The Hungarian-born cellist and baroque cellist Gyöngy Erödi performs throughout Europe, the USA, Ukraine and Mexico. She has worked with ensembles such as the American Opera Theater, Concerto Köln, Gabrieli Consort, Ensemble Inégal, Ensemble Pygmalion, Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart and The English Concert. She also served as principal cellist of the Dallas Bach Society, Dresdner Barockorchester, I Fagiolini, L’Arpa festante, Harmony of Nations, Hofkapelle München, moderntimes_1800 Vienna, and the Orchestra of New Spain. Gyöngy has recorded for the Bayerischer Rundfunk, ORF, Radio Classique Paris, Radio Klara, BBC, WRR Classical Dallas, Challenge Classics, Nibiru, Signum Records, Virgin, OHMS Classics, Raumklang and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
From 2005-2011 she taught baroque cello and chamber music at the University of North Texas as an adjunct professor. She has given several lectures on her research, the sixteenth-century bass violin, at various universities. Her academic work is published online under http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12121/.
Currently, Gyöngy splits her time between performing and teaching. Based on her musicological and performance background and recent training as a storyteller, she is also in the process of developing a new teaching method for the next generation of musicians, a method which combines storytelling with music-making. In her spare time, Gyöngy loves to write, and this present CD booklet is her first publication of short vignettes and poetry.