Jennifer Eriksson completed her initial musical studies at the NSW State Conservatorium of Music studying music education and cello with Barbara Woolley. She subsequently studied the viola da gamba with Jaap ter Linden at the Rotterdam Conservatorium for three years where she completed post-graduate studies in baroque music.
Jennifer has performed with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Salut! Baroque, Opera Australia, the Renaissance Players, the Early Dance Consort, and the Sydney Consort. Jennifer founded "The Marais Project" in 2000. Eriksson also has a deep commitment to music education. For twenty years she has been a member of, and currently directs, "Sounds Baroque", a period instrument ensemble which performs cut down versions of baroque operas in infants and primary schools across New South Wales as part of the Musica Viva in Schools program.
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Performer: viola da gamba
The concept behind "Lady Sings the Viol" was to create a CD of "covers" of popular tunes. Five very different singers individually and collectively perform songs from 1300 to the present day including music by Piaf, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin's bassist), Schubert and Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin.
Performer: Viola da gamba
Representing a landmark in the maturity of early music performance in Australia, The Marais Project presents "Love Reconciled", a recording to play often and savor deeply.