Ancien Régime


              Arnie Tanimoto,                    David Ross,                       Daniel Swenberg,

                       Viola da gamba                     Transverse Flute              Theorbo

June 13, Milford, PA

June 14, Hawley, PA

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Artist Biographies

Arnie Tanimoto is equally at home playing various members of the viola da gamba family, as well as both modern and baroque cello. He is the first-ever viola da gamba major at The Juilliard School, where he has soloed on both viola da gamba and baroque cello. Described by The New York Times as a “fine instrumental soloist” Arnie has performed with some of the countries leading period ensembles, including the Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and Parthenia. He has participated in classes and coachings with notable artists, like William Christie, Anner Bylsma, Richard Egarr, and Christopher Hogwood. Arnie is an advocate for the viola da gamba, and can be found giving lecture demonstrations and premieres of new works for the instrument around the country. He holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory (B.M.) and the Eastman School of Music (M.M). He currently resides in New York City, where he is pursuing a Master in Historical Performance at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Sarah Cunningham. Outside the realm of historical performance, Arnie has collaborated with artists ranging from Stevie Wonder to Joyce DiDonato, with whom he has recorded an NPR Music Field Recording.

Praised by the New York Times for the "limpid sweetness" of his baroque flute playing, David Ross is quickly establishing himself as one of the great players of his generation. In New York City where he resides, he is acting as principal flute with the Sebastians and New Vintage Baroque. He also acts as principal flute in Houston, Texas with Mercury. In 2014-2015, Mr. Ross' freelance engagements include programs with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Concert Royal, ARTEK, Early Music New York, Seraphic Fire, Flying Forms and the Minnesota Orchestra. He also performs as a guest artist on a faculty recital at New York University with the renowned modern flute pedagogue Keith Underwood. Mr. Ross began his training as a modern flutist at the Cleveland Institute of Music and went on to earn historical performance degrees at Juilliard and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He remains dedicated to exploring and expanding the possibilities of his instrument, prioritizing creativity and spontaneity in his philosophy of playing.

Daniel Swenberg specializes in historical plucked strings: Renaissance and Baroque lutes, theorbos, and Baroque and 19th-century guitars, and Baroque mandolino. He has performed regularly throughout North America with many leading ensembles and artists, including ARTEK, REBEL, the Metropolitan Opera, the Carmel Bach Festival, Mr. Jones & the Engines of Destruction, Ensemble Viscera, Opera Atelier/Tafelmusik, Catacoustic Ensemble, the Four Nations Ensemble, Apollo’s Fire, the Handel and Haydn Society, the Green Mountain Project, TENET, Skid Rococo, the Newberry Consort, Lizzy & the Theorboys, Music of the Baroque, the Aspen Music Festival and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and in recital with Renée Fleming and Kathleen Battle at Carnegie Hall. He received awards from the Belgian American Educational Foundation (2000) for a study of 18th-century chamber music for the lute, and a Fulbright Scholarship (1997) to study in Bremen, Germany, at the Hochschule für Künste (studying with Stephen Stubbs and Andrew Lawrence King). He studied previously with Pat O’Brien at Mannes College of Music, receiving a master’s degree in Historical Performance (Lute).