The Blue Hill Bach Marville Young Artist Fellowship
Blue Hill Bach is grateful to Jan and Robert Marville for their support enabling promising young musicians to participate in the Festival as both performers and as an apprentice members of the management team, with the opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of producing concerts in a small community. The Fellowship is awarded to gifted young artists who seek a career performing the music of Bach and his contemporaries in a historically-informed style, and who can benefit from performing side-by-side with some of the most distinguished professional Baroque musicians in the United States.
The Blue Hill Bach Young Artist Fellows for 2022 are oboist Gaia Saetermoe-Howard, Baroque dancer Julian Donahue, and harpsichordist Kevin Devine.
Gaia Saetermoe-Howard is a New York City-based oboist, recorder player, and educator, who enjoys an active career as a freelance orchestral musician, chamber artist, and soloist creating innovative concerts focused on global perspectives of historical music. Also an avid scholar, she continues to focus on music history and its intersections with archaeology, and holds a degree in Archaeology from the University of Rochester and music degrees from the Juilliard School and Eastman School of Music. A passionate educator, Gaia loves sharing the joy of music and history with her students.
Julian Donahue graduated summa cum laude with high honors from Hofstra University with concentrations in Dance, Asian Studies, and World Literature. He trained at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre and at Manhattan Youth Ballet. At JKO, Julian was the second recipient of the David Hallberg Scholarship. He joined New York Theatre Ballet in the spring of 2019 and also performs with the New York Baroque Dance Company and the Boston Early Music Festival dancing specialized historical and folk dance forms.
Kevin C. Devine holds degrees from Boston University and Stony Brook University, and has recieved a graduate diploma at the Juilliard School. He has been invited to play solo recitals for Gotham Early Music Scene in Manhattan and Harpsichord Heaven at the Barn at Flintwoods and has taken part in the Amherst Early Music Festival, American Bach Soloists and San Francisco Early Music Society Baroque workshops. Also an avid hurdy-gurdy player, he explores the breadth of the repertoire for the instrument, from the cantigas de Santa Maria to 18th-century arrangements of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.