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Ensemble Violini Capricciosi

Igor Ruhadze
Igor Ruhadze graduated from the Moscow Central music school and the Moscow State Conservatory as solo violinist with distinction in 1996. In 2002 he graduated from the Amsterdam Conservatory with “Cum Laude” distinction as a specialist of early music (baroque and classical violin. From 1999 Igor Ruhadze has resided in the Netherlands.At age of 12, he began his career as a solo violinist, performing Vieuxtemps Violin concerto ¹ 5 with The Odessa symphony orchestra. Afterwards, he performed as a soloist with various orchestras and ensembles performing all violin repertoires from Bach to contemporary music.   After becoming interested in baroque music, he became concertmaster of the first baroque orchestra in Russia for 7 years « Moscow State Classic Capella». He is winner of several competitions, such as Taneyev Chamber Music Competition, the Locatelli Baroque Violin International competition in Amsterdam ,Diploma of the “Musica Antiqua” competition in Brugge.In 1996, he was given the position of solo violin teacher at the Moscow Conservatory and the Moscow Central music school and in 2002 became their baroque violin and baroque orchestra teacher. In 2006, Igor Ruhadze worked as a guest teacher in the Amsterdam Conservatory.Igor Ruhadze has performed in many European countries and USA. He   frequently appears a lot at festivals in Utrecht, Potsdam, Brugge, Gent, Montpellier, Vollore, Nassogne, Eindhoven, Budapest, New York, Moscow and St. Petersburg.In addition, he performs as a permanent concert master of The Bach orchestra of the Netherlands, Musica Antiqua St. Petersburg, as a member of the chamber music ensembles, such as “Van Swieten Society”, “Musica ad Rhenum”,” La primavera”, and leads his own groups “Violini Capricciosi” . Igor Ruhadze has recorded CDs with chamber music and solo repertoire under a variety of labels, such as: Alpha, Edcetera, NM Classics, Brilliant Calssics and MDC records.


Daria Gorban
graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory as solo violinist in 2004.In 2008 she graduated from the Amsterdam Conservatory as a specialist of early music (baroque and classical violin prof. Lucy van Dael).From 2005 Daria Gorban has resided in the Netherlands.
Daria Gorban was awarded the First prize in “Young Talents” competition in Russia, as well as the Third Prize “Our Heritage” competitions and also got a grant from “Our Heritage” foundation for a number of years. From 2000 she was a concert master and artistic director of the “Russian Baroque Soloists” ensemble.
Daria Gorban has performed in many European countries, frequently appears in international master-class and festivals in Austria, Germany, Holland, Finland and Russia, and performs with different   musicians, such as Richard Egarr, Jed Wentz, Siebe Henstra, Bob van Asperen, Alfredo Bernardini and Marion Moonen, Bart van Oort, Rachel Nicholls, Jos van Veldhoven, Lucia Swarts. She performs a lot with different ensembles, such as ”Concerto Moscow”, ”Music ad Rhenum”,"Apollo ensemble", ”Florilegium”, ”The Northern Consort” and also she was for several years a director of Moscow festival “Periodmusic”.   For last 8 years Daria Gorban is a second concertmaster of The Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands", she regularly performing   nationwide tours, including concerts in The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam .Daria Gorban also recorded with the Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands   the Dutch spoken performance of Bach's ‘St Matthew's Passion' which was also covered by CD and DVD and took part in the Dutch film ‘Erbarme Dich' by director Ramón Gieling. 'Erbarme dich' has made a tour past European art cinemas and will shortly be presented for the first time in Switzerland and appear on Dutch television. Besides a lot of CD's with different groups, including all CD of the Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands for past 9 years, Daria Gorban recorded the unuiek project- Complete Locatelli Edition with the ensemble Violini Capricciosi, as a second solo violin and leader of the group for Violin Concertos. Since 2015 Daria playing on David Tecchler violin Rome 1706, kindly provided by NMF.




Mark Dupere
studied with Thomas Landschoot at Arizona State University and with Phyllis Young at the University of Texas at Austin before moving to the Netherlands to complete his studies with Jaap ter Linden at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.   Mark was a 'New Young Artist' at the Victoria Bach Festival and was an apprentice with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in London.   He has worked with directors Jos van Immerseel, Mark Wigglesworth, Robert Levin, Elizabeth Wallfisch and Ton Koopman. Mark has performed throughout Europe and in the US with La Jeune Orchestre Atlantique, St. Cecilia Baroque Orchestra, the Nationaal Jeugd Orkest 19th Century and he is currently a member of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Anima Eterna Brugge (Belgium).











Vaughan Schlepp
behaalde aan de Eastman School of Music te New York zijn bachelor's en master's degrees ‘magna cum laude' voor piano. Daarna studeerde hij in Nederland klavecimbel bij Gustav Leonhardt.Tot het historische instrumentarium waarmee hij concerteert, behoren een klavecimbel (1735 kopie), een fortepiano (1785 kopie), een Broadwood Hammerklavier uit 1835 en een Erard vleugel uit 1846.Schlepp geeft concerten, lezingen en masterclasses over de hele wereld en heeft tevens een groot aantal radio-, televisie- en cd-opnames gemaakt. Hij heeft als solist met orkesten in Nederland, Australië en Amerika gespeeld. Ook   heeft hij regelmatig opgetreden in duoverband met zeer uiteenlopende artiesten, zoals cellist Anner Bijlsma, sopraan Barbara Schlick, bariton Max van Egmond, violiste Lucy van Dael en bassist Hans Roelofsen. Als continuo- en solo-organist speelde hij een belangrijke rol bij de totstandkoming van de succesvolle cd-serie van de complete Bachcantates (verschenen in 2001).Samen met Antoinette Lohmann nam hij de complete sonates van J. M. Kraus en de complete sonates van Margarethe Danzi voor fortepiano en viool op. Als fortepianist en Hammerklavierspeler maakte hij twee opnames met Sytse Buwalda, die allebei, kort nadat ze waren verschenen, in de top tien klassieke opnames van Nederland stonden. Hij is reeds vele jaren muziekdirecteur en -arrangeur voor het Amsterdams Marionettentheater waarmee hij een aantal succesvolle tournees en opnames heeft gemaakt.Schlepp is bovendien betrokken bij moderne muziek en theater. Daarnaast is hij werkzaam in Amsterdam als leraar en repetitor voor zowel zangers als instrumentalisten.Sinds 1989 houdt Schlepp zich intensief bezig met het maken van muziekbewerkingen, reconstructies van deels verloren gegane manuscripten, transposities, muziekpartituren en partijen met behulp van de computer. Hij heeft opdrachten gemaakt voor de NOS, Sony, Schott, Donemus, Annie Bank Edition, Gooi en Sticht, Cantus Köln, Utrechts Barok Consort, Holland Boys Choir, Jed Wentz, Antoine Oomen, Tom Löwenthal, Bernard Huijbers, Huub Oosterhuis, Anner Bijlsma, Vera Beths, Gustav Leonhardt, Klaas Posthuma, het Loeki Stardust Kwartet en het Amsterdams Marionettentheater.



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Regina Albanez
Regina 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.