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Harriet Risk Woldt

Harriet Risk Woldt is Co-founder, Co-artistic Director of Fort Worth Early Music. She has served on the faculty of many workshops, including the Conclave of the VdGSA, University of Oregon, Texas Toot, Viols West, and Tampa Bay Viols. She has performed extensively with the Dallas Bach Society, Texas Baroque Ensemble, Orchestra of New Spain, Denton Bach Society, and has been a featured performer with the Houston Opera and the Houston Oratorio Society. In addition to early music specialties, she has taught at National Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan (8 summers), Baylor University (6 years), and at Texas Christian University (36 years). She has been a cellist with the Fort Worth Symphony since 1957. Her background includes three degrees from the University of Michigan, a year of study on a Fulbright scholarship in Vienna, Austria, and a semester of study in Basel, Switzerland. She has also studied at Oberlin's Baroque Performance Institute (12 years), Amherst, Vancouver Early Music, Aston Magna, and several others. Primary viol teachers have been August Wenzinger, Hannelore Mueller and Catherina Meintz, and include masterclasses with Jordi Savall and Wieland Kuijken.

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