Phoebe Carrai, cello
Professor of Baroque Cello and Baroque Chamber Music, Juilliard
Phoebe Carrai, a native Bostonian, earned both her Bachelor’s and Master of Music degrees at The New England Conservatory of Music where she studied with Lawrence Lesser. In 1979, Ms.Carrai won a Beebe Foundation Grant to undertake post Graduate studies in Historical Performance Practice with Nicolaus Harnoncourt at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Ms.Carrai joined the chamber music ensemble Musica Antiqua Köln in 1983 and worked exclusively with them for the next ten years, touring and teaching in The United States, Scandinavia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South America.
Now living in the United States since 1995, Phoebe Carrai appears both in chamber music and as an international soloist. Her recording of the J. S. Bach 6 solo cello suites was released in 2004, the Duos of Friederich August Kummer in 2006, and her latest recording titled “ Out of Italy” in 2018 on the Avie label. She performs regularly with Juilliard Baroque, The Arcadian Academy, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Festpiel Orchester Goettingen, and the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra. She was a member of the faculties of the Hilversum Conservatory in the Netherlands and the University of the Arts in Berlin, Germany and now teaches at the Juilliard School in New York and The Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ms.Carrai is the director of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra and was a founding member and co-director of the International Baroque Institute at Longy. She now directs Baroque Cello Bootcamp and teaches regularly at Aria Camp and the Bach Cello Suites Workshop.