Adrienne Hyde is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in historical performance practice on the baroque cello, bass viol, lirone, and bass violin. She graduated from the Eastman School of Music in 2020 and in 2023 she completed her Master’s degrees in Baroque Cello and Viola da Gamba at the Juilliard School on full scholarship. At Juilliard she was a Morse Teaching Artist, a Music Advancement Program Fellow, and a Gluck Community Service Fellow, through which she taught in NYC public schools and mentored young cellists, while providing musical service to her community. Currently she works in Baltimore City Public Schools as a teaching artist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Kids program, and as an Education Assistant in the Baltimore Symphony Community Engagement Department.
In 2022-23 she joined the Carmel Bach Festival as a Young Artist and performed with the American Baroque Orchestra, Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. She also appeared in concert with Repast Baroque, The Sebastians, and The Helicon Foundation. In the summer of 2023 she made her Boston Early Music Festival main festival debut with the Belgian vocal ensemble Vox Luminis, and joined the Vancouver Early Music Festival as a subscription artist.
Adrienne is deeply committed to equity. She is a passionate artistic administrator for the Valissima Institute, a conducting training program for young women committed to gender equity in classical music. Three years ago she co-founded Open Source Baroque, a consort dedicated to playing the music of women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ composers. She is also a regular volunteer at the Mt. Sinai Psychiatric hospital, where she plays weekly in a high acuity locked ward for patients.