Directors

Hanneke van Proosdij

David Tayler

   

 

Together with David Tayler, Hanneke van Proosdij co-founded and co-directs Voices of Music. She performs regularly as soloist and continuo specialist with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Festspiel Orchester Goettingen, Concerto Palatino, Magnificat and American Bach Soloists. She has appeared as a guest artist with Hesperion XX, Concerto Koln, Chanticleer, Orchestre d'Ambronnay, Gewandhaus Orchester and the Arcadian Academy. She received her solo and teaching Doctoral diplomas from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the Netherlands, where she studied recorder, harpsichord and composition. Hanneke is a cofounder of the Junior Recorder Society in the East Bay and was the director of the SFEMS Medieval Renaissance Workshop for seven years and now directs, together with Rotem Gilbert, the SFEMS Recorder Workshop. She has recorded over forty discs for Magnatune, BIS, Koch, Musica Omnia, Carus, AVIE and Delos. Hanneke enjoys reading books, downhill skiing and hiking.

David Tayler received his B.A. in music and interdisciplinary studies from Hunter College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of Philharmonia Baroque and has appeared with American Bach Soloists, Tafelmusik, the San Francisco Opera & Symphony, Festspiel Orchester Goettingen, the Oregon Bach Festival and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and has recorded over sixty discs for BIS, harmonia mundi USA, Koch International, ORF, Sony, Reference, Arabesque, BMG, RCA, Musica Omnia, Carus and Teldec. As a specialist in the art song of the early seventeenth century he has performed in lute song recitals throughout Europe and the United States.

The directors of Voices of Music bring a unique blend of abilities to the ensemble, sharing training and university degrees in performance, musicology, art history, composition, teaching, science & sonology.