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John Dornenburg

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John Dornenburg

Lecturer (Viola da Gamba)
Soloist’s Diploma, Royal Conservatory, The Hague
Baroque Performance Practice Certificate, Mozarteum, Salzburg
B.A., Antioch College


Studied performance with Wieland Kuijken and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Fulbright recipient. Solo performances in United Kingdom, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland, Lebanon, Turkey, New Zealand, Australia, and USA. Over 30 CDs on all sizes of viola da gamba featuring music by J.S. Bach, Marais, C.P.E. Bach, Handel, Telemann, Abel, Hume, Schenck, Telemann, St. Colombe and others for Centaur, Meridian, Dorian, Koch, BBC, etc. Instructor in violone, UC Berkeley. Former positions include Emeritus Faculty, California State University Sacramento (music history), history lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University, Artist-Faculty at Aston Magna Academy, Artist-in-Residence at University of Washington and University of Melbourne, Australia. Past president, San Francisco Early Music Society. Editor of three volumes of viol consort music by John Hingeston. Contributor to Journal of 17th-Century Music and Early Music America. Co-director of Archetti Baroque String Ensemble, director of Sex Chordae Consort of Viols, member of Music’s Re-creation, Magnificat, and many other ensembles.