Barbara Hollinshead

AMH Musician, Violin

A popular soloist in the Washington, D.C. area, the Washington Post has described Barbara Hollinshead as singing with “an artful simplicity that illuminated the text and beguiled the ear.” She has performed with many early music ensembles, including Tafelmusik, Chatham Baroque and Opera Lafayette. A member of the Washington Bach Consort (WBC) since 1980, she was featured in the Consort’s most recent German tour, performing at a festival in Thuringia and at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig. Ms. Hollinshead is also a member of the NYC-based early music group ARTEK, which has performed in concerts and festivals from Edinburgh (Scotland) to Mississippi, and Regensburg (Germany) to California. Her discography includes three recordings of solo lute songs with lutenist Howard Bass, Renaissance Spanish and Sephardic music with La Rondinella, solo cantatas by Rosenmüller and lots of Monteverdi with ARTEK, and works by Mrs. H.H. Beach. Committed to education, she teaches voice at American University and Episcopal High School, coaches vocal technique at choir camps, leads workshops for choirs on healthy choral singing, and is an actor and singer in two education outreach programs of the WBC for DC public school students: Bach in Time and Hercules at the Crossroads.