Castello di Duino, Trieste, Italy

16-25 September, 2011

Music Course of the Orpheon Foundation

The Vazquez Collection of Historical String Instruments

Violins, Violas da gamba, Viola d’amore, Violoncellos, Double Basses from 1500 to 1789

Susanne Braumann began her viola da gamba studies with Wolfgang Eggers at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen during her secondary school, later continuing with Hannelore Mueller at the Schola cantorum basiliensis and Wieland Kuijken at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag. She concertised in all of Europe, Cuba, and the USA, including in the Frick Collection (NYY), the Holland Festival, Utrecht, Wigmore Hall, London, Philharmonie, Köln and the York Early Music Festival and performed under the direction of August Wenzinger, Ton Koopman, Paul van Nevel, Jos van Immerseel, Roy Goodman, Hartmut Haenchen and Ed Spanjaard.

Susanne Braumann, a resident of Amsterdam, is a founding member of The Locke Consort, which received first prizes in competitions in Boston (Bodky Competition) and London (Early Music Network Competition). As a soloist, she has performed with the Nederlands Kamerorkest, the Hamburger Staatsoper, the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, the Royal Danish Opera, the Concertgebouw Kamerorkest, the Deutschen Oper am Rhein and the Nederlands Danstheater.

Susanne plays on original instrumentens or copies: a 6-string viola da gamba by Giorgio Bairhoff, Napels, 1752, a 7-string viola da gamba from South Germany, ca. 1680, a treble viol by Andreas Jaiss, 1741, a Lirone and aBaryton by Bert Dekker, 1999 und 2007.

CD-recordings with Susanne Braumann have been nominated for the Grammophone Award (with The Locke Consort) and the Edison (with Phantasm) . Her Solo-CD with Fred Jacobs, Theorbo for the label, Globe, with works by Marin Marais  has been positively received by the press.

Donát Deáky
harpsichord, organ

Donát Deaky, born in Pecs, Hungary in 1979, began his piano studies with 6 years of age. He obtained his diplomas in musical pedagogy and chamber music at the University of Györ, Hungary. Studies of harpsichord and early music performance at the Conservatory of Vienna, Austria with Norbert Zeilberger. As pianist and harpsichordist he performs regularly in Austria and the whole of Europe and has recorded with the Orpheon Consort.

Christian Kausel
baroque violin & viola

The young violinist from Chile, studying at the Vienna Univeristy for Music in October, 2010. This is his third project with the Orpheon Consort.



Lúcia Krommer
viola da gamba, Baroque violoncello, viol consort

Born in Hungary, Lúcia Krommer received in Budapest her diploma with distinction for the violoncello, the viola da gamba and chamber music in 1996. She subsequently studied the viola da gamba with José Vázquez at the University for Music in Vienna, with whom she appears frequently in concert. She taught viola da gamba, Baroque violoncello and chamber music at the Department for Early Music at the University of Brno from 2002 to 2006, as well as in numerous academies in France, Spain, Great Britain, the Czech Republic and Hungary. She travels all over Europe with the viola da gamba and baroque violoncello as a soloist and as a member of numerous Baroque ensembles. She concertizes and records regularly with Orpheon Consort.


Kunihiro Mimura
viola da gamba

Born in Japan in 1977, he began piano at the age of 4, obtaining his dipoloma in 1999 at the University of Kanagawa in Toukai. He pursued his piano studies with Paul Gulda, Joo-An Koh and Viktor Teufelmeier at the University for Music in Vienna and the viola da gamba with José Vázquez. He performs in Japan and in all of Europe. He is a member of the Orpheon Consort, with which he has recorded and performed.

Ludovica Mosca (Italy)
harpsichord, ensembles, Baroque dance

The artist Ludovica Mosca has studied music, dance and fine arts. Acclaimed by critic and public she performs and teaches regularly in Spain, Europe, United States, Latin-America and Asia.

