EMA Announces Gwyn Roberts, Director of Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensembles is Recipient of 2021 Thomas Binkley Award

July 6, 2021

Gwyn Roberts will receive the Thomas Binkley Award for outstanding achievement in performance and scholarship by the director of a university or college early music ensemble for her work with the University of Pennsylvania’s Early Music Ensemble and students at the Peabody Institute and Amherst Early Music. Roberts is one of America’s foremost performers on recorder and baroque flute, praised by Gramophone for her “sparkling technique, compelling musicianship, and all-around excellence.” She is co-founder and co-director of Tempesta di Mare, the Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, recently hailed by the Miami Herald as “the model of a top-notch period orchestra.” She serves on the Historical Performance faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and has been Director of Early Music Ensembles at the University of Pennsylvania for 27 years.

Get to know Gwyn Roberts in this conversation with Karin Brookes of Early Music America: