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Louise A. Carslake

Louise Carslake is well known to Bay Area audiences as a performer on the Baroque flute and the recorder. She is a member of the Baroque ensemble Music’s Re-creation, the Farallon Recorder Quartet, Magnificat, and the Jubilate Baroque Orchestra, and performs occasionally with Archetti Baroque Strings, American Bach Soloists, Voices of Music, and others. She has concertized widely in her native Britain, as well as in New Zealand, Poland, Ireland, China and the Netherlands. She has recorded for radio and television internationally, and has made over a dozen CD recordings for the Meridian, Centaur, Magnatunes, Voices of Music, Intrada, and Musical Heritage labels. In addition to her performing activities, for 16 years Louise taught early music performance on the faculty at Mills College, and, more recently, has been appointed instructor in Baroque flute at U.C. Berkeley. She is a popular workshop leader for the American Recorder Society, and is a co-founder of the Bay Area’s Junior Recorder Society. Louise holds the Graduate Diploma in flute from Trinity College of Music, London, and the Diploma for Baroque flute performance from the Arnhem Conservatory in the Netherlands, where her primary teacher was Wilbert Hazelzet. She also studied Baroque music performance practice with Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.