Katharina Haun grew up in Austria, where she studied recorder at the Kunstuniversität Graz and the Mozarteum Salzburg. Her passion for the cornetto and research in Early Music led her to Basel to continue her studies, which she will finish in June 2019. Her musical life is shaped by her versatility. She works as a freelance musician, solistically and with ensembles. This has led her to projects with La Cetra, Leones, Ensemble Musiche Varie and others. As a guest lecturer for cornetto and diminution she was invited to teach at the Universidad Central in Colombia and as a cornetto player she was part of the first performance of Monteverdi’s Orfeo in Serbia and Bulgaria. As a choir conductor for adults and children she works in the pedagogical field and her musicological research is focused on the cornetto in the renaissance and Austrian music of the 16th and 17th century. She was invited to speak at various conferences in Europe.

Katharina Haun

(c) Florian Huber

Mirjam Striegel

Mirjam Striegel is a concert soprano specializing in the music of the 16th to the 18th centuries. She received her Master of Vocal Performance at the Schola Cantorum in Basel with Evelyn Tubb, subsequently completing a master's degree in Advanced Vocal Ensemble Studies ("AVES") in 2018.

She previously studied singing and musical theater at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg with Monika Bürgener.

She regularly performs as a soloist, and with various renowned ensembles domestic and abroad - including Collegium Vocale Gent, Gaechinger Cantorey, and La Cetra Vokalensemble. Concert tours have brought her through Europe, Asia, and South America.

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Phillip Boyle was born in Molde, Norway, and got his basic musical upbringing in the local culture school, wind and brass bands, before attending the 1-year music program at Toneheim Folkehøgskole. Following his military service as trombonist in the Kings Guard Band, he studied classical trombone and pedagogy at the University of Stavanger with Per Kristian Svensen, among others. There, guided by baroque violinist and chamber music professor 

Sirkka-Liisa K. Pilch, he also got his first impulses and inspirations in the world of early music. He immediately left for an exchange year in Basel, where he started studying historical trombone with Charles Toet. Since then he hasn’t been able to leave Basel, and now has a master’s degree in historical performance from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, and works out of Basel as a freelance musician on historical and modern trombones with various orchestras, ensembles and choirs. As a student in the School of Excellence-programme of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, he is also still receiving lessons from Catherine Motuz.

In addition to Viatoribus, Phillip also performs and tours with the Norwegian baroque ensemble Silva Norvegica, and in Concerto ad Aequale with Charles Toet and Michael Form.

Phillip Boyle

(c) Pia Tviberg

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(c) Martin Chiang 

John Martling was born in Sweden and began his studies of early music and the lute in the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, after having finished the music high school education at Södra Latins music gymnasium. He later moved to Milan, where he continued his studies with Francesca Torelli in Conservatorio di Musica "Giuseppe Verdi". In 2013 he began his Bachelor studies, and in 2018 he finished his master’s degree at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (SCB) in the lute class of Peter Croton. He is currently in the lute class of Marc Lewon, studying in a specialized master’s programme with a focus on the repertoire of the renaissance, while also taking part in the AVES

(Advanced Vocal Ensemble Studies) programme as a singer.

Alongside his studies he is active as a freelance musician, performing as a soloist and with many early music ensembles in Europe.

Christoph Anzböck, born in Austria, is a harpsichord and organ player, artist and researcher on baroque culture and music. Deeply fascinated by various forms of art and literature of different historical styles, his aim is to immerse himself in the complex sensual coaction of aesthetic concepts in order to make them experienceable in his performances, in a contemporary context to a modern audience.

Christoph studied with Jörg-Andreas Bötticher at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, where he received the Master of Arts in 2018. He has performed with various ensembles in Europe and appeared in Festivals as both a chamber musician and soloist.

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(c) Martin Chiang