Baroque violinist Judy Tarling to be in residence Nov. 5-10

Baroque violinist Judy Tarling will be at the Jacobs School for a mini-residency Nov. 5 - 10 as part of the Five Friends Master Class Series. The event is in honor of Georgina Joshi.

“Georgina recognized and appreciated the importance of Early Music in her overall development as an artist,” said the Joshi family, ”and it is fitting that Judy Tarling is the first Baroque specialist to teach in this master class series.”

Tarling will give an introductory lecture at the Early Music Institute’s Symposium 4-5pm Nov. 6 in MU205.  She will also give two master classes on the theme of rhetoric and what it means for the performance of music: Nov. 7, 7-10pm in M344, and Nov. 8, 7-10pm in Ford Hall.

In addition, Tarling will visit individual studios to give guidance to students at various times during the week, and she plans to speak at Mary Ann Hart’s Doctoral Vocal Literature class on Nov. 7 , 1-2:15pm in MA405.

Tarling is well known in the field of early music as leader of The Parley of Instruments, a group specializing in the rich string consort repertoire of the seventeenth century. Her two books, Baroque String Playing “for ingenious learners”’ and the ground-breaking Weapons of Rhetoric, a guide for musicians and audiences, have become indispensable to anyone interested in historical performance. Early Music America wrote that Weapons “may well be the most useful and intriguing book on Baroque performance practice ever written.”

Click here for more on the recent gift of $1 million to establish the Five Friends Master Class Series>

 About Georgina Joshi

A native of Indiana, Georgina Joshi had received her Bachelor of Music from the Royal College of Music, London, where she studied with Eiddwen Harrhy. Notably, Joshi had sung for the gala opera night at the Beamaris Festival with the Welsh Chamber Orchestra conducted by Anthony Hose. She had a passion for early music and performed the role of the first Harlot in Handel’s Solomon conducted by William Jon Gray for the Bloomington Early Music Festival. Joshi was pursuing her Master of Music in Voice at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with Alan Bennett. Her first role at IU was Clorinda in La Cenerentola.

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