Damask Ensemble (Niederlande):
Dutch soprano, Nikki Treurniet, graduated from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and is currently a member of the Dutch National Opera Academy where she most recently sang the role of Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. She sang in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at the Royal Palace and sang the Elf in Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with The Hague Philharmonic conducted by Jan Willem de Vriend. As a concert soloist she recently performed Bach’s Matthäus-Passion, Johannes-Passion, and Weihnachtsoratorium, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Krönungsmesse and Exultate Jubilate, and Oratorio de Noël by Saint Saëns. This season she will perform a song recital in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam with pianist Andrea Vasi.
Marine Fribourg, Mezzo-Soprano (Frankreich)
French mezzo-soprano, Marine Fribourg, holds degrees from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (MM, voice) and the Paris Conservatory (BM, choral conducting). Recent stage appearances include Alto in Kopernikus by Claude Vivier with the Dutch National Opera, Charpentier’s La Troupe d’Orphée with Vox Luminis and Opera2Day, and Cherubini’s Médée with Opera2Day. As a concert soloist she recently performed Bach cantatas at the Westerkerk, Nieuwe Badkapel, and Festival Bach en Combrailles. She regularly sings in professional choirs such as Cappella Amsterdam, Netherlands Bach Society, and Les Cris de Paris. Marine is also busy as a choral conductor; she is founder and artistic director of the semi-professional vocal ensemble Bergamasque in Paris.
Born in Évora, Portugal, tenor João Moreira studied singing with Maria Repas Gonçalves at Évora’s Music Academy and at Lisbon’s Escola Superior de Música with Silvia Mateus. In addition, he participated in singing master classes with Gloria Banditelli, Maria Cristina Kiehr, Gerd Türk, Evelyn Tubb, and Tom Krause. His passion for chamber music brought him to The Netherlands where since January 2009 has been singing with Netherlands Chamber Choir, Netherlands Bach Society, Egidius Kwartet, Vox Luminis, Apollo Ensemble, Currende Ensemble, Cappella Amsterdam, Le Nuove Musiche, and Amsterdam Baroque Choir. João is a member of the Netherlands Chamber Choir.
Canadian baritone, Drew Santini, holds degrees from the Juilliard School (MM) and the Manhattan School of Music (BM). Highlights of the season include his debut appearance with Dutch National Opera singing Le Mari in Les Mamelles de Tirésias and Ben in The Telephone at the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam. As a concert soloist, Drew recently performed both of Bach’s Passions, Graun’s Der Tod Jesu, Brahms’ Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and Brockes Passion, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Regina Coeli, Haydn’s Seven Last Words, the Fauré Requiem, and the Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio. On the ATMA label, he recorded Bach Cantatas 4, 9, 106, and 181 with La Bande Montréal Baroque. Drew currently lives in The Hague.
Raphael Christ, Violine (Deutschland)
Katrin Spodziea, Violine (Deutschland)
Marko Genero, Viola (Deutschland/Kroatien)
Wolfgang Sellner, Cello (Deutschland)
„Die 12 jungen Ruhrcellisten“ (NRW)
1. Preisträger, Bundeswettbewerb Jugend Musiziert 2015
Alexandra Althoff, Hanna Bednarz, Matthias Fiedler, Clara Luise Fürniss, Paul Genero, Stina Hasche, Johannes Laas, Marlene Mohr, Kristin Patschinsky, Luise Plettner, Lorenz Seibel, Ina Wietheger