Ingrid Matthews, baroque violin, won first prize
in the Erwin Bodky International Competition in
1989, and since then has become well-established
as one of this country's most respected artists
in the field of early music. She is the Music Director
of Seattle Baroque, and serves as concertmaster
for the New York Collegium under Andrew Parrott.
Matthews has garnered international critical acclaim
for her extensive discography as a soloist, which
ranges from the early seventeenth-century Italian
repetoire to the complete Sonatas and Partitas for
unaccompanied violin of J. S. Bach. Of the latter,
the critic for "American Record Guide"
writes "this superb recording is now my top
recommendation... on either period or modern instruments." A frequent guest soloist with ensembles throughout
North America, Matthews is also a founding member
of La Luna and collaborates extensively with harpsichordist
Byron Schenkman. She has served on the faculties
of the University of Toronto, the University of
Washington, Indiana University, the University of
Southern California in Los Angeles, and the Amherst
Early Music Workshop.