Beth Anne Hatton

Beth‘s first role on the opera stage was Amore in Monteverdi‘s Ulisse, which fostered her love of Baroque music. Since then she has played a wide range of characters, from Phaedon in Satie‘s Socrates to Ilia in Mozart‘s Idomeneo. She has performed in several Handel oratorios, appearing in Saul (Merab), Jephtha (Iphis), and Solomon (First Harlot), and as soloist in works by Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart. She performs with period instrument ensembles including NYS Baroque, Concert Royal, and the New York Baroque Dance Company. She concertizes frequently in duo with pianist Ishmael Wallace and with contemporary music ensembles, and can be heard on Photographs, a CD of compositions by Eric Qin, on Tzadik.

Motomi Igarashi

Motomi has appeared as a double bass, lirone, violone, and viola da gamba player, not only in the United States, but also in Japan and Europe. She currently plays with The American Classical Orchestra, the BEMF Orchestra, Concert Royal, Foundling Baroque Orchestra, Philomel, the New York Collegium, and Bach Collegium Japan. After graduating from the Juilliard School in 1992, she spent several years in France, intensive studying Baroque style and the viola da gamba, and playing with Marianne Muller, Wieland Kuijken, and Paolo Pandolfo, among others. She also attended Accademia d‘amore in Bremen and has studied lirone with Erin Headley. She plays the viola da gamba and Lirone as a member of Anima. Visit Motomi's web site

Christa Patton

Christa has performed as a historical harp specialist with Apollo’s Fire, The King’s Noyse, Tafelmusik, Toronto Consort, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Artek, the New York City Opera, and the Wolf Trap Opera Company. Also a multi-instrumentalist, Christa has appeared on the concert stage throughout the US, Europe and Japan with New York's Ensemble for Early Music, Ex Umbris and Piffaro, the Renaissance Band. A former Fulbright scholar, Christa studied the Italian baroque harp in Milan, Italy with historical harp specialist, Mara Galassi. She can be heard on the Dorian, Lyrachord, and Helicon labels.

Vita Wallace

Vita is known as a powerful, sensitive, and versatile musician. She has performed across the Americas and recorded extensively with her brother, pianist Ishmael Wallace, as the Orfeo Duo. Chamber Music America has awarded them three sequential residency grants for their work in community. Their CD featuring the Schumann sonatas for violin and piano on period instruments was described as ”daring and fresh“ by Canada's National Post. Vita is a member of the baroque ensembles ARTEK, Philomel, Foundling Baroque Orchestra and Women‘s Advocacy Project. She has been a guest artist with numerous other baroque ensembles and festivals, including the Scarlatti festival in Palermo, Sicily. Vita has also performed 13th-century Iberian music with Sendebar.