Welcome to Grand Cru Baroque
Founded in 2008, our mission is to provide exceptional performances of sublime masterworks from the
16th, 17th, and 18th centuries on instruments peculiar to the period in which the music was composed.
Our repertoire also includes commissioned works and traditional music from around the world, following
a practice used by many Baroque composers.
Grand Cru (great growth) is a classification of an entity's potential to produce something superb.
It also refers to any item of high quality, or the quality of a region or area.
The core ensemble is transverse flute or recorder, and theorbo, lute, Baroque guitar, or oud. We are regularly assisted by performers of
viola da gamba, Baroque cello, harpsichord, Baroque violin, lute/guitar, and voice.
The ensemble, in diverse configurations, is available for concerts, workshops, and short-term residencies.
News, events, projects
Recording Project Update
Hello everyone, our fundraising campaign for our recording of Michel Blavet's Op. 3 sonatas for flute and continuo will be launched soon. This will include a short video describing the project and the players involved. In the meantime, feel free to make your contributions now by clicking HERE.
Please support our endeavor with a tax-deductible contribution to the project. Remember, your contribution is an
investment in sonic art.
Artists for the recording are:
Kim Pineda, transverse flute
Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba
Gus Denhard, theorbo and baroque guitar
Julia Brown, harpsichord
More details as they happen. Thank you for your support. And here is a preview, Grand Cru Baroque performing one of the Op. 3 sonatas by Blavet.
- 21 May 2017, Concerts at First, First United Methodist Church, Eugene, OR, 15:00
Kim Pineda, transverse flute, Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba and pardessus de viole, August Denhard, theorbo, Baroque guitar, and oud, Julia Brown, harpsichord
- Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 3:00 PM
More information may be found HERE.
Tickets for the concert are $25 and may be purchased through
Brown Paper Tickets.
Kim Pineda, transverse flute; August Denhard, theorbo and Baroque guitar; and Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord
present a program called Tasting Notes: Grand Cru Baroque at Northwest Cellars.