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Biography

  • Born

    1 July 1960 (age 57)

  • Born In

    Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States

Jed Wentz studied traverso with Barthold Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. He has performed with leading early music ensembles like Musica Antiqua Koln, the Gabrielli Consort and Les Musiciens du Louvre. He founded Musica ad Rhenum in 1992 in order to put his personal vision of Baroque music to the test: first re-examining the sources and then putting into practice some of the more controversial aspects of 18th-century performance practice which they describe. Recently, he has turned his attention towards conducting, exploring the relationship between theater aesthetics, music and 18th-century theories about the generation of human emotions. He teaches traverso at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music.

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