Boel Gidholm has more than 20 years experience performing throughout Europe and the US as a baroque violinist and violist, working with early music ensembles such as Ensemble Aperto (Germany), Fiori Musicali/Barockorchester Bremen, Pegasus Early Music, NYS Baroque, Publick Musick, Apollo’s Fire, ARTEK, Ars Lyrica Houston, La Follia Austin Baroque and Texas Early Music Project. Since 2004 she has performed with the Victoria Bach Festival, TX, on both the modern and baroque versions of her instrument, with repertoire ranging from Biber to Britten and beyond. Chamber music performances have taken her to Italy, France, Latvia, the Canary Islands, Canada, Sweden and Denmark. As a teacher, she loves sharing both the famous and the lesser-known masterpieces of the baroque with her students. She earned an MFA in violin pedagogy at the University of Gothenburg in her home country of Sweden, and is a graduate of the Akademie für Alte Musik in Bremen, Germany, where she studied baroque violin and performance practice. She lives in Rochester, NY, with her husband, Christopher Haritatos, with whom she co-directs Publick Musick, performing and presenting period-instrument concerts in the greater Rochester area. Together they also explore and perform the 17th- and 18th-century duo repertoire for violin and cello.