Marika Holmqvist, a native of Finland, currently serves as concertmaster and Artistic Co-Director of Cambridge Concentus, concertmaster of Buxtehude Consort in Philadelphia, co-concertmaster of Sinfonia New York, and Aradia in Toronto. She has toured extensively throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia performing under conductors such as Joshua Rifkin, Ton Koopman and Richard Egarr, and can be heard on several CD labels including Naxos, Ex Cathedra and Brilliant Classics.  Marika has taught baroque string playing techniques at Rutgers University, and was recently asked to lead and coach two student baroque opera productions at Harvard University and Cornell University. She holds two masters’ degrees (Baroque Performance Practice and Baroque Violin Pedagogy) from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands.