André Laurent O'Neil
André Laurent O'Neil, baroque cellist and fortepiano player, has extensive experience as both soloist and continuo player. He works with notable period instrument ensembles such as Boston's Handel and Haydn Society and Atlanta's New Trinity Baroque, in addition to European groups Les Perruques d'Amsterdam, and L'Orfeo Barock Orchester. André has also performed with the period instrument chamber ensembles Repast, Duo Seraphim, Bacchanalia, Ars Antiqua, Arc'Angelo, Capitol Chamber Artists and Musicians of Ma'alwyck. During the summer he regularly performs in Robert Conant's Festival of Baroque Music in upstate New York, where a reviewer has praised "his lustrous ringing tone, facile technique and strong convincing grasp of the baroque style." He has presented Bach's six solo suites at the University at Albany and this album has been recently recorded for a CD.
André graduated from Yale with honors and from the Early Music and Historical Performance Practice Program at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands, where he studied with Jaap ter Linden. He has given baroque performance practice presentations and masterclasses at Columbia University, the University at Albany and the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music. André plays an original John Morrison violoncello (London, 1800), using a reconstruction of a c.1700 English bow.