Tuesday July 27 2021, 7:00 PM

Baroque Argento Trio

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Pictou
Tuesday 27 July – 7:00 PM

$20. Seats must be purchased or reserved by July 26th to ensure the space is mapped out for safe, social distancing.


Sibylle Marquardt
traverso flute

Hilary Brown

Lynette Wahlstrom


A beautiful program of sonatas awaits you with the Baroque Argento Trio concert featuring traverso flute, baroque cello, and harpsichord. Sibylle Marquardt, Hilary Brown and Lynette Wahlstrom join us to perform works by Italian composers from the 17th and 18th century. Enjoy the spirited Venetian composer Benedetto Marcello, the ill-reputed Francesco Maria Veracini, and Domenico Garbielli - one of the earliest known virtuoso cellists. Female composer Anna Bon di Venezia is also brought to the stage for this program, as well as Bolognese composer Giovanni Boni.

About the artists

Sibylle Marquardt, traverso

A native of Germany, Sibylle Marquardt moved to Canada in 1997. In August 2018 she moved to Halifax, and in October 2020 became the Dean of Music at the Maritime Conservatory. An active chamber and orchestral player in Canada and Europe, she is also recognized for her teaching. After extensive studies in Germany, she became a Faculty member of the Maritime Conservatory in 2017, was a faculty member of the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto from 1998-2019, got her certifications as Suzuki teacher, has joined the College of Examiners and has become a sought after adjudicator at music festivals and competitions. As well she was a visiting artist at the Etobicoke School for the Arts for 11 years, one of the designated art schools of the Toronto District School Board.

Her orchestral career began at the early age of 23, when she was regularly hired as second flute and piccolo with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Munich under Sir Colin Davis, touring to Italy and Japan. She went on to join the orchestral program of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and held a solo flute-solo piccolo position at the Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Donald Runnicles. She was a substitute player with numerous orchestras in Germany, Switzerland and Canada.

Sibylle is a member of Trio Argento with cellist Paul Pulford and pianist Todd Yaniw which is performing all over Canada and has recorded the CD “Piano Centric” with members of the Canadian Brass. She is also the founding member of the Argento Collective. With Duo Resonance (with guitarist Wilma van Berkel) she recorded the CD “From The New Village”, featuring 20th century music.

In 1994, Sibylle started playing the Baroque flute and in 2020 founded Baroque Argento Collective Halifax (BACH) with Hilary Brown and Lynette Wahlstrom. She has performed with the Camerata Basel, Nota Bene Baroque Players/Kitchener and Toronto Masque Theatre.

Sibylle’s flute education is based on the French School and Marcel Moyse. Her main teachers include Hermann Klemeyer and Jean-Claude Gérard and she had lessons with Trevor Wye, Geoffrey Gilbert, Wolfgang Schulz, Philippe Boucly, Eric Kirchhoff and Aurèle Nicolet.

Her students are consistent award-winners at the provincial level of Kiwanis Ontario and other festivals and many of her students were accepted into various music programs such as the University of Toronto, McGill University, University of Ottawa as well as the University of Western Ontario.

Hilary Brown, cello

Hilary Brown is currently a cellist with Symphony Nova Scotia, the Blue Engine String Quartet, and two early music ensembles: Tempest Baroque Ensemble and Réjouissance. She is also on the faculty of the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts and a cello coach for the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra. Hilary has performed as a soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia and has been heard frequently as a chamber musician on CBC Radio. She has performed on many Maritime concert series such as Musique Royale, the St. Cecilia Concert Series, Musique Saint- Bernard, the Music Room Chamber Series, the Indian River Festival on Prince Edward Island, the Scotia Festival of Music, the Halifax Jazz Festival, the Mahone Bay Summer Concert Series, the Boxwood Festival, the St. George’s Consort series, numerous Paul Halley and Nick Halley productions, the Halifax Summer Opera Festival, as well as Music Toronto.

Lynette Wahlstrom, harpsichord

Lynette Wahlstrom is well-known in the Halifax area as Music Director at First Baptist Church Halifax, Accompanist for the Halifax Camerata Singers & Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus, and Collaborative Pianist at Dalhousie University’s Fountain School of Performing Arts. She appears regularly in performances with Opera Nova Scotia, Halifax Summer Opera Festival, Symphony Nova Scotia (celesta, piano), Early Music Society of Nova Scotia (harpsichord) and the Nova Scotia Choral Federation. In demand as repetiteur, coach and accompanist, she has worked with conductors Bernhard Gueller, Jeff Joudrey, Hilary Apfelstadt, John Trotter, Jakub Martinec, Elise Bradley, Caron Daley, Julian Wachner, and Robert Ingari, and played for the studio classes of Christina Haldane, Michael Donovan, Sanford Sylvan, Lucy Hayes-Davis, Greg Servant and Marcia Swanston. Lynette’s degrees include Bachelor of Music (Brandon University), Master of Piano Performance (Université de Montréal) and Master of Accompaniment (McGill University). She is an active member of Opera Nova Scotia, Early Music Society of Nova Scotia, and the Halifax chapter of the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

For more please visit: