Baroque violinist Ingrid Matthews is the Music Director of Seattle Baroque, and one of today’s most respected exponents of her instrument. First-prizewinner of the Erwin Bodky International Competition for Early Music, she has performed throughout North America and abroad. Matthews” extensive recorded output ranges from the rich solo violin repertoire of seventeenth-century Italy to the pinnacle of the violinist’s repertoire, the Sonatas and Partitas for unaccompanied violin of J.S. Bach. Of the latter, the critic for American Record Guide writes: “This superb recording is now my top recommendation… on either period or modern instruments.”
Formerly a member of Toronto’s Tafelmusik, Ingrid Matthews has also been an active performer with chamber ensembles including Zephyrus and La Luna, and is a frequent collaborator with harpsichordist-fortepianist Byron Schenkman. In addition, she is a frequent guest concertmaster and soloist with numerous leading American ensembles including the New York Collegium, the Los Angeles Bach Society and the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra. She has served on the faculties of the Universities of Toronto, Washington and Southern California and Indiana University.