Phoebe Carrai


Phoebe Carrai followed her path to Austria to do post graduate studies in early music after finishing her studies at New England Conservatory. She became a full member of Musica Antiqua Köln, making 40 discs for Deutsche Gramaphone and teaching at the Hillversum Conservatory in Holland. Ms. Carrai taught at the Conservatory of the Arts in Berlin, Germany for sixteen years and is now on the faculties of the Juilliard School and the Longy School of Music of Bard College. She is director of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra. She also teachers at the Curitiba Festival in Brazil and the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe. Ms. Carrai performs regularly with Juilliard Baroque, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, The Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble, Göttingen Handel Festival Orchestra and Ensemble and The Arcadian Academy. Ms. Carrai’s recording of the Six Bach Suites for Solo Violincello and Duets of August Kummer can be found on the Avie label. Her recently recorded CD for 2 cellos plus continuo “Out of Italy,” also on Avie label, will be released in the fall. Ms. Carrai plays on a restored Italian cello made ca. 1690.