Oregon Renaissance Band Trio

Oregon Renaissance Band Trio

Gayle and Phil Neuman are players and teachers of a wide variety of early wind and string instruments. They have received international acclaim for their recordings of ancient and early music, including Ensemble De Organographia’s "Music of the Ancient Greeks" and the Norton Scores Recorded Anthology of Western Music, and in numerous films and television programs. Phil and Gayle appeared in the award-winning film “Buddymoon” and recorded music for the recent film "Ben-Hur." They have performed in the U.S., Japan, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Canada, Norway, Germany, and for members of the royal family in Jordan. They co-founded and co-direct the Oregon Renaissance Band, and have performed with American Bach Soloists, Magnificat, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra. They teach early music classes at the Community Music Center in Portland. They have given workshops and presentations at the Smithsonian Institution, Oberlin Conservatory, Rice University, Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Getty Center. They have built over 400 early wind and stringed instruments including douçaines, krummhorns, cornamusen, racketts, and vielles.

Laura Kuhlman is a recent transplant to Portland from Chicago, where she spent many years as a freelance musician. Laura has enjoyed partnerships with several early music ensembles including the Burgundian Ensemble and Masqued Phoenix. In 2011, Laura performed with members of Lipzodes in Ecuador and in 2012 with members of Piffaro for the Washington DC Revels. Laura has performed with theatre orchestras in the area Chicago area including Pheasant Run. Laura is currently music director for the Portland Recorder Society and the Recorder Orchestra of Oregon. She is a recent past President of the American Recorder Society. Laura has taught at the Kalamazoo Recorder Workshop, Columbia Gorge Workshop, Whitewater Early Music Festival and the San Francisco Recorder Workshop. ensembles like Music City Baroque and Cumberland Wind Quintet, while caring for her elderly parents.