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.” He has recorded over 50 CDs on most major labels, ranging from Hildegard of Bingen with Sequentia, to Renaissance consorts with the Boston Camerata, to Rameau operas with Les Arts Florissants. In New York he is a frequent leader and soloist with the New York Collegium, ARTEK, Early Music New York, and the Clarion Society. He also serves as concertmaster of the distinguished Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, whose latest recording received a Grammy nomination. He has appeared several times as guest concertmaster and director with the Phoenix Symphony and the Colorado Music Festival. A devoted chamber musician, he is a member of the medieval ensemble Fortune’s Wheel, the Renaissance violin band The King’s Noyse, and the seventeenth-century ensemble Spiritus Collective. He currently directs the Collegium at Yale University, where he is a Lecturer in Music, and directed the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra for over a decade; in 2004 Mr. Mealy received Early Music America’s Binkley Award for outstanding teaching at both institutions.