Founded in 2015 by internationally-acclaimed harpsichordists Jory Vinikour and Philippe LeRoy, Great Lakes Baroque, Ltd., is dedicated to bringing the extraordinary richness of Baroque music to the greater Milwaukee metropolitan area in performances featuring some of the finest musicians in the world. From Purcell to Rameau, Bach to Cavalli, join Great Lakes Baroque on artistic journeys that unite great music, great artists, and great audiences in unforgettable musical experiences.
Great Lakes Baroque founders Jory Vinikour (left) and Philippe LeRoy (right)
Photograph by Joseph Newsome, © by Great Lakes Baroque
► Reviewing GLB’s June 2016 partnering of violinist Rachel Barton Pine with harpsichordist Jory Vinikour in performance of music by Johann Sebastian Bach at IEM, Tom Aldridge wrote for NUVO, Indy's alternative voice, that ‘It was time for Bach to be reintroduced to the Indianapolis Early Music festival ... Pine’s 18th-century instrument, coupled with her playing of it, produced rich, dulcet tones, perfectly nuanced dynamically ... Pine is surly one of the greatest Baroque violinists performing before the public ... What Pine is to the violin, Vinikour is to the harpsichord ... Vinikour is a proven master of this keyboard as he waded through Bach’s complex figurations to perfection.’