Truckee native, Lindsay McIntosh is a New York City-based historical oboist, arts entrepreneur, new music devotee and executive director of New York-based ensemble, New Vintage Baroque (www.newvintagebaroque.com), an adventurous period instrument ensemble dedicated to the creation of a 21st- century repertoire for early instruments. Ms. McIntosh is a recent graduate of the esteemed Juilliard School of Music, where she was on a full scholarship in the Historical Performance program and has appeared under world- renowned conductors such as William Christi, Masaaki Suzuki, Jordi Savall, Richard Egarr, and Monica Huggett.
Recognizing her professional strengths beyond that of a freelance oboist, in 2015 Ms. McIntosh joined the founding team of National Sawdust, a new critically-acclaimed music venue and non-profit Arts institute located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There, Ms. McIntosh worked on the artistic team as a full-time programming associate creating, implementing, producing and tracking projects at the core of the venue's mission including ten group residencies and fourteen opera productions. Ms. McIntosh's charisma and experience as a musician led her to become lead producer for major events and her sensitivity to the artist's needs led her to become lead artistic liaison to the hundreds of professional musicians and ensembles.
In her second year of graduate studies at the Juilliard School (2013), Ms. McIntosh discovered her passion for leadership and creative programming. This led her to found New Vintage Baroque (NVB): an adventurous period instrument ensemble dedicated to the creation of 21st-century repertoire for early instruments. Praised for its “buoyant pulse ... appealing energy” and “thoughtfully conceived...(programs)” The New York Times, New Vintage Baroque embodies Ms. McIntosh's vision for the performing arts: to bring audiences the highest level of historical performance practice and to unite past and present musical styles by offering new composers a platform to showcase their compositions alongside the music of the Baroque era. As artistic and executive director of NVB, Ms. McIntosh has since self-produced twenty-five distinct programs, fundraised over $100,000, cultivated a board, commissioned and performed seventeen world premieres, collaborated in three opera productions, recorded and released an album of original works on the VIA label and given in over seventy-five performances in New York City, Connecticut, California, and the Netherlands.
For her most recent endeavor, this August (2017), Ms. McIntosh launched Coburn Music, a culmination of ten years experience and expertise, featuring six unique programs and an educational forum performed by New Vintage Baroque throughout the town of Truckee, CA. Her appealing programming style is proven enjoyable to a broad demographic, and her uncanny ability to collaborate with local organizations unites classical art and local business for a unified integration of performing arts and community. Coburn Music is committed to bringing the highest level of music making to the Truckee-Tahoe Basin which will, in turn, propel this thriving arts community to the forefront of the classical music world. .