Christel Thielmann

Christel Thielmann is assistant professor of Conducting and Ensembles at the Eastman School of Music, where she has directed and coached the Eastman Collegium Musicum, the Eastman Collegium Baroque Orchestra, the Eastman Collegium Viol Consort, and numerous other ensembles since 1978. As viola da gambist, flutist, and recorder player, she has toured extensively as a member of The Musicians of Swanne Alley and has appeared with Fretwork, The Parley of Instruments, The Harp Consort, Tafelmusik, and the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra. She has performed at many of the leading early music festivals including those in Boston, Vancouver, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Bath, and Regensburg, as well as numerous appearances on the English and Dutch Early Music Networks. She has recorded for the BBC, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, NPR, Virgin Classics, harmonia mundi, Hyperion, CBC, Focus, and Pantheon Records.