Lynn Tetenbaum

viola da gamba

Lynn Tetenbaum has been hailed by the Boston Herald as a “master musician, fluent, intelligent and natural.” She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and the Artist Diploma from Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with Catharina Meints. The recipient of grants from Wellesley College and the Ministry of the Flemish Community, she spent five years in Belgium where she studied with Wieland Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, receiving the Premier Prix in 1987 and the Diplôme Supérieur in 1990. While living in the Boston area, she was a co-founder of  “Défense de la viole”, a series dedicated to music featuring the viola da gamba, and performed for many years with Musica Poetica, an ensemble focusing on music from 17th-century Germany.

Since moving to the Bay Area in 1988, Ms. Tetenbaum has performed with many of the area’s leading early music ensembles including American Baroque, the California Bach Society, Magnificat, and the San Francisco Bach Choir. She has toured and recorded with groups such as Jacobean Viols (Holland), the Boston Camerata and the Sex Chordae Consort of Viols, and has appeared at the Berkeley Early Music Festival, the Regensberg Festival and on numerous San Francisco Early Music Society concerts. Ms. Tetenbaum received praise in the L.A. Times for her “beautiful” playing of the solo gamba arias in J.S. Bach St. Matthew Passion, which she performed with the L.A. Philharmonic. Earlier this year, she appeared with Mr. Kuijken on the SFEMS series in a set of concerts featuring the virtuoso duo repertoire. She has taught at workshops in Belgium and England as well as in the U.S., and teaches privately in the Bay area. She has recorded for Erato, Koch, and Centaur.