The Grand Tour with Chloe Fedor, violin

Saturday, January 15, 2022
5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN

Sunday, January 16th, 2022
3
:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Sundin Hall, Saint Paul, MN 

The tradition of Grand Tours spans from the early seventeenth century with horses and carriages up through the nineteenth century with its steam locomotion. Its roots hark further back to medieval pilgrimages and its remnants remain today as GT badges on cars. During the baroque, this version of a gap year took generations of travelers from their homes to visit the historic capitols of Europe seeking cultural illumination. Pack your bags and dust off your passport for a musical journey to Paris, Rome, Leipzig, and London with violinist Chloe Fedor.

REPERTOIRE

ÉLISABETH JACQUET DE LA GUERRE
Ouverture from Céphale et Procris

DOMENICO SCARLATTI
Sinfonia No. 3 in D Major

J. S. BACH
Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041

CHARLES AVISON
Concerto in A Major, Op. 4, No. II

Artists

Violinist CHLOE FEDOR is known for her “lovely, plush, seductive tone” (NEW YORK TIMES) and lauded for her “soulful, virtuosic” playing and “impeccable technical control” (OPERA NEWS). Chloe is the concertmaster and Artistic Advisor of Baroque programming at the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, MN and is a member of the GRAMMY award-winning group Apollo’s Fire. This 2021-2022 season, Chloe is thrilled to join Lyra Baroque Orchestra as guest soloist and recurring concertmaster, as well as multi-faceted appearances with The American Classical Orchestra, Four Nations Ensemble, Handel and Haydn Society, New York Baroque Incorporated, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and Seraphic Fire, among others.

Chloe earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and two Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, both in modern violin and historical performance. She was a concerto competition winner at both alma maters as well as a laureate of the Performer’s Certificate from The Eastman School and the Juilliard Career Fellowship Grant from The Juilliard School. 

Her principal teachers include Charles Castleman, Ron Copes, Monica Huggett and Cynthia Roberts. 

In 2018, Chloe was featured on Broadway as the onstage violinist in the Shakespeare Globe’s original play” Farinelli and the King,” written by Claire van Kampen and starring Sir Mark Rylance. Other career highlights include leading the modern revival of Karl von Seckendorff’s previously lost opera Proserpina (1778) as concertmaster of NYBI and in collaboration with Bucknell University, and soloist of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto alongside Monica Huggett at the Oregon Bach Festival. Her summer festival appearances include Caramoor, Carmel Bach Festival, Festival Dans le Jardins de William Christie, Oregon Bach Festival, Ravinia, Sarasota Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Spoleto USA, Tanglewood Music Festival, and Utrecht Early Music Festival. Chloe can be heard on ACRONYM’s 2020 album Cantica Obsoleta, featuring previously unrecorded 17th century works.