Cynthia Roberts, baroque violin
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Cynthia Roberts is one of America's leading advocates of the Baroque violin. She serves as concertmaster of New York's Concert Royal (James Richman, director), and Cleveland's Apollo's Fire (Jeannette Sorrell, director) as well as making regular appearances in this role with Paris-based Les Arts Florissant (William Christie, director) and the New York Collegium (Andrew Parrott, director). In addition, she performs regularly with the North America's most prominent period instrument ensembles, including Tafelmusik, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and the Handel & Haydn Society. She has also performed with the London Classical Players, Aston Magna, Mostly Mozart Orchestra of Original Instruments and the Taverner Players, and is currently a principal player of the Carmel Bach Festival.
At age 12, Ms. Roberts debuted with Chicago's Grant Park Symphony, performing the Mendelssohn Concerto, and three years later appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops. Recent highlights include a national broadcast on NPR's Performance Today of Bach's Fourth Brandenburg Concerto, a solo performance of Bach's Sonatas for Violin & Violin & Harpsichord at the Mostly Mozart Festival, recordings of the complete Brandenburg Concertos and Monteverdi's Orfeo with Apollo's Fire, chamber music at the Prague Festival and the Boston Early Music Festival. She has made more than fifty recordings on such labels as Sony Classical, BMG/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and Electra, as well as numerous broadcasts for NPR, CBC and WDR.
Ms. Roberts has been on the faculty at UNT since 2000.