Trio Amphion: Jesse Lepkoff – baroque flute and Recorder, Mariken Palmboom – harpsichord and Anne Lêgene – viola da gamba will present a concert, “ Masterworks of Baroque Chamber Music” on November 12 at 7 pm at the Brooks House Atrium 132 Main st. Brattleboro Vt. And 4:00pm on Sunday November 19th at ST. Pauls Church 29 Main st. Stockbridge, Ma. Admission is $25.00 suggested donation at the door.
Works of Corelli, Telemann, Purcell, Scarlatti, Boismortier and others will be featured. For more information call 802 254 2273.
The Amphion Baroque Trio
The Amphion Trio is made up of world class musicians who specialize in music of the baroque. Using historically informed techniques and instruments of the period, Amphion aspires to capture the true spirit and sounds of the 18th century, music of passion and style.
JESSE LEPKOFF, Director, Baroque Flute, Recorders, received his graduate education at the Royal
Conservatory in the Netherlands with baroque flutist Wilbert Hazelzet. His many performances include
appearances with The Smithsonian Chambers Players, The Musicians of Swanne Alley, The Newberry
Consort, Joel Fredriksen & Ensemble Phoenix, The Arcadia Players and as a soloist with The National
Symphony directed by Christopher Hogwood. He has appeared at many major festivals around the world
including Tanglewood, The Library of Congress, Aix en Provence, Wolf Trap, BEMF, Holland Festival
Oude Muziek Utrect, Netherlands and Festival d’Ile de France. The Springfield Union News reported:
“His phrasing seemed to defy the human body’s oxygen requirements, while remaining infinitely graceful
and acoustically penetrating.” He performs and records regularly with The Boston Camerata, and since
1984 has toured with them in 14 countries, and has recorded for American and European radios, as well
as for the Erato, Fleur de Son, Harmonia Mundi and Nonesuch labels. He has appeared many times live
on WGBH and BBC radio broadcasts, and given lecture concerts at the Smithsonian, New England
Conservatory, Kutztown University and Louisiana University. Lepkoff founded the Ensemble Amphion in
Born in the Netherlands in a family of musicians, Anne Legêne–Viola da Gamba, performs chamber music regularly on cello and viola da gamba with her husband, pianist and harpsichordist Larry Wallach, with harpsichordist Mariken Palmboom, and with her sister, recorder virtuosa Eva Legêne. She is a member of the viol consorts Long & Away and the Arcadia Viols. Anne has played with numerous ensembles and soloists in the North East. She conducts the chamber orchestra and teaches cello at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and teaches cello and viola da gamba at her home studio in Great Barrington, MA. She is past president of the Viola da Gamba Society of New England. Anne received a Graduate Performance Diploma in Early Music from the Longy School in Cambridge, MA, where she studied viola da gamba with Jane Hershey and baroque cello with Phoebe Carrai. She can be heard on CD with Long & Away, a consort of viols, and with Eva Legêne on the Cornetto label (Stuttgart, Germany).
From an early age, Dutch keyboard artist Mariken Palmboom was fascinated by the harpsichord. After
studying piano for several years, at age 16 she turned her attention full time to her first love and favorite
instrument, the harpsichord. She was educated in Holland at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague,
studying at the famous Early Music Department, where many pioneers of the period instrument
movement were teaching. She majored in Harpsichord Performance with Bob van Asperen as her main
teacher, and in Baroque ensemble studies with musicians such as the Kuijken brothers, Anner Bijlsma,
and Frans Brüggen. She was invited to attend and participate in master classes with legendary
harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt. At the Royal Flemish Conservatory she did post-graduate work with
Jos van Immerseel and earned a Master degree in Solo Performance and the First Prize with Greatest
Distinction. In 1986 she received a Special Award in the International Harpsichord Competition in
Bruges, Belgium. She has performed as a soloist and continuo player in Europe and the U.S. and
participated in major Early Music Festivals, including Flanders, Utrecht, Berkeley, and Boston, with such
artists as Jos van Immerseel, Frans Brüggen, Jaap Schröder, and Marion Verbruggen. More recently
she has appeared with Jane Hershey, Dana Maiben, Anne Legêne, Tricia van Oers, Rodrigo Tarraza,
and Emily Hale. A Berkshires resident since 1997, she teaches keyboard instruments—both harpsichord
and piano—to many students, young and old. On Sunday mornings you can hear her play the organ at
the First Congregational Church in Worthington, MA. Her harpsichord was made by distinguished
harpsichord builder Carl Dudash of Norfolk, CT, with whom she shares a longstanding friendship.