Viola da Gamba
Jane Hershey studied at The Hague Conservatory (Holland) and the Longy School of Music. Early in her career, she toured in the US and Europe with the Boston Camerata, and recorded with them on Harmonia Mundi, Erato and others. More recently, she has been a member of Arcadia Players of Western Massachusetts, playing both violone and viola da gamba. She is also a member of the Carthage Consort, which has been featured in concerts by the Viola da Gamba Society of America and the Aston Magna Festival; in 2010, the trio performs in a series of concerts sponsored by the Cambridge Society for Early Music. She is an active freelancer, playing with many ensembles, and at universities and colleges around New England. As a guest of the ensemble Hesperus, she toured, and recorded on Dorian and Koch; in addition, she can be heard on a 2005 Centaur disc of works of Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre with Frances Fitch and friends. Ms. Hershey is on the faculty of the Longy School of Music's Early Music Department, director of the Tufts University Early Music Ensemble, and has been recently elected to the Board of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. At Powers, she has begun a program of viola da gamba for children, maintains Powers' large collection of rental violas da gamba, and teaches private students and adult viol consorts.