Raffael Scheck comes from Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) and is Gibson Professor of modern European history at Colby College, where he has taught since 1994 and published many books and articles. Before becoming a historian, he studied cello for several semesters with Claude Starck at the conservatory of Zürich (Switzerland). He has more recently specialized in baroque cello and performed with baroque groups in Maine, including the Colby Collegium and Music’s Quill. With theorbo player Timothy Burris, Scheck is member of the ensemble ScheckMate, which performs baroque music on period cello and theorbo as well as more recent music for modern cello and guitar. Scheck has contributed to the Portland Early Music Festival and plays in the Colby Symphony Orchestra.

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