a bass viol after Hendrik Jacobs by Canadian luthier Francis Beaulieu.

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Alongside her private studio, Ruby teaches cello at Newington College and The Scots College. She is an accredited teacher of the Suzuki Association of Australia (NSW) and a registered Creative Kids Provider.

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OBERLIN STAGE LEFT: Baroque and Beyond

OBERLIN STAGE LEFT: Baroque and Beyond

After 45 years of teaching at Oberlin, Catharina Meints still delights in opportunities to perform with her former students, a number of whom are teachers, administrators, and players with prominent ensembles. Meints will be joined by two of them—Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra General Manager Ruby Brallier MM ’19 and Grammy Award-winning Apollo’s Fire cellist and gambist Rebecca Landell Reed ’11—for a discussion of their shared love of historical performance and the fruitful, varied paths they have taken in the field. It will be preceded by excerpts from Meints’ final appearance as an Oberlin faculty member prior to her May 2020 retirement, a March performance of Bach sonatas with harpsichord professor Mark Edwards. Our program concludes with an unforgettable concert of Purcell fantasias from September 2019 featuring Meints alongside Brallier, Reed, and several former students who convened at Oberlin to honor their mentor in her final year of teaching. Catharina Meints, viola da gamba and Mark Edwards, harpsichord Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Sonata in G Major, BWV 1027 Adagio Allegro ma non tanto A faculty recital by Catharina Meints, viola da gamba Fantasias for Viols by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) with guest performers: Ruby Brallier MM ’19, David Ellis ’12, MM ’13, Margaret Klucznik ’18, Rebecca Reed ’11, Nick Schrantz MM ’20, Luka Stefanovic ’22 Fantasias for 4 Viols in G Minor, Z.735 in B-flat Major, Z.736 in F Major, Z.737 in C Minor, Z.738 in D Minor, Z.739 in A Minor, Z.740 in E Minor, Z.741 in G Major, Z.742 in D Minor, Z.743 Fantasia à 5 “Upon one note”, Z.745 Fantasia in Nomine for 6 viols in G Minor, Z.746 Fantasia in Nomine for 7 viols in G Minor, Z.747 Viols used in the performance are from the Caldwell Collection of Viols Treble: William Turner, London, 1652 Treble: Joachim Tielke, Hamburg, 1693 Tenor: Belgium, 18th cent. Tenor: Eugen Sprenger, Frankfort, 1959 Tenor: Eugen Sprenger, Franfkfurt, 1959 Bass: John Rose, London, c. 1600 Bass: Barak Norman, London, 1699 Oberlin Stage Left: Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute: Caldwell Collection of Viols: #OberlinConservatory #OberlinStageLeft #OberlinVirtualVisit


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