Alisa Rata Stutzbach performs baroque and classical viola as a soloist and chamber musician with period instrument ensembles throughout the U.S. She has performed and recorded music of the French Baroque with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Barthold Kuijken (All Hail the Sun King), has been featured as a soloist performing all six of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos on numerous occasions with the Dallas Bach Society, and has also performed with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, among others. In the San Francisco Bay area, she has performed with Archetti Baroque String Ensemble, Jubilate Baroque Orchestra, and Albany Consort, and she is a founding member of the Silicon Valley-based Virtu Ensemble. After receiving a bachelor’s of music in viola performance from Southern Methodist University, Alisa received two master’s degrees in historical musicology and library science from Indiana University in Bloomington. During those studies, she became passionate about performing on period instruments. She studied baroque and classical viola with Stanley Ritchie and received coachings from other renowned faculty members of the Jacobs School of Music as a frequent chamber musician and performer in the Early Music Institute and Bloomington Early Music Festival.