Violinist Brandi Berry, whose playing was recently praised as "alert [and] outstanding" by Chicago Classical Review, has appeared with various groups throughout the U.S. and Canada, including King's Noyse, Apollo's Fire, the Newberry Consort, Toronto's Classical Music Consort, the Indianapolis and Atlanta Baroque Orchestras, Callipygian Players, and Baroque Band. She has appeared as soloist/concertmaster of Ars Antigua, the Bloomington Early Music Festival Opera Orchestra, and St. Louis' Kingsbury Ensemble. Ms. Berry has performed in numerous festivals and series throughout North America, including recital performances at the 2010 CMC Springtime Handel Festival; the Dame Myra Hess and Ars Musica Chicago series; the Chicago, Boston, Berkeley , Madison, and Indianapolis Early Music Festivals; Early Music Now; and the Academy of Early Music in Ann Arbor. On air, Ms. Berry has been heard on WFMT's Live and Impromptu series as well as on Wisconsin Public Radio and WNUR. Ms. Berry serves on the faculty of DePaul University as co-director of their Baroque Ensembles program and teaches Baroque Performance Practice. A student of Stanley Ritchie and Cynthia Roberts, she holds degrees in violin performance from Indiana University and the University of North Texas. Ms. Berry is artistic director of the Bach & Beethoven Ensemble.
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