LES ÉCURIES DU ROY, a baroque ensemble, was founded in 2016 with the purpose of performing the great chamber music literature of the 17th and 18th centuries for winds. In its smallest configuration of three players, Les Écuries performs the great Baroque solo and trio sonata literature. When augmented with additional double reed players, the group becomes a 17th Century harmonie such as Louis XIV, the Sun King, might have known. We are excited to bring this largely unknown repertoire, by such composers as Lully, Philidor, Hotteterre, Pez, Paisible and Croft, to the Southeast Michigan area
CHRISTOPHER BRODERSEN, baroque oboe and baroque bassoon, pursued undergraduate and graduate degrees in music history, vocal performance and musicology at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. After playing double reeds (bassoon, shawm) on the side in college, he took up the baroque oboe in 1975. Initially self-taught, he later studied privately with Bruce Haynes, Stephen Hammer and Marc Schachman.
In addition to his musical activities, Brodersen is a builder of historical keyboard instruments (harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano) and is active in music journalism. In the latter role he was the Review Editor of Continuo Magazine from 1995 to 1999, and recently (2013) contributed 13 articles to the Second Edition of the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. Brodersen is on the staff of Fanfare Magazine and is also an occasional contributor to The Double Reed, the journal of the International Double Reed Society.
DAVID SCHREINER, baroque bassoon and recorder, has performed in recital throughout the United States and Canada on both modern and baroque bassoon. He has commissioned new works for modern bassoon, and has been heard on Michigan Public Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He performed solo recitals on modern bassoon at the 1999, 2001 and 2008 IDRS conferences, and at the 2003 conference on baroque bassoon.
His orchestral career includes serving as principal bassoon with the Flint Symphony, Michigan Opera Orchestra, Michigan Chamber Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony, Hillsdale Symphony, and the Birmingham Theater Orchestra. He has appeared with the American Ballet Theater, the Boston Ballet, and Toledo Symphony on modern bassoon and with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in Toronto on baroque bassoon.
Schreiner’s primary baroque bassoon teacher was Michael McCraw; his primary modern bassoon teachers were L. Hugh Cooper, Charles Sirard, and Robert Barris.
DIANA MUNCH, harpsichord, received her undergraduate degree from Wayne State University, where she studied with Mischa Kottler. Subsequent teachers include Flavio Varani, Thomas Kuras, and Penelope Crawford, with whom she currently studies harpsichord and fortepiano.
Munch has accompanied singers, instrumentalists, and choral groups in Michigan and abroad. She is an MMTA-certified piano teacher, and for 17 years has served as the Director of Music at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Please join us for our next concert at Christ Church Detroit on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM, presented by the Early Music Festival of Detroit:
Les Écuries du Roy at the Inaugural Concert of the Early Music Festival of Detroit, September 30, 2017
J.S. Bach – Cantata No. 144 – “Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin”
Aria for soprano, oboe d’amore & BC – “Genügsamkeit ist ein Schatz in diesem Leben” Linda Munch, soprano Christopher Brodersen, baroque oboe d'amore David Schreiner, baroque bassoon Diana Munch, harpsichord