Isidro Albarreal is a baroque violin and viola player, born in Sevilla. He became very interested in performance practice, what led him to Amsterdam in 2012 to start his studies in Early Music. He studied baroque violin with Sophie Gent and Shunske Sato and he also had the chance of learning chamber music from T. Koopman, A. Bernardini, P. van Heyghen, J. Wentz, M. van Delft and E. López Banzo; baroque viola with J. Rogers; and orchestral playing with S. Kuijken, G. Prandi, P. Dombrecht, R. Levin and R. Egarr. Moreover, he participated in masterclasses with Amandine Beyer, Lucy van Dael, Bojan Cicic, as well as with the teachers from the Juilliard School of New York, Robert Mealy and Cynthia Roberts. Isidro currently plays with different historical ensembles with whom he has performed in prestigious concert halls such as the Muziekgebouw aan’t Ij, Concertgebouw van Amsterdam and the chapel of the Royal Palace in Madrid, as well as in festivals such as the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, MA Brugge Festival, Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival, Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro of Madrid, Festival de Música Antigua de Sevilla, Festival d’Ambronay and Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik. He has given concert tours in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, Slovenia and Japan.
Recorder player Milena Cord-to-Krax is specialized in the repertoires of Renaissance and Baroque music. She started playing at the age of six and thanks to Eva Morsbach, her teacher, she didn’t stop. Later Milena studied at Seville’s conservatory with Bárbara Sela and Vicente Parrilla and graduated in 2015. She received Masterclasses from Dan Laurin, Michael Schneider, Fernando Paz and Wilbert Hazelzet. Incited by V. Parrilla classes, she is especially interested in the creative aspects of early music, most of all in the world of diminution and variation. If she had to pick, her favorite repertoires would be early 15th c. Counterpoint, 16th c. Diminutions, J.S. Bach and French Baroque. Milena is cofounder of the recorder consort Vox Tremula with whom she won the First Prize of the International Early Music Competition in Gijón (2018), she is cofounder of the Ensemble The Imperfect Pearl and founder and director of her project Musick’s Recreation. In 2016 Milena recorded her arrangement of Bach’s Lute Suite 995 for recorder and basso continuo. She also collaborated with other artists and ensembles such as the harpsichordist of the Orquesta barroca de Sevilla Alejandro Casal, Vicente Parrilla and the Orquesta Ciudad de Almería, Musica Prima and in multidisciplinary performances.
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Inés Salinas is a musician specialized in the historical performance of the cello and the viola da gamba. Originally from Spain, she is based in The Hague (NL) and is member of chamber music ensembles such as Scaramuccia and The Imperfect Pearl. Next to it, she is manager of Scaramuccia, co-founder of the recording label and publishing house Snakewood Editions, and freelance orchestra musician. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Koninklijk Conservatorium (Den Haag, NL), where she studied under the guidance of Jaap ter Linden and Lucia Swarts (historical cello), and Mieneke van der Velden (viola da gamba). She has received further advice from inspiring musicians such us Gaetano Nasillo, Hidemi Suzuki, Wieland Kuijken, Christophe Coin, Bruno Cocset, Itziar Atutxa, Rainer Zipperling, Balázs Maté, Enrico Gatti, Olivia Centurioni, and Enrico Onofri.She also completed a Bachelor’s degree in classical cello at CSMA (Zaragoza, ES), studying with Ángel Luis Quintana, Cuarteto Casals, and Cuarteto Quiroga. She has performed live for Dutch radio stations Radio 4 and Concertzender, and has recorded for the labels Naïve, Ayros, and Snakewood Editions. With Scaramuccia she has been awarded the Audience Prize at the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik 2016 competition and has been nominated to the ICMA awards 2019. She plays on a baroque cello made by André Mehler in 2019 after Alessandro Gagliano, Napoli 1704, a viola da gamba made by Matthew Farley in 2017 after Michel Collichon, Paris 1683, and bows by Jerôme Gastaldo and Magdalena Sapeta.
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Gabriele Levi studied organ and harpsichord at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, in The Netherlands, with Ton Koopman and Patrick Ayrton. After a classical education he graduated with honors in Early Organ discussing a thesis concerning music and rhetoric. He played as soloist and continuo player in several concerts and festival in Italy and abroad (France, Holland, Germany, England, Denmark, Poland, Turkey,..). He is Vice President of Clockbeats Orchestra and Artistic Director of the International Organ Festival “Giuseppe Bonatti” in Rezzato. He played with: Marta Fumagalli, Doron Sherwin, Mauro Borgioni, Aldona Bartnik, Benedetta Mazzucato, Mark Bennett, Michele Santi, Pietro Modesti. He collaborates also with: LaBarocca (M° Ruben Jais), Accademia degli Erranti, Accademia Corale Estense (M° Michele Gaddi) and UnderStories Ensemble. clockbeatsorchestra.com | International Organ Festival ‘Giuseppe Bonatti’