Henry Beimers, Viola da Gamba

A native of Northfield, MN, Henry Beimers is a young viol player based in the Twin Cities and Southern Minnesota. Henry began learning the viola da gamba during his first year as an undergraduate. He studied viol with Julie Elhard at Macalester College and double majored in music and geography. He also spent a semester abroad during his undergrad to study viol with Mieneke van de Velden at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He is fascinated by all aspects of music from jazz to folk to ’80s alternative, but his passion lies in early music study and performance. He currently pursues an MS in Geography from Minnesota State University, Mankato, while continuing to actively perform with groups such as La Grande Bande and Bold North Baroque Opera.