Martha Perry has a vibrant national career as a respected baroque specialist on both violin and viola. Her playing has been called “…ideally realized…taut and loaded with nuance” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and “highly expressive” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer. Martha performs as a principal player with many U.S. period instrument ensembles including the Indianapolis, North Carolina, and Atlanta Baroque Orchestras, Washington Bach Consort, Bourbon Baroque, Three Notch’d Road, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Mallarmé Chamber Ensemble, Musika Ekklesia, Bach Collegium Fort Wayne, and ¡Sacabuche!
She earned a Master of Music in Early Music Performance/Baroque Violin at Indiana University, where she studied with Stanley Ritchie and served as the graduate assistant for the baroque orchestra. Martha has been heard in a live international broadcast on Chicago’s WFMT radio, on the early music program “Harmonia,” and on NPR’s “Performance Today,” and has recorded for ATMA Classique, IndyBaroque, Edition Lilac, Musica Omnia, Naxos, WFIU, Cedille, the National Cathedral, and Concordia Publishing.
Baroque violinist, David Wilson, plays regularly with Ensemble Vermillian and Magnificat, and he is a founding member of Archetti, the Galax Quartet, and other ensembles. He has taught baroque violin at Indiana University, where he earned the Doctor of Music degree in Early Music, and he holds degrees in violin from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He teaches violin and chamber music and directs the orchestra at the San Francisco Early Music Society’s annual Baroque Workshop. His interests outside of music include cosmology, zymurgy, and science fiction (and he would love to discover a science fiction novel about a homebrewing cosmologist). In recent years he has performed and recorded classical music of India and the Ottoman Empire with Lux Musica (East Meets West Music and Golden Horn Records), contemporary music with the Galax Quartet (Innova Recordings), and 18th century concerti with Archetti (Centaur Records). He is the author of Georg Muffat on Performance Practice, published by Indiana University Press, and of the article on Georg Muffat in the forthcoming Cambridge Encyclopedia of Historical Performance in Music.