The Juilliard School is set to become the first conservatory-in-residence at the Utrecht Early Music Festival later this summer.

The festival will see performances from Juilliard415, the school’s period instrument ensemble led by faculty members Monica Huggett and Robert Mealy, and Juilliard Baroque, comprising members cellist Phoebe Carrai, bassoonist Dominic Teresi, oboist Gonzalo Ruiz, and violinist Cynthia Roberts. The ensembles will take masterclasses at the festival and Juilliard415’s Robert Mealy will lead lectures.

Juilliard  Historical  Performance, the school’s graduate-level scholarship  program for early music, recently announced details of its latest season. Making their debut appearances for Juilliard Historical Performance will be Rachel Podger with a programme of Vivaldi and Kristian Bezuidenhout performing Bach and Mozart. Returning guests include Academy of Ancient Music director Richard Egarr, Harry Bicket and The English Concert, Masaaki Suzuki, Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Hespèrion XXI’s Jordi Savall.


  1. an admirer 28.08.14 10:43pm

    Fabulous publicity, great news. Juilliard brought early music to NYC, and now they are bringing it to Holland, that’s really fantastic, and it’s about time. Amazing – they have just about every famous/fashionable artist known to the A-415 world performing with them and, thank goodness, they’ve got rid of (most of) those boring oldies. How cool that Juilliard can offer all this to both Utrecht and New York City. Maybe from now on it can be the Juilliard Early Music Festival in Utrecht. Next step: Tokyo? Macao? Beijing? Seoul? Zimbabwe? Toronto? Capetown? Brasilia? The world is your A-415 oyster!

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