Dr. Pyle and his wife Catherine Bull are founding members of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and have performed with them throughout the group’s existence. Dr. Pyle served as Resident Director for several years when an Artistic Director was not working with us.
Dr. Pyle has appeared as organ-soloist with Georgia’s Albany Symphony Orchestra, playing Poulenc’s Organ Concerto and the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony; has performed as harpsichord-soloist with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra performing all of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos; and with Orchestra Atlanta in Roswell. His CD The Maiden’s Songe: Virginal Music on the Lautenwerk was released in 1998 on the Gasparo label.
As a chamber-musician, Dr. Pyle has played with the ensemble Harmonie Universelle in Paris, Amsterdam, the Utrecht Early Music Festival, London’s St. Martin-in-the-Fields and other venues, and throughout the American Southeast and Mid-West, including the 1992 Piccolo Spoleto Festival and the Boston Early Music Festival. Their American performances have been heard many times on NPR’s Performance Today.
He studied organ and harpsichord at the University of Alabama and the Eastman School of Music, and in Amsterdam with Gustav Leonhardt and Hans van Nieuwkoop, and at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in the class of Kenneth Gilbert. Since returning to this country, he has also taught at the University of Kansas and at Louisiana State University.