Dana Maiben

Dana Maiben, hailed by the Boston Globe for her “supremely joyous artistry,” has earned international recognition for her performances of the 17th century violin and ensemble repertory. She is founder and director of Concerto Incognito, a new ensemble for 17th century music. Miss Maiben was a founding member of Concerto Castello, a groundbreaking ensemble for 17th century instrumental music; New Quartet for baroque and new music on baroque instruments; and Sequentia ensemble for medieval music. Maiben is the foundling Music Director of Foundling Baroque Orchestra & Women's Advocacy Project. She plays principal violin for Apollo Ensemble, Arcadia Players, and Ensemble Abendmusik, and has served as concertmaster of the New York Collegium under the direction of Christophe Rousset, Martin Gester, Paul Goodwin, and Andrew Parrott. Recording credits include projects for Centaur, Dorian, Deutsches Harmonia Mundi, EMI, and Hyperion. Since 1989, Miss Maiben has been a member of the early music faculty at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts,where she teaches violin, chamber music, and medieval, renaissance and baroque performance practice, coaches singers, and occasionally directs opera. Her own opera, Look and Long, based on the play by Gertrude Stein, was presented in staged workshop at Smith College in 1998.