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Curtis Foster

Curtis Foster, Baroque oboe and recorder, whose playing has been praised for its "brilliantly introverted charm" (Seattle Times), has appeared as soloist and member of many outstanding groups, including the Seattle and Pacific Baroque Orchestras, American Bach Soloists, Pacific MusicWorks, Mercury Baroque, the Newberry Consort, Victoria Baroque Players, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Chicago Opera Theater, and Baroque Band. Festival Performances include the Vancouver, Chicago, Pacific and Bloomington Early Music Festivals, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, and the Phoenix Bach Festival. A ravenous chamber musician, Curtis has performed with small ensembles in concert from San Francisco to Dubai, including appearances with Byron Schenkman and Friends, Seattle Baroque, MusicSources (Berkeley), SacroProfano (Seattle), the Bach & Beethoven Ensemble (of which he was a founding member), as well as his own Seattle-based group, sound counterpoint. Mr. Foster is also a strong advocate for music of our own time, and has commissioned and premiered many works by contemporary composers for old instruments. Mr. Foster has recorded for ATMA Classique, Cedille Records, and IU Press. A native of Wichita, KS, Curtis now makes his home in Seattle. He is a graduate of Indiana University's Early Music Institute.