Deborah Booth is an active recorder and flute performer of historical and modern instruments, and the co-founder and director of Ensemble BREVE. Performances include the Handel & Haydn Society, the Orchestra of St. Luke‘s, Boston Early Music Festival, Amherst Early Music, Trinity Bach Vespers (NYC), St. Michael’s Baroque Ensemble, Dorian Baroque Orchestra, Big Apple Baroque, recorder soloist with the Ciompi Quartet, Gotham City Baroque Orchestra, Long Island Baroque Ensemble, Bacchanalia Baroque Ensemble, Ivory Consort and the Bacheler Consort. Ms. Booth has toured extensively in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and South America. Recent performances include Kleine Musik, a project featuring 17th and 21st century settings of “Kleine Geistliche Konzerte” by Heinrich Schutz and Ivan Moody (U. S. Premiere) and performances of Monteverdi’s opera, L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Borden Auditorium at Manhattan School of Music. In 2016 Ms. Booth was the flute soloist for Mozart’s Concerto in G Major with Big Apple Baroque. 
 
Conversations a recording of 17th and 18th century music for recorder and flute with harpsichord, organ, viola da gamba, cello, and bassoon was released in September of 2012. The recording was recently reviewed in American Recorder : “rich approach, wonderful results, vigorous yet nuanced playing, lively, clever and substantive conversation….”
 
Deborah teaches in New York City, Greenwich, CT, and has taught and played each summer at the Amherst Early Music Festival and numerous other summer festivals such as Pinewoods Early Music Week. Mideast Workshop, and the Long Island Recorder Festival. Conducting experience includes The Recorder Orchestra of New York (RONY) from 2004 to 2008 and conducting a yearly highly successful Mass Appeal for Make Music New York. She is in demand nationally as a workshop director for the American Recorder Society and the National Flute Association and has taught on the faculty of Marymount Manhattan College.
 
This summer Deborah, with some of her colleagues, has revived the New York Recorder Guild - the very first Recorder Society in the United States formed some time in the 1950’s. This was the organization which spawned all of the other recorder societies all over the country and it had fallen into disuse for some time. Now it has new life - a full board of directors - a website - a strong list of members - and Deborah as its music director - hiring many other professional teachers on the circuit.
Copyright 2017, Deborah Booth