Elizabeth Weinfield

Director, Sonnambula; Music Historian; Met Museum Digital

Elizabeth Weinfield is a viol player, musicologist, and the artistic director of the historically informed ensemble, Sonnambula. As an independent performance curator, she uses her deep understanding of the technique and history of old music to deconstruct and reimagine its artistic possibilities in the present. Current projects include the historical performance recital series, SpectrumHP; first complete recording of Leonora Duarte (1610-1678), a Portuguese converso living in Antwerp, a collaboration with NYTimes photography critic Teju Cole; premières of 18th-century works from Cuba at The Hispanic Society of America in New York; the launch of ModernMedieval, a new duo with Anonymous 4's Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek; and the commission of a dozen new works for viol consort by Princeton University graduate student composers within the next season. Read more at