Avery Gosfield directs the medieval-renaissance ensemble Lucidarium, with over 1'000 concerts to its name and a number of award-winning recordings. She has taught master classes on five continents at institutions that include the Geneva Conservatory, Yiddish Summer Weimar and the Cini Foundation and regularly gives lectures in both academic and lay settings. Recent publications include “I Sing it to an Italian Tune… Thoughts on Performing Sixteenth-Century Italian-Jewish Sung Poetry Today,” European Journal of Jewish Studies 8 (2014), “Gratias post mensam in diebus festiuis cum cantico Hebraim: A new look at an early sixteenth century Tzur Mishelo,” Yearbook for European Jewish Literature Studies (De Gruyter: 2017), and upcoming publications for Brill and Venice Music Studies, among others. In 2016, she curated the STIMU symposium, entitled “Reinventing a Usable Past,” at the Utrecht Early Music Festival, narrated a documentary (“Het Venetiaanse Ghetto”) and created, together with Lucidarium “Sounds from Shylock’s Venice” a concert/multimedia project in commemoration of the 500-year anniversary of the establishment of the Venice Ghetto. In 2017 she directed a one-week course at the Foundation Cini as part of “Shakespeare in and Out of the Ghetto”, a Creative Europe project funded by a European Union grant and sponsored by Ca’ Foscari, the Cini Foundation, the Geneva Conservatory and the City of Geneva. For the 2018-2019 academic year, she has been awarded a Sassoon Fellowship to carry out research at the Bodleian Library.
Started in 2018