GEMS Live! Artist Roster

Each of the ensembles on the GEMS Live! roster is available for national and international bookings. Contact us.

Asteria - Sylvia Rhyne, soprano and Eric Redlinger, tenor and lute. 
Winner of the 2004 Early Music America Competition for Medieval and Renaissance Performance, the New York Times has called their music "intimate and deeply communicative... meltingly beautiful." Asteria is known for its compelling and personal delivery of 15th century vocal and instrumental music from the courts of Burgundy, performed entirely from memory. Since winning the competition Sylvia and Eric have had a busy touring schedule in the US and have performed in Mexico, Japan, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium. They have released four CDs, 'Le Souvenir de vous me tue', 'Soyes Loyal', 'Un tres doulx regard', and 'For the Love of Jaqueline'. Short videos on their website were filmed on location in the only extant Burgundian chateau, Germolles.
East of the River
Recorder virtuosi Daphna Mor and Nina Stern collaborate with world renowned kanun player, Tamer Pinarbasi, Yo Yo Ma¹s "Silk Road Ensemble" percussionist Shane Shanahan and guest artist Jesse Kotansky, on violin and oud, to present a program exploring Medieval music of the Mediterranean and traveling eastward through the Balkans to Armenia and the Middle East. Haunting melodies, ancient songs, and brilliant dances are arranged and interpreted by musicians whose musical backgrounds come from Classical  and World Music. Together they create the unique blend that is East of the River.
Parthenia, Beverly Au, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley, and Lisa Terry. 
Parthenia, a viol consort, has been hailed by The New Yorker as "one of the brightest lights in New York's early-music scene". This dynamic ensemble explores the extraordinary repertory for viols of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries from Tudor England to the court of Versailles and beyond. Parthenia has released five CDs including two with soprano Julianne Baird on the MSR Classics label.
Pomerium - Alexander Blachly, Director
Inspired by the renowned chapel choirs of the Renaissance, Pomerium revives the golden age of a cappella singing. The ensemble, featuring some of the finest singers in the country and acclaimed for its luminous sound, performs frequently in New York at such venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters, the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Frick Collection, and Music Before 1800, as well as across the USA and abroad. The New York Times noted that Pomerium is "the standard by which early music vocal groups are measured." The group of 12-14 singers is available for a variety of programs including Renaissance mannerism, the Vatican chapel, Josquin, and others. Distinguished scholar/conductor Alexander Blachly is also available for entertaining and enriching lectures before or after concerts.

Repast Baroque Ensemble,  Amelia Roosevelt, baroque violin, Gabe Shuford, harpsichord, John Mark Rosendaal, viola da gamba and baroque 'cello.
A collaboration of three period-instrument virtuosi, Repast presents vivid renditions of music of the baroque era. Each member of Repast has an active career in historical performance, and together they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the trio's programs. Repast enjoys frequent and fruitful collaborations with leading period instrument players and vocalists in order to explore the vast and varied repertoire of the baroque era. The group's name, meaning a meal or a feast, is a double-entendre: out of the revival of past music comes a delectable, spiritually nourishing experience.