Originally from Quebec and currently living in France, baroque violinist Naomi Dumas has appeared throughout North America and Europe as soloist, chamber musician and among ensembles including Il Pomo Doro, Ensemble Diderot (Paris), Teatro Nuovo (New York), Juilliard 415, and the Helsinky Baroque Orchestra. A graduate of the Historical Performance program of the Juilliard School and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, she had the priviledge to study under the tutelage of Cynthia Roberts, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Rachel Podger, and Amandine Beyer as well as to perform under the direction of numerous conductors including Masaaki Suzuki, Richard Egarr, Paul Agnew, and William Christie. Ms Dumas particularly enjoys the rhetorical qualities and emotional integrity of early repertoire and seeks to let the music speak to the audience with transparency and candor. An avid writer and researcher, her article “The Advent of Early Music in Quebec” was featured in the Early Music America journal in March of 2019. She was recently selected as a finalist for the International Music Competition of the Loire Valley with her ensemble Musica Amici, and will be recording her first album with harpsichordist Caitlyn Koester for ATMA Classique in May 2022.
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