flute & artistic direction
`It is a lesson, how one can create an entire universe of emotions during 20 minutes.` (Pizzicato 2017)
German flutist Dorothea Seel was born in Speyer and is now living in Innsbruck, Austria, where she is teaching at the Mozarteum Salzburg / Innsbruck. She played with orchestras such as The English Concert, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Concerto Köln, Musica Antiqua, the Münchner Kammerorchester and Concentus Wien in Austria. Over the last 5 years, she has published eleven CDs, most recently her new solo CD `Fascination Opera` with the label Hänssler Classic. In 2017 Dorothea received her doctorate in artistic research. Her publication "Der Diskurs um den Klang der Flöte im 19. Jahrhundert" was awarded with the Award of Excellence of the Austrian Ministry.
Andreas Helm oboe
Andreas Helm’s origins are in Lower Austria. He is teaching historical oboe instruments at the Privatuniversität Musik und Kunst der Stadt Wien. He is a founding member of the Rossi Piceno Baroque Ensemble, the ensemble Schikaneders Jugend, and the Orchestra Barucco.
As a chamber musician and soloist, he won several awards at competitions (amongst others: Gradus as Parnassum and Premio Bonporti). He toured many European countries and also appeared in countries as China, Japan, Mexico, Singapore and South Africa.
He recorded wth CPO, harmonia mundi, Capriccio, Cavalli, ORF, Carus and others.
Elisabeth Wiesbauer violin
Elisabeth Wiesbauer - Violin
The Austrian violinist was awarded the honorary prize of the Austrian Minister of Education, Science and Culture for her outstanding artistic performance. She is second violin principal and also associate concertmaster with the orchestras barucco and Capella Leopoldina Graz, and principal second violin with the orchestra Wiener Akademie, directed by Martin Haselböck. Since 2009 she is a member of L’Orfeo Barockorchester Linz.
Elisabeth is very much sought-after soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician by many early-music ensembles to perform at international festivals and touring the world. She is teaching baroque violin at the Privatuniversität Linz.
Robin Michael cello
Scottish-born Robin Michael is currently living in London and Paris. He is principal cellist with Orchestra Romantique et Révolutionnaire and English Baroque Soloists, and guest principal with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, English National Opera, Irish Chamber Orchestra and Australian Chamber Orchestra. He is the cellist of the Fidelio trio, with whom he toured Europe, Asia and South Africa. He has recently premiered Joe Cutler’s Cello Concerto, the UK premiere of Steve Reich’s Cello Counterpoint as well as the concertos of Roxburgh and Finnisy. Robin plays on an instrument by the German luthier Stephan Bähr, that was built for him especially in 2010, and he also plays a baroque cello by Thomas Smith, 1750.
Anne Marie Dragosits harpsichord
‘…es una clavecinista excepcional… Aúna tècnica y lyrismo como pocos son capàces’ (Scherzo 2017)
The Tyrolean harpsichordist is living in Vienna and is a professor for harpsichord at Bruckner University Linz and Conservatoire de musique de Genève. As a sought-after soloist and passionate continuo player, she is traveling the world with groups like Vivante, barucco, MUSIca ALcheMIca, L’Arcadia or L’Orfeo Barockorchester Linz. In 2012, she completed her artistic doctoral studies on G.G. Kapsberger in the docArtes program. Her special interests are both music of the 17th century and the examination of historical harpsichords, as can be heard on several solo CDs.
Klaus Dengg horn
Concert specialization and IGP studies in the main subject of horn at the Tyrolean State Conservatory, (graduated with honors in 2002), as well as at the Mozarteum Salzburg. I participated in masterclasses with renowned professors, including W. Gaag, E. Penzel, H. Baumann, P. Damm, R. Vlatkovic, J. Hinterholzer, and many others.
I have performed concerts with various orchestras and ensembles, including the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck, Ensemble Windkraft, Innstrumenti, Festspiele Erl, recreation Graz, Philharmonie Salzburg, and more.
I have also played the natural horn in various orchestras and ensembles, such as Academia Jacobus Stainer, La Banda, Modern Times 1800, Concerto Stella Matutina, Barocksolisten München, Salzburger Hofmusik, Il Pomo d'Oro, among others.
Since 2002, I have been working full-time as a horn teacher at the Tyrolean Music School.
Shunske Sato violin & leader
Shunske was born in Tokyo, grew up in the US, and now calls The Netherlands home. He is a concert master at Concerto Köln and De Nederlandse Bachvereniging, and teaches baroque violin at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In 2010, Shunske was the award winner at the 17th International Bach Competition in Leipzig. He has recorded a large number of CDs , among which the recording of the violin sonatas by Edvard Grieg won him the Grand Prize in Japan. In 2009, Shunske was the first violinist to record Niccolò Paganini’s Caprices for Violin Solo in a ‘historically informed’ way – on gut strings and with historical bow.
His latest CD features the 12 Fantasies for Violin Solo by Telemann.
Katrin Lazar, born in London, UK, and raised in Munich as the daughter of German-American parents, completed her studies in recorder and historical bassoon at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main and at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, where she deepened her studies in historical performance practice as a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship recipient.
In 2004, she served as the bassoonist for the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO). Since then, she has embarked on concert tours as a sought-after orchestra and chamber musician, as well as a soloist, throughout Europe, the USA, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Numerous recordings showcase her musical versatility.
Katrin is a permanent ensemble member of The English Concert, the Hofkapelle München, and the Barocksolisten München. She also collaborates regularly with many other leading early music ensembles, including the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Bachakademie Stuttgart, the Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble, Capella Augustina, the Czech ensemble Collegium 1704, and the Italian orchestra Il Pomo d'Oro.
Her teaching career as a university lecturer in historical bassoon began at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen (2013-2018), followed by teaching positions at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt and, since 2022, at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (MUK). Since 2016, she has been teaching at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.
Raquel Massadas was born in Portugal where she started her music lessons at the age of 4. She studied at the Conservatório de Música de Aveiro and Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra in Lisbon, continuing at the Northwestern University in Chicago, and then in London with Itzhak Rashkovsky and Simon Rowland-Jones at the Royal College of Music. She is the principal viola of B`Rock Orchestra, Deutshe Händel-Solisten, Real Câmara-Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Bonne Corde, Barocksolisten München and a member of Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música and Dresdner Festspielorchester. Raquel plays with various ensembles as principal viola particulary with Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart and Vox Luminis. She has recorded the Ferdinand Ries Quintets with the Schuppanzigh Quartet. Barockorchest Barockorcheste
Christine Sticher doublebass
The native of Saarland, Germany, studied in Salzburg and The Hague. Currently, she primarily assumes responsibility for the low register at the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in London, Dunedin Consort in Edinburgh, and the Gæchinger Cantorey in Stuttgart. She enjoys an excellent reputation as a continuo player on double bass or violone, as well as for her stylistic performance in Classical and Romantic music on historical instruments, and is invited for guest engagements throughout Europe.
Christine has been a member of the Barocksolisten München since its founding by Dorothea Seel in 2013.
Christoph Gapp horn
Christoph Gapp, born in 1970 in Hall in Tirol, Austria, studied music education and instrumental music education at the Innsbruck branch of the Mozarteum, as well as several semesters of concert horn at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In addition to his teaching activities, he performs with various ensembles. Apart from performing "Early Music" on historical natural horns and the classical-romantic horn repertoire, he also participates in numerous contemporary music productions and is a member of the TENM (Tyrolean Ensemble for New Music).