Barbara Blaker Krumdieck,
Barbara grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where she studied cello with Katherine Scott, Mildred Rosner and Thomas Stauffer. She studied baroque cello with Phoebe Carrai at the Conservatory of Music in Hilversum, The Netherlands. While living in Europe, Barbara performed in France, Germany, and Belgium and recorded two CDs with Concerto Koln. Barbara is a member of many chamber groups, including Ensemble Vermillian, which has recorded two CDs of 17th century German chamber music and another CD of 17th century Italian music. Ensemble Vermillian is currently working on a project of 17th century English music. She has also recorded the CPE Bach fortepiano quartets with Andrew Willis, Rebecca Troxler and Gesa Kordes.
Barbara and her sister, recorder virtuoso and conductor, Frances Blaker, are cofounders of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra.