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Joel Frederiksen, Artistic Director
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Performers:

foto - Joel Frederiksen
Joel Frederiksen
artistic director, bass and lutes
foto - Bernd Oliver Fröhlich
Bernd Oliver Fröhlich
tenor, saxophone
foto - Kamila Mazalová
Kamila Mazalová
mezzosoprano / alto
foto - Petra Noskaiová
Petra Noskaiová
mezzosoprano
foto - Bruno Caillat
Bruno Caillat
percussion
foto - Michal Gondko
Michal Gondko
lute, romantic guitar
foto - Domen Marincic
Domen Marincic
viola da gamba, violoncello
foto - Sven Schwannberger
Sven Schwannberger
lute, theorbo, flute, recorder, tenor
foto - Karen Walthinsen
Karen Walthinsen
Baroque violin
foto - Axel Wolf
Axel Wolf
lute, archlute, theorbo
foto - Sven Schwannberger
Sven Schwannberger

lute, theorbo, flute, recorder, tenor

Sven Schwannberger received his musical training as a flautist and lutenist in Munich, in Kassel and at the Schola cantorum basiliensis as well as at master classes held by the most important exponents of his instruments. As a flautist he has particularly specialized in the playing of recorders and transverse flutes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. As a lutenist he focuses on Renaissance and Baroque compositions for solo lute, but above all on the figured bass. His Solo-CD recordings have both received high critical praise, e.g. "a chamber music jewel" (Klassik heute) and "with every conceivable finesse" (Hessen Radio). 

He received the prize of the Peredur Foundation and has played as flautist and lutenist with important ensembles such as Concerto Vocale, Neue Hofkapelle Munich, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Wiener Akademie, Ars Antiqua Austria, Capriccio Basel. He has appeared at numerous festivals for ancient music (Innsbruck Festwochen, Schwetzingen, Ludwigsburg, Salzburg Festival, Karlsruhe Handel Festival), and with the Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden under the direction of Ren Jacobs.