Mark Kramer, Viola da Gamba and Baroque Violoncello, studied the violoncello and early music at Northwestern University where he received a Master of Music Degree. While earning a doctorate degree in Music History, he specialized in the symbolism of music in Dutch Paintings of the 17th century, and also served as the Assistant Director of the Northwestern Collegium Musicum. He has lectured and performed on viols and Medieval string instruments with the Chicago Early Music Consort, and is a founding member of the Telemann Consort, a Chicago based ensemble which performs music of the 18th-century on original instruments. Mr. Kramer has served as artistic director of Ars Antiqua for the past eleven concert seasons, is an active period instrument chamber musician and orchestral player, and among his recent solo appearances has been a recital of works by Tobias Hume for unaccompanied viola da gamba presented at Lincoln Center.
Mark Kramer can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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