Pardessus de viole
Tina Chancey is a founding member
and director of Hesperus, a world-traveled early/traditional music
ensemble dedicated to bringing the past alive through collaborations
between early music and film, theater, dance and world music. She
specializes in bowed strings, from Old Time and Irish fiddle to
lyra, kamenj, viola da gamba, vielle, rebec and pardessus de viole.
Dr. Chancey received her PhD from the Union Institute, and is currently
writing and researching on the topic of improvisation. Formerly
a member of the Folger Consort and the rock band Blackmore's Night,
she teaches, performs, produces recordings, writes book reviews
for Early Music America magazine, and is the director of the SoundCatcher
method, teaching amateur musicians how to play by ear. Her new
solo recording is titled "The Versatile Viol: Tina Chancey
plays Scottish and Irish Music."