musica intima is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Artistic Manager, Jacob Gramit.
(Jacob, far left, singing in musica intima's 2019 concert, amore/dolore - photo by Jan Gates)
Having served for the past two seasons as General Manager, Jacob maintains continuity in the office and brings with him a proven record of passion for the ensemble's shared artistic vision. Having sung with the ensemble from 2012 - 2015, Jacob is well versed in the collaborative process, and brings extensive musical training with him from his time studying at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Netherlands. Despite the challenges of art in the time of COVID-19, Jacob is excited to help this Canadian institution continue into a new chapter!
Caitlin Beaupré, ensemble and Troy Topnik, board hiring committee co-chairs
Originally from Edmonton, baritone Jacob Gramit has recently come back to Vancouver from the Netherlands, where he completed a Master of Music in Early Music Singing. While in the Netherlands, he studied with Pascal Bertin, Peter Kooij, Michael Chance, Dorothee Mields, Robin Blaze, and Lenie van den Heuvel. Highlights of his time abroad included projects with Charles Toet, Mike Fentross, Kathryn Cok, a tour of Bach’s B Minor Mass (with performances in America and the Netherlands) under Ton Koopman, and both preparing the edition and performing in Michael Chance’s production of Cavalli’s Giasone.
After graduating from the University of British Columbia (BMus, 2012), Jacob sang for three seasons with musica intima, as well singing as a section leader in the Christ Church Cathedral Choir, where he is currently the artistic director of the Summer Festival of Sacred Music. As a chorister, he has performed with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra under Alexander Weimann on several occasions, with Capella Amsterdam and Holland Baroque, and was selected to participate in a performance of Spem in Alium with the Tallis Scholars (under Peter Philips), presented by Carnegie Hall.