MUSICIANS

Inês d'Avena, recorder

Inês d'Avena, recorder

Inês d'Avena is a specialist in the research and performance of Neapolitan Baroque Music. She has performed as soloist and in chamber and orchestral formations throughout Europe, Asia and her native Brazil, with ensembles such as the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and CMDH. Inês won solo and chamber music awards in 2010 (Ruspoli Competition), 2011 (Premio Bonporti) and 2016 (Van Wassenaer Competition). She holds a PhD in Music from Leiden University and teaches at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.

Claudio Ribeiro, harpsichord

Claudio Ribeiro, harpsichord

Claudio Ribeiro earned a Bachelor in conducting from the State University of Campinas and further Bachelor and Master Degrees from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, graduating as student of Jacques Ogg in 2006. He is artistic director of baroque orchestra COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Den Haag and works regularly with the ensembles LOTUS and Música Temprana, amongst others. He teaches regularly at music festivals in Brazil and is guest teacher and accompanist at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.

Stefanie True, soprano

Stefanie True, soprano

Canadian soprano Stefanie True has performed in Europe, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea, appearing in operas, oratorios, festivals, and solo recitals. Her discography includes Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, La Resurrezione, Aminta e Fillide, and solo recordings of Handel: Complete Cantatas with Contrasto Armonico (Marco Vitale), Lully’s Ballets & Recits Italiens with La Risonanza (Fabio Bonizzoni), amongst others. She placed first in the London Handel Singing Competition (Adair Prize) in London.

Rebecca Rosen, cello

Rebecca Rosen, cello

Rebecca Rosen began learning cello at the age of 9 in Los Angeles. In 2002, Rebecca was awarded the J. William Fulbright grant to study baroque cello with Jaap ter Linden at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands. There she earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in early music performance. She is a member of B'Rock Baroque Orchestra Ghent, Capriccio Stravagante, Les Passions de l'Âme, Ensemble Bonne Corde and the orchestra of which she is co-founder, Collegium Musicum Den Haag.

Shizuko Noiri, archlute

Shizuko Noiri, archlute

Shizuko Noiri was born in Kyoto, Japan. Performing under René Jacobs, over the last 20 years Shizuko Noiri has appeared in many opera productions throughout Europe, the USA, Israel, Argentina, Australia and Japan. She has appeared as a soloist and continuo player with the finest baroque ensembles including Concerto Vocale, Ensemble 415, Freiburger Baroque Orchestra, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and Bach Collegium Japan.

Sara DeCorso, violin

Sara DeCorso, violin

Sara DeCorso began her musical studies in Fairbanks, with Dr. Kathleen Butler-Hopkins, received her Bachelor's from the Oberlin Conservatory as a student of Marilyn McDonald, and completed her Master's and Doctoral degrees at Stony Brook University with Mitchell Stern. In 2002 she was awarded a grant from the F. Huntington Beebe Fund to study baroque violin with Enrico Gatti at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag. She works with a variety of period instrument orchestras and ensembles.

Hen Goldsobel, double-bass

Hen Goldsobel, double-bass

Hen Goldsobel received a Bachelor at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, as well as Bachelor and Master Degrees in Early Music at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He plays with ensembles such as COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Den Haag, Rias Kammerchor, Balthazar Neumann Ensemble, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Nieuwe Philarmonie Utrecht and Nederlandse Bachvereniging, directed by Christian Raddeman, Jos van Veldhoven, Atilio Cremonesi, Thomas Hengelbrock, Nikolaus Harnocourt and René Jacobs.

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