Barocksolisten München

Ensemble Barocksolisten München Dorothea Seel

Dorothea Seel :: Transverse Flute

Dorothea Seel studied flute at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Professors Michael Martin Kofler and Irena Grafenauer, graduating with distinction. She then studied early music at Staatliche Musikhochschule Trossingen and privately with Lisa Beznosiuk.

She has performed with ensembles such as The English Concert, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, New London Consort, Hanover Band, London Baroque, London Classical Players and The King’s Consort. She has also worked with a number of German orchestras including Concerto Köln, the Ludwigsburg Festival Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra,  Kammerphilharmonie of Bremen, Munich Hofkapelle, Harmony of Nations and Concentus Musicus Vienna. She played with Musica Antiqua Köln until 2006.

Tours as a soloist have taken her to many countries in Europe including New York’s Lincoln Center, Texas, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand and Mexico. She has played under the baton of conductors including Simon Rattle, Roger Norrington, Trevor Pinnock, Charles Mackerras, Mark Elder, Rene Jacobs, Riccardo Muti, Thomas Hengelbrock and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

In 2005 Dorothea Seel established the Trio Petit Trianon for flute, cello and fortepiano and, in 2010, Barocksolisten München which has gone on to make several successful recordings and given far-reaching performances. 
In 2011 the Dorothea Seel founded the Cellini Wind Quintet, which specializes in music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries played on original instruments.

Dorothea Seel has given master classes in Historical Flutes and Performance Practice all over the world  - Southampton University UK, Trossingen State College of Music, Innsbruck Institute of Musicology, Vienna University of Music, Vienna Conservatory, Innsbruck and Klagenfurt conservatoires, Nanyang University of Fine Arts in Singapore, University of North Texas and Riga Conservatoire. In 2016 she ran a masterclass in Baroque & Classical flutes in Stams, Tyrolia with Barocksolisten München.

During 2016 she was appointed to teach 19th century flute and performance practice at the University Mozarteum Salzburg - Innsbruck.
She is currently preparing her doctoral thesis „ Discourse on the Sound Qualities of 19th Century Flutes“ for which she has received a two-year research fellowship from the Universtiy of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.

Andreas Helm :: Baroque Oboe, Recorder

was taught the recorder and oboe and trained in the theory of teaching musical instruments under Carin van Heereden at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz. After graduating in 1999 he went to Amsterdam where he took a three-year diploma in concert performance under Alfredo Bernardini. He plays the oboe and recorder with Capella Leopoldina, the Irish Baroque Orchestra, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the Munich Baroque Soloists, the Munich Hofkapelle (Court Orchestra), the Cordia Ensemble and Concerto Köln (Cologne); in addition, he is a founding member of two ensembles – Rossi Piceno and Schikaneders Jugend (Schickaneder’s Youth). Helm was invited to play as first oboe and recorder soloist with the European Union Baroque Orchestra for seasons 2001 and 2002/3, and in 2004 he co-founded the ensemble Barucco with the conductor Heinz Ferlesch.
Helm has won prizes at many competitions, both for chamber music and solo work (e.g. Gradus ad Par- nassum and Premio Bonporti). He has given concerts all over Europe and also travelled to China, Japan, Mexico, Singapore and South Africa. He has made recordings for cpo, Sony, harmonia mundi, Capriccio, Cavalli, ORF, Carus, etc.
Helm ist currently Professor of historic oboes at the private university Konservatorium Wien (Vien- na) and also lectures on the baroque oboe at the Music University in Graz. In addition he teaches the baroque oboe, recorder and chamber music at the Aestas Musica Summer School of Baroque Music in Varaždin of which he himself has been director since 2012. Andreas is professor for baroque oboe at Conservatoire  in Vienna and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

Katrin Lazar :: Baroque Bassoon, Recorder

Katrin Lazar studied recorder and baroque bassoon at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt am Main with Prof. Michael Schneider and Christian Beuse. In 2004/2005 Katrin was awarded a DAAD scholarship to study both instruments at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag. There she studied with Peter van Heyghen and Donna Agrell.
Currently she lives in Munich, Germany, and works as a freelance artist, performing regularly with various baroque ensembles. These include the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Cantus Cölln, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, Hofkapelle München, Elbipolis, Les Passions de l`Ame and the Barocksolisten München of which she is a founding member.
Renowned conductors with whom she has worked include René Jacobs, Ton Koopman, Trevor Pinnock, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Thomas Hengelbrock, Konrad Junghänel, Michael Schneider, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Andreas Spering, Alfredo Bernardini, Marcus Creed, and Ivor Bolton. She has toured extensively all over Europe, Japan, South Korea, Brazil and Mexico.
Katrin Lazar can regularly be heard in radio broadcasts and recording projects.
From April 2013 on she holds the teaching post for historical bassoon at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen.
Since 2016 she also holds a teaching post for historical bassoon at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.

