Johann Rosenmüller (1619 - 1684)
Sonata terza a 2 voor viool, dulciaan en basso continuo
Giovanni Antonio Bertoli (1598-c.1645)
Sonata voor dulciaan en basso continuo in d
Johannes Kapsberger (1580 - 1651)
Toccata seconda voor solo luit
Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli (1630 -c.1670)
Sonata seconda "La Cesta", voor viool en basso continuo
Dario Castello (c.1590 -c.1658)
Sonata ottava a 2, voor viool, dulciaan en basso continuo
Lilia Slavny was born in Moscow, Russia. She started her music studies on the violin at the age of four, attending later the Moscow Music College, nr. the P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatorium. In 1998 she completed with honors her B.A. degree studies in modern and baroque violin, in the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, Israel, under the supervision of Michael Kugel and Daniel Fradkin. While living in Israel Lilia was a member of the Jerusalem Consort, and of the Binyamin Quartet; she has been also the principal player of the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra directed by David Shemer. Lilia proceeded with her research on baroque violin at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, with Elizabeth Wallfish and Kati Debretzeni. Her recent musical engagements are Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Ton Koopman, Portuguese orchestra Divino Sospiro, English Baroque Soloists o.l.v. John Eliot Gardiner. She is also a permanent member of the French orchestra Le Cercle de l'Harmonie and Apollo Ensemble (Netherlands). Lilia Slavny is one of the leaders of the Les Inventions orchestra based in Bourgogne and has finished recording a Joseph Touchemoulin (1727-1801) CD for the label RAMEE. Lilia is a proud member of the ensemble Accademia Daniel, founded by Shalev Ad El and a group of prominent Israeli musicians. In 2006 Baroque Ensemble Accademia Daniel recorded for the German label CPO the cycle of Cantatas by Telemann with the German Soprano Dorothea Mields and Klaus Mertens. In August 2004 Lilia won the first prize in the International Soloist Competition for Early Instruments in Schärding (Austria). In 2008 Lilia graduated with distinction from Royal Conservatory in the Hague, receiving a Master of Music degree.
Benny Aghassi, born in Israel (1978), began his recorder studies with Bracha Kol. During his studies at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem he won several competitions, including the Woodwind Concerto Competition and the Early Music Competition. He received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he studied with Sébastien Marq (recorder) and Donna Agrell (baroque and classical bassoons), and completed his Masters degree (‘cum laude') with Heiko ter Schegget at The Conservatory of Utrecht. He currently teaches historical bassoon at the Amsterdam conservatory. Benny was chosen to play with the European Union Baroque Orchestra (Lars Ulrik Mortensen). He currently plays with orchestras such as Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra of the 18th century (Frans Brüggen), Al Ayre Español (Eduardo López Banzo), The Netherlands Bach Society (Jos van Veldhoven), B'Rock, Musica ad Rhenum (Jed Wentz), Holland Baroque Society and Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra (Ton Koopman). He is a member of ‘Mezzaluna', in which he plays with his former teachers Peter van Heyghen and Sébastien Marq. In 2005 he won 2 first prizes in the ‘Aviv Competitions' in Tel-Aviv for Old Music Instruments, and Best Performance of an Israeli Work. He has held a grant from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation between 1997-2005.
Regina Albarez is recognised as a most dynamic and imaginative performer on the lute, theorbo and baroque guitar. Having studied classical guitar, composition and cello in her native Brazil at the University of Campinas , Sao Paulo , Regina came to The Netherlands to study lute, theorbo and baroque guitar with Toyohiko Satoh at The Royal Conservatory, The Hague . She has participated in masterclasses with Andrew Lawrence-King, Hopkinson Smith and Duo Assad, and has become one of Holland 's most active specialists in early music. Regina has won a total of nine prizes at the Van Wassenaar Concours for Early Music Ensembles. She performs extensively throughout The Netherlands and in the Oude Muziek Netwerk. In addition to her work in Holland , Regina has performed in early music festivals and concert series throughout the world including Japan , Korea , Europe , North and South America , Scandinavia and Iceland . She has recorded for the radio throughout Europe and on many CDs, one of which was awarded the Diapason d'Or. Regina teaches regularly at courses given in Brazil and Spain . As well as playing on historical instruments, she is also a composer (works edited by G.P.S., San Francisco) and performer of Latin American music. She is also a member of Musica Temprana, La Primavera, Grain de la Voix and Compagnia Vocale.
Cvetanka Sozovska was born in 1975 in Skopje, Macedonia. In 1996 she graduated piano at The Faculty of Music Arts in Skopje, with the Russian organist and pianist Boris Romanov, being promoted to the best graduate student of the University St.Kiril and Metodij in Skopje for that academic year. The same year she started her harpsichord studies with Jacques Ogg at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands. In his class she obtained Certificate, First phase diploma (Bachelor's degree) and Second phase diploma (Master's degree) up until 2002.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Cvetanka has performed concerts in Italy, France, Bulgaria, Iceland, Germany, Great Britain, Spain (and the Canaries), South Korea, Czech Republic, The Netherlands and Former Yugoslavia and made recordings for the Macedonian Radio and Television. In 2003 she was a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO), directed by Fabio Biondi and Reinhard Goebel on tours throughout Western Europe and took part in the Fringe concerts of The Early Music Festival in Utrecht. Cvetanka played in the Summer Festival at Casa de Mateus, Portugal, in 2004, together with musicians such as: Jacques Ogg, Wilbert Hazelzet, Peter van Heyghen, Paolo Pandolfo, Paul O'Dette, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt and Marc Destrubé. She also toured with Barokopera Amsterdam through Bretagne, France, as well as in The Netherlands. In the summer of 2009 she has been teaching harspichord and basso continuo at the Early music course in Burgos, Spain.
Cvetanka played with Orquesta de Cadaquez in Spain, with Sir Neville Mariner as a conductor. Under the leadership of Frans Bruggen of the Orchestra of the 18th century and the dance company Leine en Roebana, she was the repetitor in the production of the opera "Les Indes Galantes" in Poland and the Netherlands. With the same dance company she worked and toured in Netherlands and France with the perfomance "Merg".
Cvetanka is a member of the baroque ensemble Teatro alla moda, founded at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Next to their regular concerts in The Netherlands, they already had an international promotion with concerts on the music festival at Casa de Mateus, Portugal, The Abbaye aux Dames festival in Saintes, France, The festival of Sacred Arts in Reykjavik, Iceland and Autumn Music Festivities in Skopje, Macedonia. Currently, Cvetanka is a teacher of harpsichord correpetition for early music at the Faculty of Music at the Hogeschool voor Kunsten Utrecht.