Both Virginia Nanzetta Moore and Peggy Lacey Craig hold Master of Music degrees and are well-known free-lance artists in the Washington, D.C. area. They are both solo performing members of the prestigious Friday Morning Music Club. BAROQUE ARTISTS have performed at the White House, the French, British and Portuguese Embassies, Strathmore Hall, Mt. Vernon, Woodlawn Plantation and other historic locations. They began concert work together in 2002 and have won critical acclaim for their performances.
VIRGINIA NANZETTA has appeared widely as soloist, orchestral flutist, and chamber music player. A founding member of the Kapelle Woodwind Trio, which was awarded many grants, she performed in New York’s Weill Recital Hall. She recorded the flute music of Alec Wilder and assisted in editing it for publication. She is the flutist for Haskell Small’s CD and, paired with violinist Sidney Harth, performed Small’s duo Phoenix in Carnegie Hall on March 8, 1990. As a member of the chamber group, Camerata Quatro, she has given concerts at the Round House Theater, Phillips collection, Strathmore Hall, and on Public Radio. From 1989-1992 she appeared with John Marlow in the Nanzetta &Marlow Flute & Guitar Duo and the Licha Trio. She holds degrees in flute performance from Converse College (B. Mus.) and the University of Illinois (M.M.) and has participated in workshops and master classes taught by such recognized teachers as Samuel Baron, Trevor Wye, Geoffrey Gilbert, Carol Wincence, and Robert Dick. She performed and recorded with American Camerata for New Music, receiving two Grammy nominations ( first round), one for best chamber music and one for best soloist with small orchestra. Presently, she is principal flutist with Maryland Band Directors’ Band and teaches flute privately and at The Washington Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing with Baroque Artists and Designer Sounds Ensemble, she is also a member of the National Flute Association, the Maryland and National Music Teachers’ Associations, and is a solo performing member of the Friday Morning Music Club in Washington, DC.
PEGGY LACEY CRAIG holds a B. Mus. degree from the University of Maryland and a M.M. degree from Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Shirley Mathews. She also pursued post-graduate studies at the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio where she studied harpsichord and fortepiano with Penelope Crawford and additional harpsichord study with Ed Smith in New York. Ms. Craig has taught harpsichord at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA and has appeared as a soloist on the Coolfont Recital Series in Berkeley Springs, WV; Bedford Springs Festival for the Arts in PA; and on the Dumbarton Recital Series in Georgetown and at Catholic University in Washington, DC. With Music Festiva, she has performed at Bruton Parish in Williamsburg. Ms. Craig has also performed with many chamber ensembles in the Washington, DC area., including the Bach Sinfonia, the Baroque Chamber Duo, Baroque Artists, Hesperus, the Mid-Atlantic Chamber Orchestra and the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the UM Chamber Chorus in Germany. Among her credits are performances at the White House, the French, British & Portuguese Embassies, Woodlawn Plantation, and many other historic locations. She has served as Music Director/Harpsichordist with Opera Americana and as Music Director/Organist at a number of churches in the greater Washington, DC area. Ms. Craig is a founding member of several period-instrument ensembles and has served as accompanist for Robert Craig, Rebecca Littig, Leneida Crawford, and Angela Powell. Ms. Craig owns two historical replica harpsichords (one 17th-c. French double-manual and one Flemish transposing single) and several portable keyboards, including a Roland C-30 digital harpsichord/fortepiano/organ which features five historical tunings and the use of either modern or Baroque pitch.
Together, they have performed for numerous concerts in the greater Washington, D.C. area (including a Valentine’s recital), weddings in the Tri-state area as well as Tennessee & Pennsylvania, receptions, parties, Embassy soirées, Congressional galas, Christenings, children’s gatherings, educational presentations, senior residence programs, memorial services, antiques fairs, church services and anniversary/birthday/rehearsal dinners.