We are also hard at work in America, cultivating the next generation of period performers. In association with Julliard’s Historical Performance Faculty in New York, and our support organisation The English Concert in America, a handful of exceptional graduates are selected for the fellowship each year.
Supporting these emerging performers at the critical stage between education and professional life, fellows participate in coaching sessions and performance opportunities with our musicians and international soloists.
"There is a dearth of opportunities for conservatory graduates of period performance to grow and develop artistically while at the same time starting their careers in the outside world. The opportunity to play alongside, and be mentored by, members of The English Concert is one which is mutually beneficial, as well as highlighting the orchestra's commitment to help nurture the next generation of talented players."
Now in its third year, we welcome Kamila Marcinkowska-Prasad (Bassoon), Caroline Giassi (Oboe), Augusta McKay Lodge (Violin), and David Dickey (Oboe) to the ranks of this flourishing scheme as they set out on the beginning of their professional careers.
"This new partnership with The English Concert is especially exciting because it extends our students' educational experience beyond their time at Juilliard. It's a fantastic bridge to the professional world and ...
... we are enormously grateful to Maestro Bicket and the TECA board for realizing such a valuable program." - Benjamin D. Sosland, Assistant Dean of Juilliard's Historical Performance department
Winner of Juilliard’s Historical Performance Concerto Competition, Augusta McKay Lodge has been praised as “the real thing, a true virtuoso” and “an exceptional violinist” (Seen and Heard International). In February she made her Lincoln Center solo debut performing Mendelssohn’s D minor Violin Concerto with Juilliard415. Augusta recently won the 2014 Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra Concerto...VIOLIN
Caroline Giassi, a native New Yorker, began playing music at the age of three with a Cracker Jack box as a violin. Eventually, she graduated to a real, wooden instrument, and later switched to the modern oboe. She started playing historical oboes during her graduate studies at the Yale School of Music where she was the first (and only) wind player to join the Yale Baroque Ensemble. As a principal...OBOE
Kamila Marcinkowska-Prasad is a bassoonist who performs historical music on period instruments including dulzian, baroque and classical bassoons. She also performs occasionally on the recorder. She finished her bachelors degree at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in 2006 and has since enjoyed an active career performing around Europe in several orchestras and chamber groups, including Warsaw Chamber...BASSOON
David Dickey recently completed his master’s degree from The Juilliard School where he focused primarily on historical oboes. A native of Bowie, Maryland, he received his bachelors degree in both oboe and voice performance from the University of Maryland. David currently resides in New York City, where he can be found performing with groups such as Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity, Trinity Baroque Orchestra,...OBOE
Canadian-born Baroque cellist Caroline Nicolas has performed around North America, Europe and Asia with such eminent musicians as Monica Huggett, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Jordi Savall, Masaaki Suzuki, William Christie, Nicholas McGegan and Robert Mealy. As winner of the Juilliard School Historical Performance Department’s concerto competition, she recently made her solo debut...CELLIST
Violist Kyle Miller is a recent graduate of the Juilliard School's Historical Performance program, in which he was a student of Cynthia Roberts and Monica Huggett. Performance highlights from Kyle's studies include concerts in France, Italy, Japan, Myanmar, the Netherlands, and Singapore and performances of Bach's sixth Brandenburg concerto and Mozart's third string quintet, both alongside Monica...VIOLA
Lutenist Kevin Payne is active as a recitalist, accompanist, and continuo player in the New York area. Recent ensemble work includes performances with Tempesta di Mare, il Giardino d’Amore, Juilliard 415, Artek, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Yale Schola Cantorum, Sonnambula, and Hesperus, and he has worked with noted conductors including NWilliam Christie, Richard Egarr, Monica Huggett, Jordi Savall,...LUTE
Beiliang won the 1st prize and the Audience Award at the XVIII International Bach Competition 2012 (Violoncello/Baroque Violoncello) as the first string player to have received this honor on a baroque instrument. She received her Master of Music from the Juilliard School in Historical Performance, Bachelor of Music Degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Beiliang is...CELLO
Praised for his “...overwhelming elegance...” (Scherzo Magazine), Ignacio Prego is considered one of the leading Spanish harpsichordists of his generation. First Prizewinner at the 2012 Westfield International Harpsichord Competition, he has performed in major cities in Europe, the USA, Canada, South-America and Asia. Appearances in 2013/14 included solo recitals in New York, Washington, Chicago,...HARPSICHORD
Jude Ziliak is a New York-based violinist and student of performance practices of the past, active this year from Miami to Myanmar. In the 2013-14 season, he appears with the American Bach Soloists, Gotham Chamber Opera, Clarion Music Society, American Classical Orchestra, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Sonnambula, New Vintage Baroque, New York Baroque Inc., Sheep Island Ensemble and as a soloist for...VIOLIN
Adriane Post has been described as one of North America’s “brightest and best” by Early Music America (Fall 2012) and can be heard across the US. She has appeared as concertmaster and soloist with Juilliard415 under the direction of Jordi Savall and Nicholas McGegan and leads New Trinity Baroque as co-concertmaster and soloist. She appears with Apollo’s Fire, Handel and Haydn Society, Trinity...VIOLIN