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GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR
CLASSICAL SERIES: THE SIX BACH BRANDENBURGS
Rainer Beckmann, a native of Germany,
performs with a large variety of early music
ensembles in the Philadelphia Tri-State area.
He is a founding member of La Bernardinia
Baroque Ensemble and a member of Vox
As featured soloist and guest musician, he
has appeared with Camerata Ama Deus,
Melomanie, Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra,
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Tempesta
di Mare Baroque Orchestra, Piffaro – The
Renaissance Band, Buxtehude Consort, Curtis
Opera, West Jersey Chamber Music Society,
and Early Music New York. Rainer is a firstprize winner at the Holland Open Recorder
Festival Competition and the Performance
Contest of the Dutch Concert Agency.
As a founding member of Il Flauto Giocoso and the Landini Consort, he
performed in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Italy, and Israel.
In Brazil, he taught recorder and music history at the State University of
Ceará for five years, and collaborated with the ensembles Ad Libitum and
Syntagma that specialize in early music as well as Brazilian popular and
Rainer is the director of the Greater Philadelphia Area Recorder Academy
and the Lancaster Recorder Academy. He became the music director of
the Philadelphia Recorder Society in 2011 and recently joint the Community
College of Philadelphia as an adjunct faculty. Rainer is a graduate of the
Utrecht School of the Arts, Netherlands, where he studied recorder with
Heiko ter Schegget, Baldrick Deerenberg, and Marion Verbruggen.