Liza Malamut is Artistic Director of The Newberry Consort, a Chicago-based organization that creates accessible and historically informed performances of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music, and a founding member of Incantare, an ensemble of violins and sackbuts formed to highlight music of lesser-known and marginalized composers and their contemporaries in early modern Europe. She regularly appears with period-instrument ensembles throughout North American and beyond, and her playing can be heard on the Musica Omnia, Naxos, Hyperion, New Focus Recordings, and George Blood Audio labels. A passionate teacher and researcher, Liza is a coeditor and contributor for the book Music and Jewish Culture in Early Modern Italy: New Perspectives with Rebecca Cypess and Lynette Bowring (Indiana University Press). She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music degree from Boston University, and she earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Historical Performance from Boston University. Her dissertation, a method book for modern trombonists, integrates historical techniques with mainstream playing and introduces eighty-eight solo etudes for trombone. When not engaged in musical pursuits, Liza enjoys running, hiking, baking, gardening, a good book, and all things outdoors.
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