Featured Artist - Steven Zohn



A sought-after performer on historical flutes, Steven Zohn has collaborated with such ensembles as the American Classical Orchestra, Apollo Ensemble, Musicians of the Old Post Road, New York State Baroque, Tempesta di Mare, the Washington Bach Consort, the Ama Deus Ensemble and the Camerata Ama Deus chamber orchestra. From 1995 to 2004 he was Artistic Director of the period-instrument orchestra Publick Musick, and subsequently co-founded the chamber ensemble Fioritura. His recordings of music by Bach, Boismortier, Telemann, and Vivaldi may be heard on the Centaur and Newport Classic labels, and a world-premiere CD of recently discovered Telemann flute duets with Colin St. Martin will be released shortly. Mr. Zohn's contribution to the study and performance of early music has been recognized by the American Musicological Society with its Noah Greenberg Award, and his research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the German Academic Exchange Service. Educated at Vassar College and Cornell University, where he received his Ph.D. in Musicology, Mr. Zohn's writings on eighteenth-century music have appeared in journals, essay collections, and reference works such as Bach Perspectives, The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music, the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the Journal of the American Musicological Society, the Journal of Musicology, Eighteenth-Century Music, and Early Music. He is also the editor of volumes for the critical editions of C.P.E. Bach and Telemann. This past March, Oxford University Press published his Music for a Mixed Taste: Style, Genre, and Meaning in Telemann's Instrumental Works, the first book-length study of the composer's music to appear in English. A frequent lecturer at scholarly conferences and universities, Mr. Zohn is past president of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music. He is currently Associate Professor of Music History at Temple.