Arnie Tanimoto – Chatham Baroque

Gold medalist and first-ever American laureate of the 7th International Bach-Abel Competition, viola de gamba player Arnie Tanimoto discusses with Anna Singer about his upcoming concert with Parker Ramsey on Friday April 5th and Saturday April 6th. Arnie highlights the program that includes 17th and 18th century French and German music that showcases the viola de gamba. The first half of the concert will concentrate on works composed by Marin Marais, and the second half will focus on his influence on Bach’s music. Arnie also talks about his beautiful commissioned instrument based on a model from the 17th century, his transition from modern cello to the viola de gamba, and how Arnie and Parker first starting playing together as a duo. To learn more about the concerts and find tickets, visit