Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, baroque cellist, studied with Phoebe Carrai at the Hilversum Conservatory of Music in The Netherlands. While in Europe, she participated in several performance and CD recording projects with Concerto Köln, including performances at the Paris Opera House and The Palace of Versailles. A specialist in the continuo of 17th and 18th century music, Ms. Krumdieck performs in many baroque chamber ensembles and along with her sister Frances Blaker is a founding member of Ensemble Vermillian, which has recorded 3 CDs of 17th century German chamber music. She is also cellist with Heartland Baroque whose first CD titled “The Benevolent Monarch” will be released in the coming months. Ms. Krumdieck is the co-founder and executive director of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra (NCBO). She is the artistic director of Music at St. Alban’s concert series in Davidson, NC and former artistic director of Center City Concerts in Charlotte, NC.