Tina Chancey

Saskia Coolen

Tina Chancey is director of HESPERUS. She plays medieval fiddles, viola da gamba and renaissance, Old Time and Irish fiddle on roots music from Sephardic and Irish to medieval and jazz standards. Her particular specialty is the five-stringed pardessus de viole; her recent CD of pardessus trios by Boismortier was released in July, 2014. A member of Toss the Feathers, Sol y Sal and Trio Sefardi, she is a former member of the Folger Consort, the Ensemble for Early Music and Blackmore’s Night. Recently artist residencies: World on a String, Oberlin Conservatory, Morgan State Arts Council, the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, the Indy Convergence and the Smithsonian Resident Associates. She teaches, performs, records, improvises, produces recordings, writes articles and directs the SoundCatcher workshops teaching musicians how to play by ear and improvise. Dr. Chancey has been given an Special Education Achievement Award by Early Music America and four Wammies for best classical instrumentalist by the Washington Area Music Association. www.tinachancey.com