Donna Fournier

Leon SchelhaseDonna Fournier plays viola da gamba and baroque cello with Mélomanie and Triomphe de l'Amour and has been a guest artist with such groups as Opera Lafayette, Tempesta di Mare, Philomel, Brandywine Baroque, The Buxtehude Consort, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and The Philadelphia Classical Symphony. The Philadelphia Inquirer acclaimed her solo work as "poised, soulful ... [and] played with particular depth." She specializes in repertoire from the French Baroque period as well as works featuring solo viola da gamba by J.S. Bach. She studied privately with Laurence Dreyfus supplemented by master classes with John Hsu and Wieland Kuijken. Donna is affiliate faculty at Temple University where she coaches viol players from the Early Music Ensemble. She has recorded Buxtehude cantatas for PGM, Telemann trio sonatas for the Lyrichord, Boismortier trio sonatas for A Casa Discos, Jaquet de La Guerre complete cantatas for Plectra Music, and new music for baroque ensemble for Meyers Music.