2018 Les Ordinaires and Friends Artists

Leela Breithaupt

LEELA BREITHAUPT, flutist and director, performs and teaches both Baroque flute (traverso) and modern flute and has appeared in the United States, Europe and Asia in solo and chamber settings. Focusing on period-specific approaches to playing music from seventeenth century French Baroque to 21st century avant garde, she has been lauded for her “great dexterity and extraordinary talent" (Norddeutsche Rundschau). Ms. Breithaupt is a founding member and director of Les Ordinaires baroque trio, whose debut album, Inner Chambers: Royal Court Music of Louis XIV, will be released on the Naxos label in early 2018. Her discography includes All Hail the Sun King (Indie Barock) with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, The Vanishing Nordic Chorale (Musik Ekklesia), and Beethoven Tänze & Menuette (Koch International) with the Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic. She works as an active liaison between modern flute and traverso through national Go Baroque masterclasses on Historically Informed Performance for modern flute. Since 2014, she has written a series of articles on Baroque playing for Flute Talk magazine.


Ms. Breithaupt is the recipient of a 2017 Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship recipient from the Arts Council of Indianapolis and a 2016 Individual Artist Program grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. She is a member of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Bourbon Baroque, and Studio in Bloom and performs with New York Baroque, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. 

Photograph by Firefly Foto

Erica Rubis

ERICA RUBIS is a versatile performer on the viola da gamba whose work ranges from renaissance viol consort to improvising and co-creating new music.  She is a member of Alchymy Viols, Les Ordinaires, and also plays with Bourbon Baroque, Catacoustic Consort, Echoing Air, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and Generation Harmonique. She also collaborates and performs regularly with composer/performer Tomás Lozano in his song project on the poetry of Juan Ramón Jiménez. Active in music education, she holds regular workshops on the viola da gamba for string students and has pioneered a multi-media program, Shakespeare's Ear, with regular tours since 2009.


Ms. Rubis studied the viol at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where she received the Performer’s Certificat, and received her MM at Indiana University.  She has studied with Anneke Pols, Wieland Kuijken, Wendy Gillespie and Margriet Tindemanns.

David Walker

Lutenist and guitarist DAVID WALKER has performed extensively throughout the United States earning praise for his “surety of technique and expressive elegance,” (Columbus Dispatch) as well as his “tremendous dexterity and careful control” (Bloomington Herald Times).


David has appeared with such early music groups as the Catacoustic Consort, Chatham Baroque, Clarion Music Society, Mercury, the Newberry Consort, and Tempesta di Mare, and is a member of the chamber ensemble Ostraka. He has performed in numerous baroque opera productions, including engagements with the Wolf Trap Opera Company, Glimmerglass Opera, and Boston Baroque. Festival highlights include the Savannah Music Festival, Indianapolis Early Music Festival, and solo recitals for the Bloomington Early Music Festival and the University of Louisville Guitar Festival.  Recording credits include Ostraka’s critically acclaimed debut, Division, in addition to recordings for Sono Luminus and Linn Records.

Photograph by Tina Gutierrez

Carrie Henneman Shaw

Praised in the New York Times “as graceful vocally as she was in her movements”, “consistently stylish” (Boston Globe), and as a “cool, precise soprano” (Chicago Tribune), CARRIE HENNEMAN SHAW is a two-time McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians winner (2010, 2017). She has premiered major works by such Minnesota composers as Jocelyn Hagen and Abbie Betinis, whose annual Christmas carols she records for Minnesota Public Radio, and sung American premieres by such composers as Georg Friedrich Haas, Hans Thomalla, and Augusta Read Thomas.


In addition to her work as an interpreter of contemporary works, Carrie specializes in music of the 17th century and has performed operatic roles with one of America's leading Baroque opera companies, Boston Early Music Festival. Carrie is a member of Chicago's Ensemble Dal Niente, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and Pesedjet. She holds degrees in English and voice performance from Lawrence University and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. She teaches at Winona State University and Bethel University.

Photograph by Aleksandr Karjaka

Jory Vinikour

JORY VINIKOUR is recognized as one of the outstanding harpsichordists of his generation. Born in Chicago, he came to Paris on a Fulbright scholarship to study with Huguette Dreyfus and Kenneth Gilbert. First Prizes in the International Harpsichord Competitions of Warsaw (1993) and the Prague Spring Festival (1994) brought him to the public’s attention, and he has since appeared in festivals and concert series, and as soloist with major orchestras, throughout much of the world. He has appeared as conductor/harpsichordist with the Juilliard415 Baroque orchestra at Carnegie Hall, as well as with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Korea Chamber Orchestra, etc. He has collaborated with many of the most prominent singers of today, notably Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, Rolando Villazon. His solo recordings have been widely praised in the international press. His recording of the complete works of Jean-Philippe Rameau (Sono Luminus, 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the field of Best Classical Solo Intrumental Recording.

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Photograph by Nuccio di Nuzzo

Allison Edberg Nyquist

Noted for the beauty of her playing as well as for her versatility, violinist ALLISON EDBERG NYQUIST is one of the preeminent performers of baroque and modern violin. She has been praised by The Chicago Sun Times as "impeccable, with unerring intonation and an austere beauty". Equally at home as an orchestral and chamber musician, she also performs regularly as a violist and in recent years has added the viola d'amore to her list of favorite instruments. Ms. Nyquist has performed throughout North America, collaborating with many of the top baroque ensembles, including Chatham Baroque, Ensemble Galilei, Apollo's Fire, the Foundling Baroque Orchestra, the Washington Bach Consort, La Monica, and The Vivaldi Project. She is frequently featured at the Bloomington Early Music Festival and the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. Her discography includes recordings for the Eclectra, Delos, and Centaur CD labels. Highly regarded as a teacher, Ms. Nyquist has served on the faculties of Indiana State University, DePauw University, Ohio State, the Interlochen Arts Camp and Lawrence University. She is currently the concertmaster of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, a member of Ensemble Voltaire, and a new resident of the Chicago area.