Hallie Pridham

viola da gamba

pridham-postHallie Pridham performs regularly in the bay area, specializing in historical music as a baroque cellist and viola da gambist. She plays frequently with such groups as the American Bach Soloists, San Francisco Bach Choir, and Liaison Ensemble, which she co-founded in 2010. Hallie received a Bachelor of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and graduated high school from Idyllwild Arts Academy where she was winner of the IAA Concerto Competition. During her time as a student at SFCM, Hallie was the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award for her continuo playing under the direction of Corey Jamason. She was also chosen to play a broadcasted concert at the John F. Kennedy Center as part of the Conservatory Concert Series and in 2010 Hallie won the SFCM Baroque Ensemble Concerto Competition.

Originally from Reno, Nevada, Hallie has played with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Reno Pops Orchestra, and given many solo recitals in her hometown. Hallie has played the viola da gamba solos in productions of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion as well as Bach’s St. John Passion. San Francisco Classical Voice described her playing a having a ”…warm and reedy sound” in a review of the west coast premier of Philip Hersant’s setting of Psalm 130, directed by Ragnar Bohlin.