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Kate Bennett Haynes

Kaye Bennett Haynes 

Kate Bennett Haynes is a cellist devoted to historical performance of all periods. With baroque ensembles such as Arion, Tafelmusik, B’Rock, Apollo’s Fire, Aradia, Clarion, Masques, and the Theatre of Early Music, she has appeared at festivals throughout North America and Europe and recorded for the Naxos, ATMA, Artemis/Vanguard, and labels. This season, Kate began a six-year cycle of the complete Bach cello suites for the Toronto Music Garden concert series.

Kate has a special passion for classical and romantic performance practice, which she has explored as both recitalist and chamber musician. As a member of the Rosetta String Trio, she toured in the US and Canada, presenting newly commissioned works in dialogue with older forms and styles from the 16th through the 20th centuries.

Kate studied modern cello with Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory and baroque cello with Jaap ter Linden at the Royal Dutch Conservatory in the Hague, after completing a bachelor’s degree in Scandinavian studies at Harvard College. She is currently pursuing a DMus in 19th-century performance practice at McGill University in Montreal.

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