Bruce Burchmore writer, producer, director
Bruce Burchmore developed an enduring fascination of the harpsichord repertoire as a graduate student in musicology and early plucked strings performance. His main interest was the 17th- and early 18th-century French repertoires for lute, theorbo and Baroque guitar, and quickly found that a strong knowledge of the contemporary harpsichord schools augmented his expertise in French Baroque music in general. He has several published articles in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd. ed.), and is in the process of finalizing a study of the Saizenay manuscripts for solo lute and theorbo, accompanied by a complete modern edition with critical apparatus.
Jon Griffin cinematographer, audio engineer
Jon Griffin is a content creator in Los Angeles who has been working with cameras and audio recorders since childhood. Growing up around film, television production, and advertising, Jon cut his teeth on technology before learning to drive. After studying music and film in university, he traveled the world with a camera and a recorder and learned that the most fascinating stories happen in every day life.
Jon returned to California to build a studio where he films, records, and produces music and audio for various commercial and independent clients.
Lysiane Boulva decided she had to play harpsichord as a 9-year-old, when she visited the Exhibition Hall during the Bruges International Harpsichord Competition. Her studies brought her from the small city of Rimouski, in the province of Québec, to the early music Mecca that is the Netherlands. It is there that she began specializing in French music of the 18th century, an interest she pursued while completing her doctoral degree in Toronto. Aside from performing, she is particularly interested in the maintenance of harpsichords.
Andy Garcia narrator
Andy Garcia is an internationally acclaimed Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-nominated actor known mainly for dramatic roles, but has extended his talent to occasional comedic acting to great effect. He is also an accomplished producer, director, and writer. He is a multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy award winner and leads his own ensemble, The CineSon All-Stars, with whom he venerates the long tradition of Cuban classical and popular instrumental and vocal styles.
Photo Credit : Greg Gorman
Geoff Schaaf cinematographer
After Director/Cinematographer Geoff Schaaf completed his MA at the State University of California, Sacramento, he began a career in documentary films, earning a total of 4 Emmys and 13 Emmy nominations. Among Schaaf’s documentary credits as Director/ Cinematographer are Evening Magazine, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Runaway with the Rich and Famous, Islands of the Endless Sky for the Tahiti Tourist Board, and countless food and wine oriented shows for European, Asian, and American companies and national tourist authorities. His current projects include a feature length documentary about disabled Marine vets learning to fly gliders after suffering traumatic injuries as bomb disposal techs in Afghanistan.