Musicians


John Ma

Violin/Viola/Viola d'amore

John Ma is a musician specialising in Early Music living in The Netherlands. As a flexible freelancer, he plays Violin, Viola and Viola d’amore in various styles and time periods from Western Art Music. He completed his Masters of Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music studying Baroque Violin and Viola with Anna McDonald, finished […]

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Chris Berensen

Harpsichord, Organ

Chris Berensen is a freelance performer of early keyboard instruments. He has worked intimately with baroque music since he was fifteen years old, at which age he had his own concerto grosso prepared and recorded by the British-based ensemble Florilegium as the result of a competition he had won. He received a University Postgraduate Award […]

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Anton Baba

Cello

Born in Perth, Australia, Anton Baba started his music studies on the cello at the age of 6. In conjunction with his cello studies, Anton also received invaluable musical experience as a member of the St George’s Cathedral Choir which he joined at the age of 7. It was here that he discovered a love for baroque […]

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Jorn Boysen

Harpsichord, Organ

Harpsichordist Jörn Boysen was born in Lübeck, Germany, in 1976. During his studies at the Musikhochschule Lübeck he founded the ensemble Musica Poetica which he lead from the harpsichord in numerous concerts in Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and on live radio broadcasts. Boysen studied with Tini Mathot and Ton Koopman at the Royal […]

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Earl Christy

Lute, Theorbo

Lute player Earl Christy was born in the United States. He studied with Edward Martin and Nigel North at Indiana University in Milan with Paul Beier begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting and in The Hague with Toyohiko Satoh at the Royal Conservatory, where he obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees. Earl Christy is mainly active in rediscovering long-neglected […]

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Erin Chen

Violin

Erin commenced her tertiary music studies at the University of Western Australia under Paul Wright, one of Australia’s leading violinists and baroque exponents. During this time she was finalist in the Vose Memorial Prize, awarded the Jean Rogerson Studentship, winner of the Fremantle Open Concerto Competition and winner of the Waveney Wansborough Prize. After completing […]

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Emily Dupere

Violin

Australian violinist Emily Dupere has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player throughout Europe, the USA and Australia. She has collaborated with artists such as Malcolm Bilson, Bart van Oort, Petra Somlai, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Shunske Sato, Jaap ter Linden, Sigiswald Kuijken, Maasaki Suzuki, Jos van Immerseel and Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Emily studied […]

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Jonathan den Herder

Cello

Jonathan den Herder is a versatile musician with a broad range of interest. After studying cello with Colin Carr and chamber music with the Emerson String Quartet, Jonathan has been working towards a degree in historical performance practice with Viola de Hoog. Some high points in his diverse carreer are world premiere performances and subsequent […]

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James Holland

Lute, Theorbo

James Holland was born in Sydney, Australia, and began his musical life with the electric bass guitar, later switching to the classical guitar in which he graduated with a Bachelor of Music with Honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2003. As a classical guitarist James was always interested in transcriptions of lute and […]

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Rie Kimura

Violin

Rie Kimura is a baroque violinist from Japan. She won the 2010 Premio Bonporti Baroque Violin Competition in Italy where she was also awarded the public prize. Her solo violin playing has been praised for it’s “strong personality imbued with expression and rhetoric,” (The Strad) while her outstanding skills as a chamber musician mean that […]

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Angelika Miklin

Cello

Angelika Miklin was born at Steyr (Austria). She studies modern Violoncello at the Brucknerkonservatorium Linz and later at the Mozarteum Salzburg, where she finishes her studies with both a Concert- and a Teaching Diploma in 2005. From 2005, she intensifies her engagement in the interpretation on historical instruments at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München […]

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Zdenka Prochazkova

Viola

Zdenka Prochazkova studied modern viola at Conservatorium in Brno (graduated 2007), Janacek’s Academy Brno and Utrecht’s Conservatory with Richard Wolf. Now she directs her studies at studying baroque viola with Antoinette Lohmann. She attended L´Académie Franco-tcheque de Musique de Telc in Vladimir Bukac’s class in 2006, 2007 and masterclass with Mikhail Zemtsov in Utrecht 2009. […]

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Michaela Riener

Soprano

The Austrian vocalist Michaela Riener began her musical training with piano and flute. She studied Musik- und Instrumentalmusikerziehung at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna and connect this study with distinction. In 2010 she joined the Masters course Early Music at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague away, where she studied with Jill […]

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Maria Sanchez Ramirez

Cello

Cellist María Sánchez Ramírez, born in Toledo, Spain, earned her master’s degree in cello and chamber music in 1999 Itziar Atutxa at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Jesús Guridi in Victoria. In the same year she began her studies baroque and modern cello in the class of Jaap ter Linden and Lucia Swarts at the […]

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Robert Smith

Cello, Viola da gamba

Robert Smith is an English baroque cellist and viola da gambist. In 2012 he won the Bach-Abel Viola da Gamba Competition in Köthen, taking the 1st Prize, Audience Prize and Special Prize. His performance of a heavy-metal transcription was especially noted. Robert’s ensemble, Fantasticus, has received wide critical acclaim for its recent recordings of stylus […]

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