Lidia Chang, baroque flutist

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Boston based flutist, Lidia Chang, holds a Masters degree in Historical Performance from McGill University. She has the pleasure of performing with a number of period instrument ensembles in the U.S. and Canada, including the Mont-Royal Baroque Collective, Ensemble ad Libitum, and her own Ensemble Musica Humana, of which she is a founding member. A versatile musician, Lidia plays a variety of flutes in a wide range of styles and genres. Recently, she has joined the substitute roster of the Handel and Haydn Society, and recorded an album of Spanish Renaissance songs and dances to be released in October of 2012.

For our concert, Ms. Chang will be joined by harpsichordist Dylan Sauerwald. Mr. Sauerwald performs widely as a continuo player and soloist on harpsichord, organ and fortepiano in the Northeast and in Canada. As co?founder of Ensemble la Félicité, he won the first place title in chamber music at the Concours de Musique du Canada 2009 and was a finalist at the Montreal Baroque CBC?Galaxie chamber music competition 2007. He has a passion for opera, and is founding co-artistic director of Helios Early Opera. Dylan co-directed Helios’ critically acclaimed production of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s ‘David et Jonathas,’ as well as Ensemble la Félicité’s production of Joseph Bodin de Boismortier’s ‘Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse.’ He served for several years as harpsichordist for Opera McGill and is now repetiteur for Tafelmusik’s summer opera institute with Opera Atelier.  Dylan has performed with many ensembles in the northeast, including Cambridge Concentus, Emmanuel Music, Sonnambula, and Canzonare. He holds a BMus degree from McGill University, and is currently pursuing his MM at Boston University.

Ms. Chang will be playing a copy of an early French flute (Naust, circa 1700) by Boaz Berney. The program will consist of suites by Michel de la Barre, Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, Louis-Antoine Dornel, and Airs de Cour transcribed and published by Hotteterre but originating in the 17th century as vocal music.