Instrument: Robert Young and Jason Viseltear, New York, NY, 1998 after Gasparo da Salo, Brescia, Italy, 16th Century.
Margriet Tindemans has performed, recorded, and taught early music on four continents. A 2005 Grammy Nominee, she was named “Best asset to Seattle’s Classical Music scene” in the Seattle Weekly’s 2004 ‘Best of Seattle’ issue. She has been called a rare combination of charismatic performing and inspiring teaching, a scholar with a profound knowledge of music, poetry and art of the Middle Ages – a national treasure. As a player of early stringed instruments, she performs and records with Medieval Strings, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and the newly formed Pacific Operaworks. She has performed with both the Seattle Opera and the National Dutch Opera in Amsterdam. She directs the Medieval Women’s Choir of Seattle. In addition to maintaining a busy private studio she is a much sought after director and teacher at many workshops, including the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop, the Pacific Northwest Viols Workshop, the Accademia d’Amore, Viols West, and the Seattle Academy of Baroque Opera. Ms. Tindemans works closely with the Northwest Puppet Center, for whom she has performed, arranged and/or directed The Burning House, The Dragon of Wantley, The Magic Flute, Francesca Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero, and Don Giovanni.