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Josephine van Lier

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Josephine van Lier


Josephine Van Lier

A versatile musician and educator, Josephine van Lier is equally at ease on a variety of period instruments, including baroque cello, a 5 string violoncello piccolo, 7 string bass viola da gamba, and tenor or treble gamba, as on their contemporary counterparts; using instruments and bows whose designs, construction and material span over 400 years in origin. She therefore covers a wide variety of repertoire utilizing the endless possibilities that this range of instruments, string set-ups and bows allow her. She recently found “the cello of her dreams,” a baroque cello built by John Sexton in 1725 which she will be playing for this concert.

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