Kim Pineda

musicology, historical flutes, & performance practices

historical performance bio

Kim Pineda has performed on historical flutes and recorders, and as a conductor throughout the U.S., Canada, in Israel, and on NPR. Founder and music director of Grand Cru Baroque, he has worked with leading early music players and ensembles in the U.S. He has performed at the Boston, Berkeley, Long Beach Bach, and Bloomington early music festivals, Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, and has recorded on the Focus, Centaur, and Origin Classical labels. He has taught at the University of Oregon, Indiana University, USC, North Seattle Community College, at workshops sponsored by the San Francisco and San Diego early music societies, and the Seattle Recorder Society. He co-directs the Flute Extremes workshop at the University of Oregon with Molly Barth, and for 15 years directed Baroque Northwest's Baroque Flute Boot Camp in Seattle.

As the music director of Grand Cru Baroque Kim has produced, directed, and conducted programs of chamber and orchestral music, sacred and secular music for chorus and orchestra, vocal a capella concerts, cross-genre programs with players of traditional music from around the world, and staged and concert-versions of Baroque operas.

Kim received his PhD in Musicology from the University of Oregon, the Master of Music degree from Washington University, St. Louis, and the Bachelor of Music degree from California State University Northridge. Other interests include the culinary and healing arts, cycling, and the pursuit of the ultimate cadence. In his spare time he reads non-fiction and contributes to The Fugal Gourmet food blog.

conducting highlights


Henry Purcell
The Indian Queen

Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Les Arts Florissants, H. 487
Acteon, H. 481


M-A Charpentier
Nativity Pastorale, H. 483
Messe de minuit pour Noël, H. 9

Heinrich Schütz
St. Matthew Passion, SWV 501

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