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Moods: Instrumental Classical: Baroque Classical: Early Music

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United States - California - SF

Wildcat Viols

Wildcat Viols was formed in 2003, bringing together three of the San Francisco Bay Area's favorite early string specialists, Joanna Blendulf, Julie Jeffrey, and Elisabeth Reed, and was joined in 2015 by internationally acclaimed viol virtuosa Annalisa Pappano. Praised for their musical rapport and the shared enjoyment that radiates from their performances, they have been hailed as "refreshing", "sensuous", "gutsy", "incredible artists", "breathtaking ensemble." Early Music America magazine called their debut concert at the 2004 Berkeley Early Music Festival a "wonderful offering ... beautifully played." In 2010 Wildcat Viols, at the invitation of Artistic Director George Benjamin, performed the complete 3- and 4-part Fantazias of Henry Purcell at the Ojai Music Festival, receiving lavish audience and critical praise: “Articulated fluently…with impeccable intonation” (The Classical Review); “The expert period instrument group produces a focused ensemble sound...and delivered the music in all its intricately designed, soothing glory"(Santa Barbara News Press); “A balm… endlessly absorbing” (The London Financial Times); “Spellbinding…fantastic." (WQXR, the Classical Music Station of NYC).