robert-mealy

Robert Mealy

One of America’s leading historical string players, Robert Mealy has been praised for his “imagination, taste, subtlety, and daring” (Boston Globe); the New Yorker called him “New York’s world-class early music violinist.” Recorded and toured a wide variety of repertoire with many ensembles both here and in Europe, including Sequentia, Tragicomedia, Les Arts Florissants, and Tafelmusik. Appears as chamber musician at major early music festivals worldwide. Concertmaster at Trinity Wall Street for their complete series of Bach cantata performances. Has led the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra since 2004, making three Grammy-nominated recordings with them and many festival concerts, including a special appearance at Versailles. Has led the Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble in performances in New York, New Haven, and Moscow, and accompanied Renée Fleming on the David Letterman Show. Directs the Baroque ensemble Quicksilver, and is a member of the King’s Noyse and the Medieval quartet Fortune’s Wheel. More than 80 recordings on most major labels. Professor at Yale since 2009, where he directs the postgraduate Yale Baroque Ensemble. Founded and directed the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra for a decade. Received award from Early Music America for distinguished teaching.