Seung Rok Baek, baroque violin
Seung Rok Baek was born in South Korea in 1983. He started playing violin at the age of ten. He studied violin at Deokwon art high school at the Hanyang University in Korea. During 2003-2004, he served in National Police Orchestra as principal 1st violinist as mandatory service. As soon as he turned back to University, he became interested in playing on period instrument, and he started to play on several concerts. In 2008, he took up with the studies of the baroque violin and baroque viola at the Royal conservatory in The Hague with Ryo Terakado and Catherine Mackintosh. He took part to many international festivals and masterclasses as, among the others, the Utrecht early music festival, Tafelmusik baroque orchestra summer institute, Jeune Orchedstre Atlantique, Amsterdam early music summer school. He played in many concerts in Europe and Korea with Il Gardelino, Collegium Musicum Den Haag, Musica Poetica, Contrasto Armonico, Il Concerto Barocco, Sigiswald Kuijken, Philippe Herreweghe, Bartold Kuijken, Peter van Heygen, Alfedo Bernardini, Jeane Lamon, Philippe Pierlot, Charles Toet, Marcel Ponseele, Richard Egarr and Ryo Terakado.
Ji Yun Kang, baroque violoncello & viola da gamba
Following her studies of violoncello at Hanyang University in Korea, Jiyun Kang established herself in the Prime Philharmonic Orchestra in Seoul, Korea. In 2004, she came to Holland with great enthusiasm for historical performance and studied baroque cello with Viola de Hoog, viola da gamba with Joshua Cheatham in Conservatory of Utrecht and continued in Conservatory of Amsterdam where she obtained Master degree in 2010. During her study, she was awarded a HSP Huygens Scholarship. Her interest was directed increasingly to viola da gamba, the instrument in which she just completed her Masters Degree in 2013 under Mieneke van der Velden and Philippe Pierlot at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. She also took masterclasses with Jaap ter Linden(baroque cello) and Wieland Kuijken(viola da gamba).Besides her study, she participated in many projects such as Collegium Musicum Hanyang , Zefiro Ensemble, Derek Lee Ragin, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Accademia Montis Regalis. She also performed in Utrecht early music festival and concert series by Academia de musica de Lagos. And she is playing as a soloist and basso continuo player in the ensembles such as l’arco Sonoro, Concordi Musici in Netherlands. She recorded the first album of ensemble ‘Concordi Musici’ in 2009 by Audioguy Records.
Radka Kubínová, transverse flute
Radka Kubínová is a flute player originally from Hradec Králové in Czech Republic. After graduating in Conservatory of Pardubice in 2005 she pursued her studies in University of Ostrava were she obtained in 2010 the Master of Arts. During her studies in Ostrava she simultaneously studied in Conservatory of Rennes in France where she started baroque flute with François Nicolet, Delphine Leroy and Gionata Sgambaro and get in to the contact with early music. Since 2010 she studies historical flutes in Royal Conservatory in The Hague in the class of Barthold Kuijken.
She followed masterclasses with Patrick Gallois, Clara Novak, Hansgeorg Schmeiser, Frank Theuns, Vincent Lucas and others.
Radka organize and plays many concerts in Czech Republic, Holland Lutherse Bach ensemble) and France (Les nocturnes du Mont saint Michel) among others.
In 2006/07 she was a member of Philharmonic orchestra of Bohuslav Martinů in Zlín and playing with a Phliharmonic Orchestra of Ostrava and Hradec Králové(CZ).
Radka is also a singer and tries to combine flute playing and singing on the stage.
Roberto Bando, transverse flute; Victoria Cassano, mezzosoprano; Roberta Castelli, viola da gamba; George Ross, cello; Giulio Quirici, theorbo & baroque guitar; Guzman Ramos, theorbo