photography:
Teresa Tam
Cambridge Concentus

David Kjar, Artistic Co-Director
Natural Trumpet

David Kjar, natural trumpet player and Artistic Co-Director of Cambridge Concentus, was hailed by The Washington Post as “a rare treat to hear…bringing a singing tone and impressive virtuosity” and cited as “one of the up-and-coming historical brass players of his generation” by the Tijdschrift Oudemuziek (Holland). He has performed and recorded with early-music ensembles such as La Petite Bande (Brussels), Concerto Köln (Cologne), Boston Baroque, The Bach Ensemble (Boston), and Rebel (New York) while working with early music specialists such as Sigiswald Kuijken, Joshua Rifkin, Rene Jacobs, Reinhard Goebel, Martin Pearlman, Jörg Michael Schwarz, and Richard Egarr. David has been a featured soloist with Rebel under Jörg Michael Schwarz (NYC), Quintus (Holland), the Lyra Baroque Orchestra with Jacque Ogg (MN) and the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra (Israel). His critically acclaimed solo performances have been heard on American Public Radio’s Performance Today, Minnesota Public Radio and Belgium’s classical radio station,
Klara. David holds a Bachelors degree from
the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters
in Historical Performance from the Royal
Conservatory of the Hague. He is currently
pursuing a Ph.D. in Music History at Boston
University. In the summers, David teaches
natural trumpet in Juiz de Fora, Brazil at the
Festival Pro-Musica.

(Photo credit: Teresa Tam)

The Ensemble

David Kjar, Artistic Director

Marika Holmqvist, Artistic Director

Andrew Arceci

Michael Barrett

Jacob Cooper

Emily Dahl

Sarah Darling

Tatiana Daubek

Graham Dixon

Joy Grimes

Teddie Hwang

Jeanine Krause

Andrea LeBlanc

Jane Leggiero

Peter Lekx

Thea Lobo

Sarah Paysnick

Ulrike Präger

Emily Rideout

Dylan Sauerwald

Leon Schelhase

Luke Short

Ulysses Thomas

Patrick T Waters

Zoe Weiss