Shunske Sato :: Baroque Violin

Born in Tokyo in 1984, Shunske Sato actively concertizes on both modern and baroque violin, and is one of the most acclaimed and versatile musicians of his generation.
Shunske began the violin at the age of two.  Immigrating to America with his parents two years later, he studied with Chin Kim before coming under the tutelage of Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School of New York.  In 2003, Shunske moved to Paris to pursue his modern violin studies with Gérard Poulet, and has been living in Munich since 2009 to study baroque violin under Mary Utiger at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.
As a baroque violinist, Shunske servers as concertmaster of both Concerto Köln and the Netherlands Bach Society, and has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra Libera Classica in Japan, Berliner Lautten Compagney, and in 2011 gave the first performance in recent times of Paganini’s second violin concerto on historical instruments with the Academy of Ancient Music.  Chamber music plays a regular role in Shunske’s activities, with partners such as Christine Schornsheim, Hidemi Suzuki and Richard Egarr.
On the modern violin, Shunske has appeared as soloist with all the major orchestras in Japan, as well as with leading European orchestras including the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bavarian Radio Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia.  Since his American debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of 10, he has performed with renowned American orchestras such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Shunske gained further recognition as a baroque violinist after winning second prize as well as the audience prize at the 17th International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition Leipzig in 2010.  He is also the recipient of the awards such as the Idemitsu Award (a distinction awarded to prominent, internationally active Japanese musicians) and the S & R Washington Award.
Shunske has a wide-ranging discography including of Eugène Ysaÿe's Six Sonatas for solo violin, Edvard Grieg’s complete sonatas for violin and piano – which was awarded the Grand Prize by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan – and, most recently, Telemann’s 12 Fantasias for solo violin.  In addition, Shunske is the first violinist ever to record Niccolò Paganini’s Twenty-Four Caprices for solo violin (Universal Classics Japan label. 2009) from the perspective of historically informed performance practice, using gut strings and a historical bow.

Elisabeth Wiesbauer :: Baroque Violin

wurde 1977 in Oberösterreich geboren. Sie studierte an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien Violine bei Jussuf Karajev, weiters Musikerziehung und Instrumentalpädagogik. 2002 Abschluss mit Auszeichnung und Überreichung des Würdigungspreises des Bundesministeriums für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur. In der folgenden Zeit Spezialisierung auf dem Gebiet der historischen Aufführungspraxis, Konzertfachstudium Barockgeige an der Privatuniversität Konservatorium der Stadt Wien bei Ulli Engel. Künstlerisches Masterdiplom mit Auszeichnung 2008. Meisterkurse bei Gottfried von der Goltz, John Holloway, Michi Gaigg, Gunar Letzbor und Erich Höbarth. Als Konzertmeisterin, Kammermusikerin und Orchestermitglied konzertiert sie mit zahlreichen Klangkörpern im In- und Ausland (u.a. Capella Leopoldina Graz, L´Orfeo Barockorchester, Triphonis, Wiener Akademie, barucco, Accentus Austria, Il Concerto Viennese) und arbeitet mit Dirigenten wie Martin Haselböck, Andreas Spering und Trevor Pinnock. Mit dem Kammermusikensemble saitsiing wurde sie für die CD „Appassionata“ 2005 mit dem Ö1-Pasticcio-Preis ausgezeichnet.

Raquel Massadas :: Baroque Viola

Raquel Massadas was born in Portugal and began her musical studies at the Conservatório de Música de Aveiro. She received her music degree at the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra in Lisbon, continuing her studies at the Northwestern University in Chicago, and then in London with Itzhak Rashkovsky and Simon Rowland-Jones at the Royal College of Music.
After her journey as a professional violist, from Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra to Orquestra Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Raquel began her baroque studies with Richard Gwilt and Enrico Onofri and later with Elizabeth Wallfisch.
She was a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen.
Currently based in Berlin, she has been performing widely around the world with some of the leading early music ensembles and orchestras such as Concerto Köln, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the Freiburger Barock Orchester.
Raquel is a member of The Wallfisch Band, Barocksolisten München, Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música and Dresdner Festspielorchester.

