Kathleen Kraft completed studies in flute with Frans Vester at the Royal Conservatory of Music in the Hague, the Netherlands, where she began specializing in Baroque flute with Frans Bruggen. She has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician, including concerts for the San Francisco Early Music Society, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the National Flute Convention, the Locronan Festival de Musique in France, and Tage Alte Musik in Regensburg. She has performed with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the CBC Vancouver Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Concerto Amabile, Sonoma Baroque, and Pacific Baroque Orchestra in Vancouver. She teaches privately in Sonoma county and Berkeley and is co-director of the San Francisco Early Music Society’s Baroque Workshop at Sonoma State University. Ms. Kraft has recorded with Concerto Amabile and American Bach Soloists. She lives in a secluded paradise in the coastal hills outside of Occidental, California. An expert on California native grasslands, she is active in watershed restoration and native coastal prairie conservation projects.
Harpsichordist Phebe Craig spent her student years in Berlin, Brussels and San Francisco. Phebe has earned a reputation as a versatile chamber musician and recitalist and has performed and recorded with many early music ensembles and soloists. She has appeared at the Carmel Bach Festival, the Regensburg Tage Alter Musik, and early music festivals and events throughout the United States. She has performed with the New York State Baroque, American Bach Soloists, Arcangeli Baroque Strings, and Concerto Amabile. Phebe is a co-producer of the popular DiscContinuo series of early music play-along CDs and co-author of a recently-published guide to Baroque dance for musicians (Dance at a Glance). She is on the faculty at the University of California at Davis where she teaches harpsichord and co-directs the UCD Baroque Ensemble, in addition to teaching keyboard proficiency, theory and ear-training.
Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, baroque cellist, grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where she studied cello with Katherine Scott, Mildred Rosner and Thomas Stauffer. She studied baroque cello with Phoebe Carrai at the Conservatory of Music in Hilversum, The Netherlands. While living in Europe, Barbara performed in France, Germany, and Belgium and recorded two CDs with Concerto Koln. Barbara is a member of many chamber groups, including Ensemble Vermillian which has recorded two CDs of 17th century German chamber music and another CD of 17th century Italian music. Ensemble Vermillian is currently working on a project of 17th century English music. She has also recorded the CPE Bach fortepiano quartets with Andrew Willis, Rebecca Troxler and Gesa Kordes.