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Kathie Stewart, Baroque & Irish Flute

Hailed as a virtuoso by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Kathie Stewart is a founding member and principal flute of Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. An advocate of the baroque flute as a mainstream instrument, Stewart serves as Teacher of Baroque Flute at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Kulas Visiting Artist at Case Western Reserve University, and is Assistant Director for the Seattle Baroque Flute Workshop. Stewart has performed as soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Opera, Oberlin Baroque Ensemble, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Washington Bach Sinfonia, ARTEK, and Turn the Corner Irish Band. Stewart has performed at the BBC Proms, Snape Proms, Tanglewood Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Ojai Music Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, New World Symphony’s Baroque Festival, Oberlin College Artist Series, National Academy of Sciences, Library of Congress, and Dumbarton Oaks Series. Stewart is a faculty member of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where she serves as Curator of Harpsichords in the Historical Performance Department and additionally taught baroque flute for nearly twenty years. A proponent of historical temperaments, she tunes and maintains the Conservatory’s world-class collection of historical harpsichord reproductions.

Stewart appears on fourteen recordings with Apollo’s Fire including solo performances in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. IV (Electra) and Telemann’s Concerto in E Minor for Flute and Recorder (Koch). An accomplished Irish flute player, she can be heard on Scarborough Fayre: Traditional Tunes from the British Isles and the New World, Come To The River: an Early American Gathering, and Sugarloaf Mountain: an Appalachian Gathering. Radio appearances include holiday specials on National Public Radio, NPR’s World of Opera, SymphonyCast, and Performance Today. Her concerts have been broadcasted on Britain’s BBC Radio, Canada’s CBC, European Community Radio, and on WCLV’s “Seaway” syndication network carried by member stations of the European Broadcasting Union.

Stewart holds a Bachelor of Music degree from West Virginia University as a student of Joyce Catalfano and a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music as a student of Thomas Nyfenger. She completed doctoral coursework at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as a student of George Hambrecht and participated in Eiji Hashimoto’s Baroque Ensemble. Fascination with the traverso led her to the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin Conservatory where she studied baroque flute and recorder with Christopher Krueger.

Jaap ter Linden

Jaap ter Linden, cellist, gambist, and conductor, has a long history in the Historical Performance world. His many tours have taken him to countries throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and the
United States, often with only the music of Bach in his backpack.

As conductor, he has worked with ensembles such as the Handel and Haydn Society, Philharmonia, Portland and Lyra Baroque; Arion and Tafelmusik; the Wroclaw Symfonie in Poland; Bordeaux Opera in France, and many others, performing repertoire from the 18th and 19th century, from Purcell to Mendelssohn and Schubert.

He has numerous recordings to his name, notably the Bach cello suites, which he has recorded twice. His latest recording, the complete sonatas for cello and piano by Beethoven, with David Breitman, has been released this year. With his Mozart Akademie in Amsterdam he recorded the complete Mozart symphonies, to great acclaim.

He finished many years of teaching at the Royal Conservatory Den Haag in 2016 when he moved to the United States. In September 2018, he started teaching at CWRU and CIM, both located in Cleveland.