Marylin Winkle, Artistic Director & Historical Strings
L.A. Camerata is directed by Marylin Winkle, a historical string player (baroque cello, viola da gamba, vielle), teacher, and scholar who specializes in music by early-modern women. She holds a DMA in Early Music from USC Thornton School of Music, where she studied baroque cello and viola da gamba with Bill Skeen (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Voices of Music) and performed with the Thornton Baroque Sinfonia and Collegium Workshop Ensemble. She received her Master’s Degree in Cello Performance from San José State University, where she studied with David Goldblatt (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra), and she completed her BM in Cello Performance at Stetson University under the instruction of David Bjella (Co-Principal Cellist of IRIS Chamber Orchestra).
Dr. Winkle was honored to perform basso continuo in a fully-staged production of Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda at for Intersections: Between Music and Theatre in Seicento Italy in Cambridge (UK) in September 2018, where she also presented her research on gendered rhetoric in Francesca Caccini’s opera. She has played in period productions of L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi), Fairy Queen (Purcell), Don Giovanni (Mozart), L’Ormindo (Cavalli), Il Primo Omicidio (Scarlatti), Haydn’s Creation, and Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart). She has performed professionally with Boston Camerata, Musica Angelica, Concerto NoHo, San Jose Symphonic Choir, and Silicon Valley Symphony. She was recently honored to receive the EMA Summer Workshop Scholarship to play vielle for the Amherst Early Music Festival’s Roman de Fauvel Project in July, 2018; she has also spent several summers coaching and performing for the SFEMS Summer Baroque Workshop, and she attended the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (2012).