Pratt Early Music Residency: NEC Baroque Ensemble + Aisslinn Nosky

NEC: Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre | Directions

255 St. Botolph St.
Boston, MA
United States

The Pratt Early Music Residency and Performance Series for Early Music, established by Harold I. and Frances G. Pratt at NEC in 2019, seeks to invite and engage the NEC community with performers and scholars in the Historically Informed Performance field.  Masterclasses, symposia, and performances by nationally- and internationally-recognized scholars and performers are funded through this endowment.  In addition, the Residency and Performance Series aims to provide NEC students with the opportunity to study early music and historically-informed performance with experts in the field, as well as to expand the historical instrument collection at NEC.

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  1. Arcangelo Corelli | Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, op. 6 no. 11

    Preludio: Largo
    Allemanda: Allegro
    Sarabanda: Largo
    Giga: Vivace

  2. George Frideric Handel | Concerto Grosso in F Major, HWV 327


  3. Antonio Vivaldi | Violin Concerto in A Minor, RV 356


    • Aisslinn Nosky, violin
  4. Charles Avison | Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D Minor (after Scarlatti)

    Andante moderato

  5. Antonio Vivaldi | Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-flat Major, RV 547

    Allegro molto

  6. Francesco Geminiani | Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D Minor "La Follia" (after Corelli, op. 5 no. 12)


    Aisslinn Nosky

    A unique and dynamic violinist, Aisslinn Nosky has captivated audiences around the world with her innovative interpretations and impeccable technique. Her fierce passion for early music and skill as a soloist, director, and conductor has generated robust appreciation by press and audiences alike. Hailed as “superb” by The New York Times and “a fearsomely powerful musician” by The Toronto Star, widespread demand for Aisslinn continues to grow.
              In addition to her role as Concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society, Aisslinn has also collaborated with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Holland Baroque, and the Charlotte Symphony. She was a dedicated member of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra from 2005 to 2016 and served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Niagara Symphony from 2016 to 2019. She is currently Guest Artist-in-Residence of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and an Artistic Advisor to the Portland Baroque Orchestra.  Aisslinn is a founding member of the Eybler Quartet, who explore repertoire from the early quartet literature on period instruments. Their most recent recording features Beethoven’s Op. 18 string quartets and was released in 2018 (CORO). Gramophone Magazine mused, “they make no bones about treating Beethoven as a radical. ...This set might delight you or it might infuriate you: either way, I suspect, Beethoven would have been more than happy.” With the Eybler Quartet, Aisslinn serves on the faculty of EQ: Evolution of the String Quartet at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. EQ is an intensive summer course for emerging artists which celebrates the lineage of the string quartet, both as a historical genre and as a freshly invigorated practice in the 21st century.
              Also a member of I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble, Aisslinn has further engaged young, enthusiastic audiences with baroque music. This imaginative and highly stylish group has toured North America and Europe with engagements at Tage Alter Musik (Regensburg, Germany), the Galway Early Music Festival, the Lameque International Baroque Festival, the Mosel Musikfestival, the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, and the Montreal Baroque Festival.
              Born in Canada, Aisslinn began playing violin at age three and made her solo debut with the CBC Vancouver Orchestra at age eight. A passionate educator, she has taught at Amherst Early Music Festival, the International Baroque Institute of Longy, and the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute.



    Aisslinn Nosky, leader
    Natalie Boberg 
    Sarah Campbell
    Hannah Goldstick  
    Clay Hancock 
    Eric Jiang
    Haekyung Ju
    Nikki Naghavi
    Ziming Jimmy Wang


    Sachin Shukla
    Anabel Tejeda 
    Poppy Yu

    Guy Fishman
    Sebastian Ortega
    Eva Ropero

    Gregory Miguel Padilla 

    Ian Watson