Joanna Blendulf

Joanna Blendulf has performed and recorded with leading period instrument ensembles throughout the United States and abroad.  She is currently co-principal cellist and principal viola da gamba player of the Portland Baroque Orchestra and has also performed as principal cellist of Pacific MusicWorks, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra, and Bach Collegium San Diego. Ms. Blendulf is an avid chamber musician, performing regularly on major concert series and appearing on numerous recordings with her groups, including Ensemble Electra, Ensemble Mirable, Music of the Spheres, Nota Bene ViolConsort, Trio Pardessus and Wildcat Viols. She appears as a frequent guest viol player with the Catacoustic Consort and Parthenia. Joanna’s world-premiere recording of the complete cello sonatas of Jean Zewalt Triemer with Ensemble Mirable was released in 2004. Ms. Blendulf’s festival engagements have included performances at Tage Alter Musik Regenburg, Musica Antigua en Villa de Leyva in Colombia, the Bloomington, Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, the Ojai Music Festival, as well as the Carmel and Oregon Bach Festivals. Joanna holds performance degrees with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where she was awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate for her accomplishments in early music performance. Ms. Blendulf is Associate Professor of Music (baroque cello and viola da gamba) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.