Michael Wersin

Michael Wersin

Michael Wersin, born in 1966 in Bielefeld, studied singing, choral conducting, aural training and musicology. He is artistic director of the music festival "Alte Musik St.Gallen" (AMSG), runs a "Gregorian Chant Practice and Coordination Centre" in the St. Gallen monastery district, is responsible for a baroque concert series at St. Gallen Cathedral and teaches at the "Diözesanische Kirchenmusikschule" in St. Gallen and at the [...]

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Carsten Lorenz

Carsten Lorenz

After studying harpsichord with Harald Hoeren in Frankfurt/Main and with Siebe Henstra in Utrecht (soloist examination in 1994), Carsten Lorenz specialised in baroque basso continuo playing with Jesper B. Christensen in Lyon and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. He was Professor of Harpsichord at the Vorarlberg State Conservatory in Feldkirch in 1998/99 and has been teaching harpsichord and harpsichord since 1997.

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Maria Ferre

Maria Ferré

The Catalan lutenist and guitarist Maria Ferré graduated in studies of the classical guitar at the Conservatori Superior del Liceu de Barcelona (Spain). She then became increasingly interested in the performance practice on historical instruments and began to continue her studies for lute and other historical plucked instrument with Rolf Lislevand at the Musikhochschule Trossingen

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Simon Linne

Simon Linné

Simon Linné spent his childhood in a musical home in the countryside near Stockholm (Sweden), where he was influenced by both heavy metal and classical music. To this day, nature is an inexhaustible source of inspiration, creativity and awe for him. Although the guitar was his first instrument, a

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Swantje Hoffmann

Swantje Hoffmann (violin) studied with Prof. Walter Forchert (Frankfurt am Main) and Prof. Nora Chastain (Lübeck, postgraduate course for soloists) as well as baroque violin with Prof. Petra Müllejans (Frankfurt, postgraduate course for early music). In addition to intensive chamber music activities with her piano trio ("Trio Sveg") and solo performances, she is a member of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the Marini Consort Innsbruck (late renaissance and early baroque music). In 2003 she was the winner of the

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Christoph Riedo

Christoph Riedo

Born in Fribourg/Switzerland, Christoph Riedo studied baroque violin in Basel, Geneva and Milan and received particular inspiration from the following teachers: David Plantier, Odile Edouard, Enrico Gatti and Stefano Montanari. Since graduating from the Civica Scuola di Milano, he has been active as a baroque violinist and violist in numerous early music ensembles, including A Corte Musical

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Cosimo Stawiarski

Cosimo Stawiarski

Cosimo Stawiarski, born in Italy in 1974, studied baroque violin with Chiara Banchini at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and with Lucy van Dael at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam as well as musicology at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. He specialises in the research and performance of North and Central German music of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Cosimo Stawiarski is a permanent member of

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Laura Frey

Laura Frey

Laura Frey studied viola da gamba at the State University of Music Freiburg i. Br. with Ekkehard Weber and graduated first with a pedagogical and then an artistic qualification. She has performed extensively in many European countries and at international festivals (e.g. Rheingau Music Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, Hohenloher Kultursommer, Händelfestspiele Göttingen etc.). She has also performed at

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Evelyn Laib

Evelyn Laib

Evelyn Laib first learnt the harpsichord with Alfred Gross in Reutlingen before studying harpsichord and basso continuo in Stuttgart with Jon Laukvik, in Munich with Lars Ulrik Mortensen, in Cologne with Ketil Haugsand and at the Schola Cantorum Basel with Jesper Christensen and Andrea Marcon. She has won prizes at international chamber music competitions (York, The Hague, Neuburg a.d.

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Andrea C. Baur

Andrea Cordula Baur

Andrea Cordula Baur studied lute and recorder at the Würzburg University of Music and at the Institute for Early Music in Trossingen. The lutenist performs throughout Europe in concerts and opera productions as a soloist and accompanist. She plays with various chamber music ensembles and baroque orchestras, including Ensemble Chameleon, Ensemble Schirokko and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. She has appeared on numerous radio and CD recordings.

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