Paula Fagerberg, baroque harp, appears regularly at university concert halls and early music festivals throughout the United States. Active as a soloist, lecturer, chamber musician, and a continuo player in Baroque chamber and opera orchestras, she specializes in the harps and repertoire of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical eras. Paula studied the art of continuo with Nigel North and historical harps with Andrew Lawrence-King while attending graduate school at Indiana University’s Early Music Institute. She graduated magna cum laude with a performance degree in early music/historical harps from Clayton State University, where she was a student of lutenist Lyle Nordstrom and a Spivey Scholar who was awarded the honor of The University System of Georgia Outstanding Scholar for her graduating class.
The former editor of the Journal of the Historical Harp Society, Paula has given solo harp performances at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm as well as at the private residence of the American ambassador to Sweden. Recent projects include a concert on 200-year-old harps at Oxford University, England; an upcoming tour will take her to three countries in South America. Paula is the founder of Quarter Comma, a chamber ensemble dedicated to music of the early Italian Baroque, whose inaugural concert at the Bloomington Early Music Festival 2007 featured the internationally known cornettist Bruce Dickey as guest artist. Other ensemble work includes ongoing collaborations with the Bloomington, Indiana-based ensembles Fénix de los Ingenios and Ensemble Lipzodes, and, in Atlanta, appearances with The Garlandia Ensemble, Atlanta Schola Cantorum, and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.
(Paula Fagerberg joined New Trinity Baroque for the first time in December of 2007, in the program entitled "Christmas in Germany.")