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Oakland, California

Early Music Skills & Interests

Cello, Viola Da Gamba

Early Music Affiliations


Elisabeth Reed teaches viola da gamba and Baroque cello at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she is co-director of the Baroque Orchestra. Recent teaching highlights include master classes at the Juilliard School, the Shanghai Middle School, and the Royal Academy of Music. Her playing has been described as, “intense, graceful, suffused with heat and vigor” and “delicately nuanced and powerful” (Seattle Times). A soloist and chamber musician with Voices of Music, Archetti, and Wildcat Viols, she has also appeared frequently with the Seattle, Portland, Pacific, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestras, Pacific Musicworks, Byron Schenkman and Friends and Gallery Concerts. She has performed at the Boston Early Music Festival, the Berkeley Early Music Festival, the Ojai Festival, the Whidbey Island Music Festival, and the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival.She can be heard on the Virgin Classics, Naxos, Magnatunes, Focus, and Plectra recording labels and on many HD videos on the Voices of Music YouTube channel. She also teaches viola da gamba and Baroque cello at the University of California at Berkeley. She is a Guild- certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method of Awareness Through Movement, with a focus on working with musicians and performers.


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