Soloist: Spring Soirée (YouTube Premiere Sunday April 25th, 2021)
Stephen Schultz, called “among the most flawless artists on the Baroque flute” by the San Jose Mercury News and “flute extraordinaire” by the New Jersey Star-Ledger, plays solo and principal flute with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Musica Angelica, and performs with other leading early-music groups such as Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Wiener Akademie and Chatham Baroque. He appears on over 60 recordings and has been active in commissioning new music written for his instrument. The Pittsburgh composer Nancy Galbraith wrote several works for him, including Traverso Mistico, scored for electric Baroque flute, solo cello and chamber orchestra, and Night Train, Other Sun.
Schultz teaches Music History and Flute at Carnegie Mellon University and directs the Carnegie Mellon Baroque Orchestra. He often performs at the Oregon and Carmel Bach Festivals, and in 2018 the Music and Arts label released his acclaimed CD of Bach Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord, in which he collaborated with harpsichordist Jory Vinikour.