Jan. 5, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Guest artist Andrew Arceci will present a recital at 3 p.m. Jan. 17 at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Evelyn Chapel (1301 N. Park St., Bloomington). Arceci performs regularly on the viola da gamba, violone and double bass throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
After studying double bass, viola da gamba and art history at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Arceci received a master of music degree in historical performance from The Juilliard School. He has appeared with numerous orchestras and ensembles, serving as a viol soloist for the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Oxford Baroque Orchestra and the New Juilliard Ensemble, among others. Arceci is currently the principal bassist with Boston’s L'Académie Baroque Orchestra and Chicago’s Baroque Band.
In addition to orchestral work, Arceci has completed several recording projects, including soundtrack work for the BBC-One series Silent Witness; an album of early English and Italian works for soprano and viola de gamba with Elizabeth Hungerford entitled “Love & Lust” and collaborations such as “The New Four Seasons” with Musica Sequenza. Arceci also played violone for Peter Lee’s recording of “Stabat Mater,” which won a Golden Melody Award, the Taiwanese equivalent to the Grammy Awards.
Arceci’s appearance at Illinois Wesleyan on viola da gamba will feature a program of Renaissance and contemporary music. It is sponsored by the School of Music and is free and open to the public.
By Emily Phelps ’19