TREFOILis a trio of modern minstrels long active in early music, with experience in such ensembles as Les Arts Florissants, Concert Royal, Early Music New York, Pomerium, Piffaro, Clarion Music Society, and My Lord Chamberlain's Consort. The trio debuted in New York and Philadelphia in 2000 with a program of 14th-century French ars subtilior song. The Philadelphia Inquirer tagged the group "a hearty trio of Medieval music specialists" and their performance as "an intricate, enigmatic vocal art."
Audiences experience a TREFOIL concert as "a window into the sounds and ideas of the Middle Ages."
TREFOIL's players delight audiences with their exquisite musicianship and the manner in which the trio shares its scholarship live in the course of the program.
TREFOIL has appeared in concerts and masterclasses at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters, Temple University, Duke University, Vassar, Smith, and Middlebury Colleges, West Chester University, Franklin and Marshall College, Boston College, the Vermont Millennium Arts Festival, the Museum Series of Providence, the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester NH, Miami Bach Festival, the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, the Connecticut, Amherst, Madison, and Washington Early Music Festivals, and the International Congress on Medieval Studies at the University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo. TREFOIL has performed in collaboration with the renaissance band Piffaro and the Newberry and Folger Consorts.