In Performance

Vivaldi: Summer, with Voices of Music

Vivaldi: Winter, with Voices of Music

Schubert: Trio Op 100, with Voices of Music

Performing with Wonderbound

Bachfor2 with Martin Davids

Telemann Fantasia for Violin Solo, Allegro

Bach Double Concerto with Voices of Music

Falconieri: La Follia with Voices of Music

Sonata with Gwendolyn Toth

Haydn Concerto with ARTEK

Projects

Ensembles and projects, both ongoing and upcoming

Cynthia

Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado

2016-2017 season finishes in May with Mozart and Friends – featuring Mozart Symphony Concertante appropriately with my great friend Tekla Cunningham on viola. More information here.

3ach Zonzo Compagnie

This has been an incredible journey into the world of Bach and the violin – through video, soundscape, the music of Bach and the arrangements of Piet-Jan van Rossum. Developed by the Belgian Zonzo Compagnie expressly for children, with many performances for families and school groups all over Europe stretching in to next season. See Zonzo Comapagnie for more information. Read a Belgian review of the program here.

Voices of Music

David Tayler and Hanneke van Proosdji made a name for early music on YouTube with stunning HD videos of tons of beautiful repertoire on historical instruments. I went back in March to perform and record as a soloist on another of Vivaldi’s seasons. See Voices of Music for more information.

Bach for Breakfast

Bay Chamber concerts in Rockport, Maine presents a five part lecture demonstration series where I put my journey with the Bach partitas and sonatas in the context of the earlier solo violin repertoire and other composers of the time. Westhoff, Telemann, Vilsmayr, and some of my own composition and improvisation.

Valley of the Moon

Happy to be going back to Sonoma for the chamber music summer festival which specializes in performance of classical repertoire on period instruments. This year we delve into Schumann and his world. A rare treat to play Clara Schumann Romances and Schubert E♭ piano trio with fortepiano from the time. More information here.

Biography

Cynthiaphoto: Amanda Tipton

Cynthia Miller Freivogel is the leader and concertmaster of the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado and of the ARTEK chamber orchestra (New York). She has been a leader and concertmaster for Handel and Haydn Society (Boston), Concerto Köln, Concerto d'Amsterdam and Joshua Rifkin's Bach Ensemble at the Stockholm and Antwerp Early Music Festivals, as well as in the Hague with Collegium Musicum den Haag and Musica Poetica. She recently appeared as a soloist (Sinfonia Concertante) at the Festival of Mozart in den Haag and with Philharmonia Baroque (Beethoven Triple Concerto).

As a chamber musician, Ms. Freivogel was a founding member of the Novello Quartet and the Coriolan Quartet, both of which were dedicated to the performance of the string quartets of Haydn and his contemporaries on period instruments. She was also a core member of Brandywine Baroque in Wilmington, Delaware, where she made several recordings, including Corelli Op. 5, on the Plectra label. Since relocating to the Netherlands, she has founded the Hopkinson trio which explores repertoire from the 17th century through the early classical era.

As a solo artist, she has been heard playing Biber at the Berkeley Early Music Festival and the Vilsmayr Partitas at the Utrecht Fabulous Fringe. In the last year Ms Freivogel was featured playing solo Bach at the Seizoen Oude Muziek Bach Days and at Bach-Sommer Arnstadt. She has enjoyed collaborating both with visual artists and dancers, most recently performing early music with newly choreographed works by Garrett Ammon of Wonderbound in Denver, Colorado. She has played in the section with chamber orchestras from the west coast to the east coast and now in Europe, including with Holland Baroque Society, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Apollo's Fire, Portland Baroque, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Early Music Festival Opera and she was a tenured member of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

Before completely dedicating herself to early music, Ms Freivogel played in many symphony orchestras including State Orchestra of Sao Paulo in Brazil, New World Symphony (Miami), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Amsterdam), Colorado Music Festival Orchestra in Boulder, as well as at Tanglewood, San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, American Russian Young Artist’s Orchestra, and new music with Left Coast Ensemble. Ms. Freivogel received a BA in musicology at Yale University and an MM in violin performance at the San Francisco Conservatory. She studied principally with Camilla Wicks and Marylou Speaker Churchill, and is a dedicated and certified Suzuki teacher now at the Muziekschool in Heemskerk. She lives in Amsterdam with her husband Ben, a theoretical physicist at the University of Amsterdam, and son Eliot.

What people are saying

Violin
a stellar artist by any standard and the orchestra’s obvious sparkplug
The Denver Post
Memorable among those voices ... the clear-voiced and expressive violin of the concertmaster Cynthia Freivogel
The New York Times
...highlighting the unrestrained virtuosity of the violinist Cynthia Freivogel
James R. Oestreich, The New York Times
Martin Davids and Cynthia Freivogel in two of the fugues ... the parts weaving seamlessly and the interaction of the players conveying a raw pleasure in the separation and division of the parts.
Anne Inglis, Strad Magazine
Cynthia Miller Freivogel ... excelled in the bravura passages, through the stateliness of the (second) Vivace to the peaceful closing movement, a Pastorale with a delicate, playful ending.
San Francisco Classical Voice

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