Developing a varied career as performer, composer/arranger, and scholar, Andrew Arceci performs regularly on the viola da gamba (viol), violone, and double bass throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.  In the United Kingdom, he has appeared with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Cöthen Baroque, and Oxford Baroque.  In the United States, he has collaborated with the Boston Camerata, Arcadia Players, Harmonious Blacksmith, Washington Bach Consort, Tempesta di Mare - Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, Handel Choir of Baltimore, and Musica Sequenza; he currently serves as principal bassist with Boston’s L'Académie Baroque Orchestra and Chicago’s Baroque Band.

As viol soloist with orchestra, Arceci has performed historical and/or contemporary works with Oxford Baroque (UK), and numerous ensembles throughout the United States––the National Philharmonic, L'Académie, Les Bostonades, Cambridge Concentus, and the New Juilliard Ensemble, giving the North American premiere of Elżbieta Sikora’s Canzona: for Viola da Gamba & Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall (US).

Recent recording projects include Love & Lust (forthcoming) with Elizabeth Hungerford, soundtrack work for the BBC-One drama series Silent Witness (forthcoming), Españoletas (2014) with Harmonious Blacksmith, Musique sacrée (2013) with Oxford Baroque, Time (2012) for unaccompanied viola da gamba, and The New Four Seasons (2012) with Musica Sequenza.  In 2008, Arceci played violone for countertenor Peter Lee’s recording Stabat Mater, which won a Golden Melody Award––Taiwanese equivalent to the Grammy Awards.  Radio credits include BBC-Radio 3 (UK), Deutschlandradio (Germany), Taipei Broadcasting Station (Taiwan), NPR: National Public Radio (US), and PRI: Public Radio International (US).

Festival highlights include the Brighton Early Music Festival (UK), Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik (Germany), MUPA International Festival (Thailand), the Shandelee Music Festival (US), Artscape (US), the Aspen Music Festival-Opera Theater Center (US), Indianapolis Early Music Festival (US), Washington Early Music Festival (US), and the 2011 Focus! Festival (US).

As a composer, Arceci often includes original works for unaccompanied viola da gamba on solo recitals.  Suite in D Minor: for Viola da Gamba and Chamber Orchestra was premiered in 2007 by the Peabody Camerata, and subsequently performed by the Peabody Sinfonietta. Suite II in G Minor: for Viola da Gamba, String Orchestra & Percussion was premiered in 2008 (Baltimore, MD), with subsequent performances by Boston’s L'Académie in February 2012, the Oxford University String Ensemble in June 2012 at the Holywell Music Room (UK), and Boston’s Juventas New Music Ensemble in September 2014.

After studying double bass, viola da gamba, and art history at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (US), Arceci completed a M.Mus. in Historical Performance from The Juilliard School (US), and recently read for a Master of Studies (performance & musicology) at Magdalen College, Oxford (UK).

He has given workshops at the University of Oxford (UK), the University of Cambridge (UK), the University of Edinburgh (UK), the Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan), and Burapha University (Thailand).  Additionally, Arceci has presented at several musicology conferences––I Encontro Ibero-Americano de Jovens Musicólogos (Portugal), Music & the Seicento (UK), and the Royal Musical Association (UK).  Upcoming engagements include projects throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and Thailand.

Represented by Jarvis-Lundt.

© A. Arceci 2014