Tekla Cunningham (baroque violin) leads an active and varied musical life. She is Orchestra Director and concertmaster of Pacific MusicWorks and an artist-in-residence at the University of Washington School of Music. She directs the Whidbey Island Music Festival, a summer concert series now in its twelfth season, which presents vibrant period-instrument performances of repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Stephen Foster. Her concert performances have been described by reviewers as “ravishingly beautiful” and “stellar” and as “a consummate musician whose flowing solos and musical gestures are a joy to watch”. Tekla plays on a violin made by Sanctus Seraphim in Venice, 1746.