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Christel Thielmann

Assistant Professor of Conducting and Ensembles, part-time

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Biography

BA (hons.), York University. Studied viola da gamba with Hannelore Mueller at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel, Switzerland, and with Wieland Kuijken. Recipient, Canada Council of the Arts Grant to study at Oberlin Baroque Institute (1972-74). Performances with The Parley of Instruments, Tafelmusik, Fretwork, and the Harp Consort; at Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Regensburg, Bath, and Boston Early Music festivals. Member, The Musicians of Swanne Alley and Eastman Baroque Ensemble. Recordings on Harmonia Mundi, Virgin Classics, Hyperion, Pantheon, Focus, CBC Records. Taught viola da gamba and recorder at York University and University of Guelph. Faculty member, University of Victoria Early Music Institute (1973-75), University of British Columbia (1976, 1979, 1981, 1982), Early Music at Amherst (1987, 1988), Eastman (1978-).