Robert Mealy

30 Nov 2016


Robert Mealy.

Robert Mealy is director of the Historical Performance Program at The Juilliard School, a professor at the Yale School of Music, orchestra director for the Boston Early Music Festival, and co-director of the 17th-century ensemble Quicksilver. A prominent Baroque violinist, Mealy has been praised for his "imagination, taste, subtlety, and daring" (The Boston Globe), and as "New York's world-class early music violinist" (The New Yorker). Mealy studied early music with the Collegium of UC Berkeley and the Royal College of Music in London, and, while still an undergraduate at Harvard College, he was asked to join the Canadian Baroque orchestra Tafelmusik. He has recorded over 80 albums of early music, and led Baroque ensembles for the Mark Morris Dance Company. He taught at Harvard for over a decade, where he founded the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra. In 2004, he received Early Music America's Binkley Award for outstanding teaching and scholarship. In 2015 and 2016, Mealy served as an LOI panelist in Performance.