Barocksolisten München

Ensemble Barocksolisten München Dorothea Seel

Dorothea Seel :: Traverso

Dorothea Seel studied concert flute at the Mozarteum Salzburg and graduated with distinction. She also holds a diploma for early music studies from the Staatl. Hochschule für Musik Trossingen.
She regularly plays with The English Concert, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The New London Consort, Hanover Band, London Baroque and London Classical Players and The Kings Consort. Since 2001 she has also been performing with German orchestras such as Concerto Köln, Ludwigsburger Festspielorchester, Münchner Kammerorchester, Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Hofkapelle München, Harmony of Nations, and Concentus Musicus Wien. She also played with Musica Antiqua Köln until their separation in 2006.
She has toured the world as a soloist in concert, performing in much of Europe as well as New York (Lincoln Center), Japan, Texas, Singapore, New Zeeland and Mexico. She has performed under conductors such as Simon Rattle, Roger Norrington, Trevor Pinnock, Charles Mackerras, Mark Elder, Rene Jacobs, Riccardo Muti, Thomas Hengelbrock, Nikolaus Harnoncourt etc.
2005 she founded the Trio Petit Trianon for flute, cello and pianoforte. 2010 she founded the Ensemble Barocksolisten München, who`s artistic director she is. The Ensemble made its debut at the Europäische Festwochen Passau, the "trigonale festival der alten musik“ and the Brühler Schlosskonzerte der Residenzwoche München. In cooperation with the Barocksolisten München, she has been giving master classes at the Carinthische Sommerakademie for the past five years.
She also founded the Cellini Bläserquintett in 2011, which specializes in playing the music of the 18th and 19th century on original instruments.
She has given master classes for baroque, classical and romantic flute at the Southampton University in England, Staatl. Hochschule für Musik Trossingen, Institut für Musikwissenschaft Innsbruck, Universität für Musik in Wien, Landeskonservatorien Innsbruck und Klagenfurt as well as at the Nanyang University of Fine Arts in Singapur, the University of North Texas and at the „trigonale festival der alten musik“, Konservatorium der Stadt Wien 2015.
In 2014, Dorothea Seel was a member of the jury at the „8. Johann Heinrich Schmelzer Wettbewerb“ at the Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk.
With her Ensemble Barocksolisten München, she published “Vivaldi Concertos” with the label Hänssler Classic in 2014, as well as Johann Zach “Concerti” with the label Musikmuseum of the Tiroler Landesmuseum.
In 2015 she published all CPE Bachs solo and obligato flute sonatas for Hännsler Classic. In 2016 Hännsler Classic will be publishing G. F. Händel flute sonatas with Luca Guglielmi, harpsicord.

Andreas Helm :: Baroque Oboe, Baroque Flute

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.

Katrin Lazar :: Baroque Bassoon, Baroque Flute

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.

Shunske Sato :: Violin, 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.
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.  As of autumn 2013 Shunske also teaches baroque violin at the Amsterdam Conservatory.
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.
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.

Elisabeth Wiesbauer :: Barockvioline

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 :: 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 :: Violoncello

studied at the Royal Academy of Music under David Strange and Colin Carr and then under Truls Mørk, Steven Isserlis and Ferenc Rados. Michael is solo cellist with the Orchestre Révolu- tionnaire et Romantique and makes regular guest appearances with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music, the English National Opera, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Les Siècles und the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He recently gave the first performance of the Cello Concerto by Joe Cutler, the first English performance of Steve Reich’s “Cel- lo Counterpoint” and also played concertos by Roxburgh and Finnissy. He is the cellist of the Fidelio Trio with whom he has toured Europe, Asia and South Africa playing trios by Sciarrino, Nyman, Rolf Hind, Takemitsu and Volans. A short while ago the trio made their debut at the Wigmore Hall and in the 2010/11 season they played in New York and Washington for the first time. Michael regularly tours with chamber music groups such as the Dante Quartet, the Eroica Quartet, Gemini und the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. He has made recordings of the Concerto by Cutler with the BBC Concert Orchestra, the com- plete works for cello by Ginastera (Lorelt), trios by Schönberg, Korngold and Zemlinsky (Naxos) and also the first recording of the original version of the Mendelssohn Octet on historic instruments. He plays a cello made especially for him in 2010 by the young German instrument maker, Stephan von Bähr, and also a baroque cello made by Thomas Smith around 1750.

Christine Sticher :: Kontrabass

Christine Sticher wurde im Saarland geboren, wo sie in einem kleinen Ort mit grossem Interesse für Musik aufwuchs.
Ihre ersten musikalischen Gehversuche machte sie als Gitarristin und Posaunistin, und entwickelte sehr jung den Wunsch, einmal Musikerin zu werden. Als Siebzehnjährige hatte sie endlich das richtige Instrument für sich gefunden: den Kontrabass.
Nach drei Jahren Studium in Mannheim bekam sie ein Engagement an der Staatsoper in Wiesbaden, wo sie ein sehr umfangreiches Opernrepertoire spielte.
Doch nach kurzer Zeit kehrte sie der Orchesterwelt den Rücken, und ging nach Salzburg, um mit Frank Reineke und Georg Kekeisen zu studieren – inspirierende Lehrer, die sie ermutigten, ihrem starken Interesse für Aufführungspraxis nachzukommen. Sie graduierte in Salzburg mit Auszeichnung und ging in die Niederlande, um bei Maggie Urquhart Violone zu studieren.
Zeitgleich hatte sie das Glück, im European Union Baroque Orchestra als Bassistin spielen zu dürfen, zwei Jahre Barockorchester unter der Leitung so berühmter Musiker wie Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Roy Goodman, Fabio Biondi und Reinhard Goebel. 
Anschließend folgten Engagements bei Orchestern wie Sonnerie, The Sixteen, The King’s Consort, L’Orfeo Linz, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Gabrieli Consort, Amsterdam Baroque, Collegium Vocale Gent und Orchestre des Champs Elysees.

Anne Marie Dragosits :: Cembalo

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, l’Arcadia or musica alchemica or musica alchemica, as well as with orchestras such as barucco, l’Orfeo Barockorchester, Capella Leopoldina 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 Utrecht Festival Oude Muziek, the Festival van Vlaanderen in Bruges, the Residenzwoche München, Rheinvokal, Itinéraire Baroque or at the Villa I Tatti in Florence.
Anne Marie Dragosits appears on numerous recordings; her first solo cd with Italian harpsichord music from the seventeenth century on original harpsichords in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg in November 2010 was issued in July 2013.
She is regularly invited to teach master classes, e.g. in 2013 in Warzaw, Varazdin and Ossiach. She has been lecturing and accompanying in early music departments at Austria’s Universities for music in Graz and Vienna, as of March 2014 she is a harpsichord accompanist at the Mozarteum Salzburg.