Geoffrey Burgess is active as both musicologist and performer on Baroque oboe. His research focuses on the history of the oboe and French Baroque opera for which he developed a particular affinity through a twenty-years with the French company Les Arts Florissants. Recent publications include Well-Tempered Woodwinds: Friedrich von Huene and the Making of Early Music in a New World (Indiana Univ. Press, 2015), and The Pathetick Musician: Moving an Audience in the Age of Eloquence (Oxford Univ. Press, 2016) based on writings of the late Bruce Haynes. Dr. Burgess lives in Philadelphia and teaches at the Eastman School of Music. He is currently preparing a historical novel with the provisional title The Thorn of the Honey Locust based on the life of a musician who worked with J.S. Bach.