In this video, Cassandra Luckhardt demonstrates her technique for string crossings on the viola da gamba.
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This video was made as part of a set recorded by Voices of Music featuring world-class performers playing music as well as demonstrating technique; you can see Ms. Luckhardt perform music of Marin Marais here:
Since winning the prize for Best Individual Performer at the 1998 Van Wassenaer Competition for Early Music in Den Haag, Cassandra Luckhardt has established an international reputation as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and teacher on both cello and viola da gamba. In performance, Cassandra has played and recorded as principal cello and gamba with The Academy of Ancient Music, Il Complesso Barocco, Apollo Ensemble and the King’s Consort. As a chamber musician, Cassandra is in equally high demand, demonstrating her flexibility as soloist with Musica ad Rhenum and La Suave Melodia. She has performed all over Europe as well as in China, Australia, Japan, Russia, Israel, the U.S. and throughout her adopted home of The Netherlands. In 2015, she was the gamba soloist in the highly-acclaimed performance by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Richard Egarr of the St. John Passion.
Cassandra Luckhardt’s web page: