May 10, 2013
Rotem Gilbert conducting
7:30, possible prelude at 7:20
Recorder player Rotem Gilbert is a native of Haifa, Israel and a founding member of Ciaramella. As a member of Piffaro (1996-2007), she toured the United States, Europe and South America. Rotem has appeared with many American and European early music ensembles including Chatham Baroque, King's Noyse, Newberry Consort and Capilla Flamenca, and has been featured as a soloist for the Pittsburgh Opera (Corronatione di Poppea), the LA Opera (Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, Handel’s Tamerlano, and the Play of Daniel), and Musica Angelica (Brandenburg #4; Telemann Concerto). Last season she performed as soloist in an all Handel program with the LA Phil as well as previous concerts including Living Toys by Thomas Adès and The Flowering Tree with John Adams. After studies on recorder at Mannes College of Music in New York, she earned her solo diploma from the Scuola Civica di Musica of Milan where she studied with Pedro Memelsdorff. She earned her doctorate in Early Music performance practice at Case Western Reserve University. She is an assistant professor at the USC Thornton School of Music where she teaches Baroque and Renaissance performance practice courses and is an instructor of early music winds. Rotem received the 2012 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at USC. She has been a regular faculty member of early music workshops in San Diego, Seattle, Madison, Amherst, and Israel's Ayala and is currently the co-director of SFEMS Recorder Workshop. Rotem can be heard on the Deutsche Grammophon's Archiv, Passacaille, Musica Americana, Dorian, Naxos and Yarlung labels.
If you play recorder or gamba, we invite you to join us on the second Friday of each month September through June at 7:30 p.m. Our meetings are playing sessions conducted by professional musicians. All size recorders and all playing levels may attend. Each meeting is preceded by a prelude performed by members at 7:20. We meet at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 Canal Street in Orange, Calif. Map and directions. More