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Who: Mara Tieles            


Nationality: Cuba


Instrument: Viola


Competitions: First Absolute Prize of Cittá di Barletta, First Prize Rome Strings International Contest


Education: Codarts Conservatory (BA), Maastricht Conservatory (MA)


Tours: Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East 


Festivals: Grachten Festival (NL), The North Sea Jazz Festival (NL), Holland Festival (NL), Instrumenta Oaxaca Music Festival (Mex) and Savolinna Chamber Music Festival (FIN)


Collaborations & Recordings: Principal viola player of the European Union Baroque Orchestra working together with musicians such as Maggie Faultless, Lars Ulrik Mortenssen and Alfredo Bernardini.

Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands.

Cinematic Orchestra, Snarky Puppy, Cuareim Quartet, Mondriaan Quartet, Heiner Goebels, The Orchestra of The Eighteenth Century under the direction of Frans Bruggen.

Who: Juan Diaz


Nationality: Spain


Instrument: Bass, Violone


Education:  Amsterdam Conservatory (MA) 

Lucerne Festival Academy


Tours: Europe


Festivals: ManiFeste in Paris and Castellón Festival Orchestra (founded by Lorin Maezel)

Lucerne Festival Ensemble



Collaborations & Recordings: European Union Baroque Orchestra under Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Maggie Faultless, Alfredo Bernardini and Bojan Cicic. 

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE)

Bremer Barockorchester, Collegium Musicum Den Haag, Florilegium Musicum and Nieuw Utrecht Philharmonie. 

Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands.

Pierre Boulez, Matthias Pintscher, David Robertson, Wolfgang Rhim, Pablo Heras-Casado, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Péter Eötvös, JACK.

Castleton Festival Orchestra founded by Lorin Maezel, with Rafael Payare, Alisa Weilerstein and Stefan Arzberger, the Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen, Oviedo Filarmonia under Friedrich Haider

Who: Konstanze Waidosch 

Nationality: Germany

Instrument: Cello, Cello Piccolo, Viola da Gamba

Education: Hochschule für Künste Bremen (BA) 

Amsterdam Conservatory (MA)

Tours: Europe

Festivals: Styriarte Festival in Graz

Collaborations & Recordings: Rachel Podger, Dorothe Oberlinger, Ensemble les Enchantans, Eroica Berlin, Orchetser in Treppenhaus and recorded with Ensemble Dolci Canti and Ensemble EST


Who: Alba Encinas

Nationality: Spain

Instrument: Violin, Viola d’Amore

Education: Amsterdam Conservatory (BA)

Tours: Europe

Festivals: Bach en Combrailles, Seviqc Brezice, Utrecht Oude Muziek, Festival de Peñiscola, and Ambronay Festival

Collaborations & Recordings: European Union Baroque Orchestra. Classical orchestras with conductors such as Lutz Kohler, Pablo González and Jaime Martin but she is currently more active in the early music scene. She has played with Les Inventions, Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands, Ambronay, Amsterdam Corelli Collective and Holland Baroque Society among others and worked with conductors such as Philippe Herreweghe, Patrick Ayrton, Alessandro Moccia, Hidemi Suzuki and Sigiswald Kuijken


Who: Bernhard Reichels            

Nationality: Austrian

Instrument: Lute, theorbo

Competitions: Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation in 2015 and the Summer School Dartington in 2017.

Education: Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt with Prof. Thomas Müller- Pering, received his first lute

lessons from Björn Colell and studied with Prof. Joachim Held at the Akademie für Alte Musik, Bremen.

During his studies, Bernhard Reichel attended numerous master classes f.e. with Paul O’Dette, Hopkinson Smith, William Carter and Luca Pianca. 

Tours: as a soloist and chamber musician in whole Europe, as well as in numerous radio, TV and CD recordings and with ensembles like

Collaborations & Recordings: Cantus Thuringia, Lux Musicae London, the Ensemble strumentale FIMA çunder Alfredo Bernardini and Rinaldo Alessandrini, Svapinga Consort and the Telemannische Collegium Michaelstein

Bernhard is founding member of the Ensemble Urstrom and especially enjoys performing in Duos with f.e. Anna Markova, Mirjam- Luise Münzel and Claudius Kamp, with whom he recorder his Debut CD for the Label Aurea Vox.

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