Robin Michael :: Baroque Cello

Born in 1976, Robin Michael studied at the the Royal Academy of Music with David Strange and Colin Carr and subsequently with Truls Mork, Steven Isserlis and Ferenc Rados. Robin is principal cello of the Orchestra
Revolutionnaire et Romantique and English Baroque Soloists and regular guest principal of the Scottish
Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, English National Opera, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Les Siecles and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Recent premiers include Joe Cutler's cello concerto, the U.K premier of Steve Reich's Cello Counterpoint as well as concertos by Roxburgh and Finnissy. Robin will premiere a new concerto by Philip Cashian with the
Trondheim soloists in the 12 / 13 season. Recent concert highlights include touring South Africa with both Haydn concertos, complete Bach and Britten suite cycles at Wilton's Hall and King's Place London, Beethoven sonata cycles in London, Oxford, Paris and Brussels and the Korean premiere of Harvey's Advaya for cello and electronics. Recent festival appearances include Regello (Italy), Ochrid (Macedonia), Musica Contemporania (Buenos Aires), Spier (South Africa), Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, St Magnus, Huddersfield Festivals and Library of Congress (Washington).
Robin is the cellist in the Fidelio trio with whom he has toured Europe, Asia and South Africa. They have premiered trios by Sciarrino, Nyman, Rolf Hind, Takemitsu and Volans. They recently gave a critically acclaimed Wigmore Hall debut and made their US debut in New York and Washington in the
2010/11 season. Robin also regularly appears with chamber groups such as the Dante Quartet, Eroica Quartet, Gemini and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
Recordings include the Cutler Concerto with the BBC Concert Orchestra (NMC records), Ginastera complete cello works (Lorelt), 'From Vienna'- Trios by Schoenberg, Korngold, Zemlinsky (NAXOS) and the first recording of the original version of the Mendelssohn Octet on period instruments. Forthcoming recordings include Philip Cashian's new concerto on NMC records. Robin plays on a cello made for him by the young German luthier Stephan von Baehr, 2010 and a baroque cello by Matthew Furber, London 1750.

Christine Sticher :: Double Bass, Violone

Christine Sticher was born in Germany in a small town with a vivid musical scene. She studied double bass and violone at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and at the equally renowned Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Christine has performed a broad opera and symphonic repertoire with many modern orchestras as well as performing the big romantic repertoire on gut strings with the likes of Simon Rattle and Vladimir Jurowski. However, sought  after for her stylish continuo and ensemble playing, Christine enjoys the majority of her career freelancing with the most high profile baroque ensembles throughout Europe.

Anne Marie Dragosits :: Harpsichord

Anne Marie Dragosits studied harpsichord with Wolfgang Glüxam at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna and with Ton Koopman and Tini Mathot at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague. She has also taken master classes in basso continuo from Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Jesper Christensen.

She regularly performs as a soloist and a continuo player throughout Europe, playing with chamber music formations such as vivante, les sentimens, musica alchemica, Barocksolisten München or l’Arcadia, as well as with orchestras such as barucco, l´Orfeo Barockorchester, Marini Consort Innsbruck and Camerata Salzburg.

With vivante she was awarded first prize at the Schmelzer competition in Melk in 2005; since that time, the ensemble has performed at major European festivals such as the Resonanzen at Vienna’s Konzerthaus, the Festival van Vlaanderen in Bruges, the Residenzwoche München, Rheinvokal, Itinéraire Baroque or at the Villa I Tatti in Florence. In 2014 vivante was invited e.g. for the Utrecht Festival or at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, vivante’s 2015 began with a Kapsperger-concert at the Resonanzen.
In June 2017 vivante & concerto delle dame opened the new temporary exhibition at the castle of Gesualdo / Avellino, which presents copies of instruments owned by Carlo Gesualdo, Principe di Venosa – as reconstructed after an inventory found in the Archivio segreto Vaticano.

Anne Marie Dragosits appears on numerous recordings; her first solo cd with Italian harpsichord music from the seventeenth century was recorded on the original Giusti from 1681 in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg in November 2010, the Cd was issued in July 2013. In September 2015 she recorded Froberger on an original Girolamo de Zenti (1653) in England, “avec discretion” was issued in February 2017 with Divox.

In addition to her performances,  she has been lecturing at the Kunstuniversität Graz, the Privatuniversität Konservatorium Wien, and the Mozarteum Salzburg.
Since October 2016 she is professor for harpsichord at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz.

She is regularly invited to teach master classes, such as at the Festival Trigonale / Kärnten (since 2010), Aestas musica in Varazdin (since 2012), the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid (2008), the Conservatoire National Régional de Paris (2007), the Music Academies in Belgrade (2009 and 2014) or in Warzaw (2013). As an accompanist, she appeared at masterclasses and competitions such as the Festwochen der Alten Musik Innsbruck, the Internationale Tage für Alte Musik Weinberg, the Akademie für Alte Musik Bruneck, the Internationaler Wettbewerb für Alte Musik in Brunnenthal or at the Mozarteum Salzburg.

In December 2012 Anne Marie Dragosits finished her artistic PhD on Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger and his vocal music in the programme docARTES in Belgium / Holland. A revised version of the biographical part of the thesis with lots of additional new information is to be expected as a book in 2018. 

She plays a double manual Franco-Flemish harpsichord after Ruckers by Titus Crijnen, Amsterdam 2000 and an Italian harpsichord built after instruments from the seventeenth century by Gianfranco Facchini, Ravenna 2007.