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Violinist, harpsichordist perform Sunday

By From page A4 | November 17, 2013

Baroque violinist Maia Naomi Silberstein, a Davis native, will perform a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. in downtown Davis. She will be accompanied by Katherine Heater on harpsichord, performing works by Bach, Froberger, Schmelzer and Biber.

Silberstein began her performing career at the age of 16 when she soloed with the Sacramento Symphony. She went on to receive diplomas from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Juilliard School and continued her studies in early music under Sigiswald Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, earning a master’s of early music with distinction.

A prize-winner in the 1999 Schmelzer International Baroque Competition in Austria, she lives in Brussels, performing throughout Europe, in Mexico and in the United States with world-renowned European Baroque ensembles including La Petite Bande and Les Arts Florissants.

Her chamber music partners include Enrico Gatti and Francois Fernandez. She has recorded for Erato, Vanguard, Mirare and Sony Classics.

Heater received her bachelor’s degree in music from UC Berkeley and her master’s in historical performance from Oberlin Conservatory. She studied harpsichord and fortepiano at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam.

Since 1996, Heater has made her home in the Bay Area where she is a frequent performer with early music groups such as Teatro Bacchino and the California Bach Society.

Enterprise staff

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