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Boise State Music Masterclass: Baroque Cellist, Phoebe Carrai

Thursday, Sep. 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MDT

Boise State Music is pleased to present renowned Baroque cellist Phoebe Carrai for a special Masterclass. While primarily intended for Boise State music students, the general public is invited to attend and observe.

Thu, September 29, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Morrison Center Recital Hall

Admission is free.

Ms. Carrai will be soloing with the Boise Baroque Orchestra on October 1 and 2, 2022.  For more information and/or tickets for that event, go to

Phoebe Carrai, a native Bostonian, completed her post-graduate studies in Austria with Nikolaus Harnencourt, after studying with Lawrence Lesser and receiving her B.M. and M.M. at the New England Conservatory of Music. She became a member of Musica Antiqua Köln in 1982, making over 40 recordings for Deutsche Gramophone and touring the world.

Ms. Carrai’s teaching career in historical performance started at the Hilversum Conservatory in the Netherlands, and she spent 16 years on the faculty of The University of the Arts in Berlin, Germany. She is presently on the faculties of The Juilliard School and The Longy School of Music. She started “New Years’ Resolution Baroque Cello Bootcamp” 15 years ago, and it is still one of her greatest joys each year! In the summers, when not at her favorite spot on Cape Cod, she can be found teaching at Amherst Early Music, Aria Camp, The Bach Cello Suites Workshop and at Juilliard-sponsored courses in Montisi, Italy and Brugge, Belgium.

Along with her solo and chamber music concerts, she directs Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra and performs regularly with Philharmonia Baroque, The Arcadian Academy, Juilliard Baroque, The Boston Early Music Festival and the Göttingen Festival Orchestra.

Ms. Carrai has released recordings of the Bach Solo Cello Suites, a duo recording of Frederich August Kummer, and has now also released “Out of Italy” for Avie Records. She has also recorded for Decca, Deutsche Gramophone, Aetme, Telarc and BMG. She plays on an Italian cello since ca. 1690.