Belinda Paul baroque and classical oboes, shawms, dulcians
Ann Allen baroque and classical oboes, shawms, dulcians
Hanna Geisel baroque and classical oboes, shawms, dulcians
Anneke Scott baroque and classical horns
Kate Goldsmith baroque and classical horns
Sally Holman baroque and classical bassoons, dulcians
Inga Maria Klaucke baroque and classical bassoons
Dan Tidhar harpsichord
Former Principal Horn of the Cyprus Chamber Orchestra, Kate has played period horns with the Kings Consort, Il Complesso Barocco and Haydn Sinfonietta Wien. As a chamber musician, she has performed with Spira Mirabilis and been a Chamber Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. She occasionally plays with the Royal Philharmonic and BBC Concert Orchestras, the London Mozart Players and English Touring Opera. Other notable performances include the première of Stockhausen’s Opera ‘Sonntag aus Licht’ with musikFabrik in Cologne, performance art in Trafalgar Square and a live televised gig with rap/hip-hop artist Kanye West.
Sally studied modern bassoon at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and baroque and classical bassoon in The Hague. She now performs with many of the leading period instrument ensembles in England and Holland and is equally in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. Sally is a founder member of the trio Apollo & Pan, winner of the 2001 International Early Music Network Young Artists’ Competition. With this group she has performed at many of the UK’s leading festivals and concert series, including the South Bank Early Music Festival, Spitalfields Festival and York Early Music Festival.
Inga Maria Klaucke studied recorder and historical bassoons at the Universität der Künste Berlin, the Royal Academy of Music London, and as member of the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique in Saintes, France, with Christoph Huntgeburth, Daniel Brüggen, Andrew Watts, Alberto Grazzi, Donna Agrell and Jane Gower. In 2012, she obtained her Konzertexamen on recorder with distinction, and is currently completing a Master’s degree on historical bassoons at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Benny Aghassi, alongside an active performance career. As well as being a versatile chamber musician, Inga has played for numerous radio and cd recordings, and performed across Europe with distinguished orchestral formation such as Lautten Compagney Berlin, Florilegium, Irish Baroque Orchestra, London Handel Orchestra, Stockholm Bach Society, Musical and Amicable Society, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Concerto Copenhagen, Gabrieli Consort and Players, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Arte dei Suonatori, New London Consort, Hanover Band, and Academy of Ancient Music.
One of the leading period performers of her generation, Anneke has been described as “one of the finest horn soloists” (Early Music Review). Anneke plays frequently in the UK and continental Europe. She is principal horn of many ensembles including Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and The English Baroque Soloists, The Orchestra of the Sixteen, Europa Galante, Dunedin Consort and Players and The King’s Consort. Recent solo recordings have included sonatas for horn and fortepiano with fortepianist Kathryn Cok (Challenge Classics), the solo works of Jacques-François Gallay (Resonus Classics) and the first volume of a series of discs featuring instruments from the Bate Collection, Oxford. Forthcoming releases include a disc of works by Mozart with the Australian ensemble Ironwood and the Danzi horn sonatas with ensembleF2. In 2007 Anneke was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, an honour awarded to past students of the Academy who have distinguished themselves in the music profession and made a significant contribution to their field.
Hanna Geisel was born in Darmstadt (Germany) and started playing the oboe at the age of 14. Since finishing her studies in modern oboe at the Hochschule für Musik Weimar in 2007, she has concentrated on historical double reed instruments from the middle ages to the classical period. From 2007 to 2012 Hanna Geisel studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, focusing on baroque and classical oboes as well as shawms, bombards and dulcians. In addition to that she also studied historical percussion. Concerts, opera productions and recordings have taken her to Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, England, Poland and Ukraine where she played with various ensembles, including La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, L’Arpa Festante, La Stagione Franfurt, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and also the medieval and renaissance groups cantar lontano (Ancona), I Fedeli and les haulz et les bas. Hanna Geisel is also a founding member of Mandragora, Syrinx und Vento Poetico.
Dan Tidhar studied harpsichord performance with Mitzi Meyerson in Berlin and Ketil Haugsand in Cologne. Since coming to Cambridge in 2004 he has been combining a busy performance schedule as a harpsichordist with research activities, as well as work as a tuner and early keyboard specialist. Dan has directed the Cambridge University Baroque Ensemble for several years, and has performed as harpsichord soloist and a continuo player with local ensembles as well as internationally renowned ensembles, such as The Kings Consort, Retrospect, and Chelys, and has founded Chesterton Baroque as an ensemble in residence at St George’s, Chesterton. Dan is currently a Research Fellow at City University London, a member of the Centre for Music and Science in Cambridge and a Research Associate at Wolfson College, Cambridge. Dan has recently been guest editor of the November 2014 special issue of Early Music, dedicated to early music and modern technology.