Getting ready for the daily afternoon performance practice class, with Choir Director Ivars Taurins. Image: Pablo Montes, bassoon.
Tafelmusik’s Baroque Summer Institute—also known as TBSI—has been a well-known artist training program for many years. Each summer, Tafelmusik staff and TBSI faculty have looked forward to welcoming a new cohort of talented musicians from across the globe for two intensive weeks of workshops, performances and lectures.
Keiran Campbell (centre back) with the cello class of TWI 2017 and cello faculty Christina Mahler.
By Keiran Campbell, cellist
Bach Bash from 2017. Photo by Lysiane Boulva.
Violinist Cristina Zacharias teaching in Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute.
Soprano Emily Yocum Black joins us at TBSI this season from Paducah, Kentucky. TBSI, the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, is an intense two-week course that includes masterclasses, orchestra and choir rehearsals, chamber ensembles, private lessons, dance classes, opera scene study, and an array of lectures and workshops.
Ruth Denton. Photo: Emily Ding
By Ruth Denton, oboe and box office staff
The Tafelmusik Winter Institute, affectionately called TWI (pronounced Tee-Wee, rhymes with kiwi), is a week-long intensive study program for experienced period musicians. This year we will be focussing on music performed in France during the baroque era.
Our annual Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute is at the halfway point of an intense two weeks of rehearsals, lectures, masterclasses and more. We recently introduced you to TBSI alum and violinist Michelle Odorico.
The sixteenth year of the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (TBSI) and the sixth year of the Tafelmusik Winter Institute (TWI) are upon us. TBSI and TWI are world-renowned training programs for advanced students, pre-professional, and professional musicians in instrumental and vocal baroque performance practice, led by some of the world's finest musicians in the field. It is inspiring to look back at a very long list of musicians who have participated in the Institutes over the years.