2021 Festival Artists

Aaron David Miller, organ

Aaron David Miller is noted for his highly imaginative and creative style, found in his performances, improvisations and compositions.  Prize winner of several prestigious competitions, including the top prize at the AGO National Improvisation Competition, and the Bach and Improvisation prizes at the Calgary International Organ Festival Competition, he is also noted for his fine performances of repertoire spanning all periods. He has also received rave reviews when accompanying silent films.  His recital performances have taken him across the country performing in concert halls, churches, and collaborating with ensembles of all sizes.

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LUTEDUO

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Anna and Anton have come together to attract attention to the long neglected duo repertoire for the Baroque lute duo. United by a mutual fascination they wanted to help shed light upon music which was written during the final twilight hours of the lute’s bright history. They were the first to perform and record the recently discovered duet compositions of Francois du Fault and transcriptions of the Marin Marais’ duet viola da gamba compositions for two baroque lutes. This resulted in a program Baroque Lute Duets which was released on CD in 2002. They’ve recently engaged in a project dedicated to works of Johann Sebastian Bach covering solo works for lute, including lute versions of solo violin and cello compositions as well as transcriptions of other instrumental works of the master for two 24 string Baroque lutes.

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Stephen Redfield, violin

Violinist Stephen Redfield, who has served as Concertmaster of the Arizona Bach Festival since its inception, is also concertmaster of the Santa Fe Pro Musica, and each summer plays with the Victoria Bach Festival where his performances as concertmaster and soloist have been produced on discs and broadcast nationally. He is a long-standing participant in the Oregon Bach Festival, often featured as concertmaster and in chamber music and participating in numerous recordings, including the Grammy Award-winning disc Credo. Stephen is Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Southern Mississippi School of Music faculty and performs with the Mississippi Chamber Circle and the Impromptu Piano Quartet. Stephen’s many students have won distinction in competitions, as performers, and as educators, and have been appointed to orchestral and teaching positions throughout the country and in Latin America.