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.
Federico Forla, oboe
Federico Forla began his studies in Modern Oboe at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Turin with B. Oddenino. He studied at the “Accademia dei Musici di Parma” with C. Hartman (Berliner Philharmonic) for two years, before moving to Den Haag. There he received his Master’s degree after studying with A. Ogrintchouk (Concertgeboworkest) and K. Schoofs (Rotterdam Philharmonic) at the Koninklijk Conservatorium. In The Netherlands Federico gained interest in the world of Historically informed performance. He studied Baroque and Classical Oboes with F. de Bruine (Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century), always at the Koninklijk Conservatorium. During the last years of his studies, he started performing also with the Renaissance and the Romantic Oboe. Federico performed with several orchestras in Italy, The Netherlands, England, France, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland and China. He recently recorded CD’s with the Academy of Ancient Music and solo repertoire with the DNMO. From 2015 until 2018 he has been awarded a scholarship from the “DeSono” association to support him in his studies and musical activities.
Giulia Gillio Gianetta, violoncello
Born in 1991, Giulia Gillio Gianetta began the study of the cello at the age of 4 with Antonio Mosca at the Suzuki Talent Center of Turin. Since she was 11 years old, she attended to various baroque cello masterclasses in the International Early Music Festivals of Daroca (Spain), Urbino and Monteombraro (Italy) held by Gaetano Nasillo and in Saluzzo (Italy) by Christophe Coin. Under the guidance of Nasillo, at the Conservatory “Guido Cantelli” of Novara (Italy), she obtained the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in baroque cello with the highest marks and mention, as well as the Master’s degree in cello. Giulia regularly plays with renowned ensembles focusing on the early performance practice on original instruments such as Ensemble Mare Nostrum, Theresia Orchestra, LaVerdi Barocca, etc. As an orchestral performer she also plays regularly with numerous Italian orchestras, and she performed under the direction of important masters such as Salvatore Accardo, Mario Brunello, Giovanni Sollima, Ezio Bosso, Enrico Gatti, Nicola Paszkowski, Matteo Beltrami, Gianna Fratta etc. In 2012 she participated in a broadcast of Radio Vaticana, in 2016 she performed as soloist for Tartini2020 and in 2017 was a finalist in the National Prize of Arts “C. Abbado” – ancient music section.
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.
Corinne Raymond-Jarczyk, baroque violin and viola
Born in a family of musicians, Corinne holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts (violin) from Montreal University in the class of Prof. Vladimir Landsman, as well as a Masters Degree (baroque violin) from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in the class of Amandine Beyer. She plays regularly with the baroque ensembles as Capriccio Barockorchester, the Abchordis Ensemble, La Chapelle Ancienne, among others. Corinne is also the violist of the Girandola-Quartett, based in Basel, specialised in rediscovering flute quartet repertoire from the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century. She is often invited to join Amandine Beyer and Gli Incogniti, with whom she has been recording last year a CD of the CPE Bach Symphonies, as well as invited by the European Union Baroque Orchestra, as an alumni, for a French baroque music European tour in 2019. Corinne also plays medieval fiddle and is currently preparing a recording of polish medieval repertoire with Ensemble La Morra in 2021. Corinne is a violin teacher at École Française de Bâle, in Switzerland, since 2019.
Roberto Bando, transverse flute; Victoria Cassano, mezzosoprano; Roberta Castelli, viola da gamba; George Ross, cello; Giulio Quirici, theorbo & baroque guitar; Guzman Ramos, theorbo