"Creativity takes courage" - Vincent van Gogh

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.

"To create one's own world takes courage" - Georgia O'Keeffe

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Recording Project Personnel

Hello everyone, please consider investing in our fundraising campaign for our recording of Michel Blavet's Op. 3 sonatas for flute and continuo. You may make your contributions by clicking HERE. Please support our endeavor with a tax-deductible contribution to the project. Baroque Northwest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Remember, your contribution is an investment in sonic art.

Artists for the recording are:

  • Kim Pineda, transverse flute
  • Joanna Blendulf, viola da gamba
  • August 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 Michel Blavet (1700-65).

"I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart" - Henri Matisse

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