1000 Pine Meadows Ln
Rushford, MN 55971
TULIO RONDÓN (viola da gamba) and TAMI MORSE (harpsichord) celebrate their recent recording of the J. S. Bach gamba sonatas with a Minnesota tour!
Hear the complete J. S. Bach sonatas for viola da gamba and obbligato harpsi-chord, their own arrangement for harpsichord and gamba of the d minor organ trio sonata, and selections from the French Suite No. 5 in G Major for solo harpsichord. Tami will perform on a 2018 Klinkhamer harpsichord, modeled after the Colmar Ruckers harpsichord from 1624. It is the only instrument voiced in bird quill that can be heard publicly in the state of Minnesota.
Cellist TULIO RONDÓN, performs throughout the United States, Europe, and North and South America as a soloist and chamber musician. Known for his vivid depth, passionate performances and strong leadership, he started his professional life early, as principal cellist of the Aragua Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela, which he helped found at the age of fifteen. Rondón is in demand as a chamber musician and early music specialist. He has been on faculty as the viola da gamba instructor at the White Water Early Music Festival in Wisconsin since 2010, and joined the Vancouver Early Music Festival as faculty on viola da gamba and baroque cello alongside Jaap ter Linden in the summer of 2012. He has recorded the works of Handel with Contrasto Armonico Baroque Orchestra, and with Pacifica Baroque Orchestra in Vancouver, Canada. Born in La Victoria, Venezuela, Tulio Rondón began his cello studies at the age of twelve through El Sistema, quickly moving up to the highest orchestra by age fifteen. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Simón Bolivar Conservatory, his Master of Music from Miami University (Oxford, OH), and completed a Doctoral Degree in performance at the University of Arizona. Pursuing his strong interest in historic performance practice, he continued his studies in The Netherlands, doing two years of post-graduate studies on baroque cello and viola da gamba with Jaap ter Linden and Rainer Zipperling at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Mr. Rondón is currently the primary cello professor at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire.
Harpsichordist TAMI MORSE is active as a soloist and chamber musician in the Midwest and East Coast. With the
baroque ensemble Flying Forms, known for innovative, interdisciplinary performances and considered “names to watch” (Berkshire Review for the Arts), Morse has been in residence at Lawrence University, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and with Minnesota Youth Symphonies. A finalist in the Jurow International Harpsichord Competition, she also performs regularly with the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, the Big Apple Baroque Band, the Lyra Baroque Orchestra, the Bach Society of Minnesota, and with the Mount Olive Bach Tage Orchestra. Morse has a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan where she studied with Edward Parmentier and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University where she studied with Arthur Haas. In addition to her studies in the United States, Morse was awarded a DAAD grant, which she used to study at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne with Ketil Haugsand. She is the Executive Director and co-founder of the performance space The Baroque Room in the Lowertown area of downtown Saint Paul, and teaches harpsichord at Augsburg University. Tami Morse is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiave grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.