Performers

Ann Allen

Shawms and Recorders

Originally from England, Ann Allen went to study baroque oboe and shawms at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in 2000. She now performs throughout Europe as a freelance player and is a regular member of the prize winning groups Les Haulz et Les Bas and I Fedeli as well as performing in or directing many of her own early music crossover projects. She spent several years teaching shawm and alta capella at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and has given courses around Europe.

She is also active as an opera stage director and is the founder and artistic director of 'Nox Illuminata' the much acclaimed Early Music Crossover Festival which takes place regularly in Switzerland, Austria and Germany and is one of the pioneering examples of the 'alternative-classical music' concert style.

www.noxilluminata.com
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Corina Marti

Recorders and Early Keyboards

CORINA MARTI’s performances have been praised as ‘strikingly superior and expressive’ (Toccata) and ‘infallible’ (Diapason). After graduating in Baroque music performance on the recorder and harpsichord from the Lucerne Academy of Music, she focused on early flutes and Late Medieval / Early Renaissance repertoire, in which she gained a degree from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basle (Switzerland) under the guidance of Pierre Hamon and Kathrin Bopp.

Corina Marti has extensively performed, recorded and taught Late Medieval and Early Renaissance repertoires throughout Europe and the Middle East. In 2003, she was invited to join the faculty of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis as a tutor for early flutes and keyboard instruments. Her performances on these instruments and research into their history and construction have contributed to their revival among performers. She also enjoys later repertoires, appearing as soloist and together with chamber music formations and orchestras (including Jordi Savall’s Hesperion XXI and La Capella Reial de Cataluña) performing Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary repertoire.

With late medieval ensemble La Morra, of which she is co-director, Corina Marti has recorded several enthusiastically received CDs of fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century music (including the complete works of Johannes Ciconia, awarded Diapason d’Or).

www.lamorra.info/

Catalina Vicens

Organetto

Born in Santiago de Chile, Catalina begun her piano studies at the age of seven. With eighteen she was awarded with a full tuition scholarship for studying harpsichord with Lionel Party at the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia- USA, and later with the DAAD Scholarship to study with Robert Hill in Freiburg, Germany. Wanting a deeper insight into Early Music, Catalina is currently studying harpsichord with Andrea Marcon at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Switzerland, where enchanted by the world of medieval music, she pursues yet another Graduate Studies in late Medieval Keyboards with Corina Marti. In 2008 she won the 1st prize in the historical keyboards International Competition - 'Fritz Neumayer', Germany. Catalina performs as a soloist and with ensembles in the USA, South America and Europe. She has toured with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas in the main theaters of more than 8 countries and played under such well known conductors as Joseph Silverstein, Otto Werner Müller and J. Manuel Quintana. Besides playing in numerous Early Music Festivals, she has taken Master Classes with Gustav Leonhardt, Jesper Christensen, Guillermo Perez and David Catalunya among others. During her free time she enjoys going to metal concerts and practicing martial arts.

www.catalinavicens.com

Ulrike Hofbauer

Soprano

Ulrike Hofbauer was born in Bavaria and studied singing and voice training at the Universities of Wurzburg and Salzburg and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basle. Ulrike now lives in Basle and has performed as a soloist with Singer Pur, Collegium Vocale Gent, L'Arpeggiata, La Chapelle Rhénane, Ensemble Modern, L'Orfeo Barockorchester and Cantus Cölln amongst others and been directed by Philippe Herreweghe, Gustav Leonhardt, Daniel Reuss, Manfred Cordes, Christoph Siebert and Jos van Veldhofen. She also devotes much of her energy to her own baroque ensemble savadi.

Teaching is also an important part of her life and has taken her to the Universities of Bogota and Minsk, the Bayerische Theaterakademie Munich and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. She has recently taken up the position as Baroque singing teacher at the University Mozarteum Salzburg-Innsbruck.

www.ulrikehofbauer.com

Michelangelo Rinaldi

Shawms and organetto

Michelangelo is a multi-instrumentalist ranging from the fortepiano to the friscoletto via the shawm!! Originally from Tuscany he now lives in Basel, Switzerland where he has recently finished his Diploma in Fortepiano but spends most of his time playing crazy instruments in crazy ensembles. In recent years he has specialized in live improvisation on the piano and runs a concert series in Basel called 'Caffé Michelangelo'.

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