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Campagnoli's Caprices for Viola.Kristina Giles

Kristina Giles is currently recording and annotating all 41 of Bartolomeo Campagnoli's Caprices for Viola. Published in 1814, this collection is a rare set of beautiful pieces written specifically for the viola, in a period when the instrument had yet to become anything but the middle voice of an ensemble. The virtuosic works are considered the violist's equivalent of Pagainini's Caprices for Violin. Kristina will perform a selection of her favorite caprices on classical viola.

Based in New York City, Kristina Giles (neé Hendricks) enjoys a creative and varied musical career. Trained as a classical violist, she has become known for her artistry on both the violin and viola and their baroque counterparts. She has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and China, and recorded solo improvisations on folk and country albums. She is the founder and executive director of The Colonials, America's only "Trout" quintet. www.kristinagiles.com

Kristina Giles, viola


1:15 - 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue


GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music— the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.