Born in Paris from Italian parents she studied piano at the Conservatorio Superior del Liceo of Barcelona with G.Garganta and lately with P.Vallribera and E.Casals. She moved to Antwerpen (Belgium) to study with F.Gevers at the Royal Music Conservatory winning a First Prize. She pursued her studies in Paris with A.Motard and several courses with J.Demus, J.van Immerseel, R.Tureck, J.Savall, G.Hadjinikos, S.Chelibidache and H.Zender. She also studied guitar with G.Tarragó and conducting with A.Ros-Marbá.
Her repertoire goes from the old masters of the XVII Century to the contemporary composers. She performed the premiere in Spain of the Sonata by Elliot Carter and “For Christian Wolf” by Morton Feldman as well as many works by spanish composers. She gives courses about Bach, Haydn, Contemporary music, Improvisation, Piano pedagogy, Musical memory, Relaxation, Baroque dance for musicians and Castanets. She has broadcast for Radio Nacional de España, Belgium Television, TV3 de Catalunya and has recorded many CD with piano as well as castanets.

Among her Prizes we mention the International Prize Alex de Vries (Belgium) for her performance of the Rhapsody in Blue by G.Gershwin with The Filharmonic Orchestra of Antwerp.The International 3th Prize Maria Canals (Duo LLinares-Mosca), the First Prize at the International Yamaha Competition (Klavier Quartett de Barcelona). From 1991 together with the jazz pianist Manel Camp she made  the Contrast-Duo with whom has recorded four CD and from 2003 she follows it with the jazz pianist Francesc Capella. She also works regularly with the cellist Iñaki Etxepare, with whom has recorded the “Violoncello Castañolero” (Cello & Castanets) CD.

Ludovica Mosca is member of the Faculty from the Luthier School, Juan Pedro Carrero School and the Piano teachers Seminary of the Artmusic school in Barcelona as well of the Sitges Contemporary Music Course, from 2007 in Terrassa. From 2003 she is also musical instrument coordinator of the Institut Llongueres de Barcelona. She is member of the jury in several competitions in Spain, France and the United States.

Author of the New Boileau-Urtext edition of the klavier works by J.S.Bach and the “25 Pieces by W.A.Mozart ” as well as the “Six Sonates” by N.Casanoves for the Montserrat Abbey Publications. Ludovica Mosca has work periodically with the renowed musicologist H.C. Robbins-Landon about the works of F.J.Haydn and the classical period and had the opportunity to play on a pianoforte that was from Haydn himself.

Loni Patt Engel
viola da gamba, viol consort

Grown up in an Early Music surrounding (my father, Christian Patt was a historical musical instrument maker, who, together with my mother and friends made a notable contribution to Early Music in Switzerland ), I not only learned to play, but also to build the viol, at the Violin-making School in Mittenwald.Then followed a wonderful time in London, playing consort music every night of the week, while working for the renowned viol-maker, Dietrich Kessler. Back in Switzerland I got to know José Vázquez who invited me to join in on many interesting projects which very much helped to improve my skills. Besides I discovered my love for singing and playing in mixed consorts like „Gelato Misto Musicale“. Time goes on – I married an „Engel“ and priorities changed. What a wonderfull chance to be part now of this course in Duino!

José Vázquez (Cuba)
artistic director
viola da gamba, Baroque violin, ensembles

was born in La Habana, Cuba, a city founded around 1500 by Spanish colonists during the reign of Charles V, which soon became the gateway to the New World. He lived next to the then rabble-rouser student, Fidel Castro, with whose son he often visited the zoo, therefore his family knew what to expect: so after the delusion of the Revolution, José left his native land with his family for North America in 1961, where he spent the ensuing 13 years of his life. He studied at Northwestern University (Chicago) and performed in the Collegium Musicum of the University of Chicago under the direction of Howard Meyer Brown for four years before undertaking professional studies of the viola da gamba with Hannelore Müller and baroque violin with Jaap Schroeder at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland. In 1980 he was appointed to the Conservatory of Music in Winterthur, Switzerland, where he teaches performance practice, viola da gamba and baroque violin. In 1982 he was appointed professor for viola da gamba at the University of Music in Vienna, Austria. Concerts as soloist (viola da gamba concerti, passions) with various European orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Zürich Opera Orchestra, Salzburg Chamber Orchestra, The Smithsonian Chamber Players under directors like, Riccardo Chailly, Florian Heyerick, Günter Jena, Helmut Rilling, Franz Welser-Möst. Recordings with diverse ensembles (Ex Tempore, Belgium; Hans-Martin Linde, Switzerland; Musica Antiqua Köln, Germany…). Founder and director of the Orpheon Baroque Orchestra and Orpheon Consort, with which numerous recordings have been made.
In recognition of his artistic achievements the Austrian Government awarded José Vázquez the Silver Cross-of-Honour for Merit of the Republic of Austria. (Silbernes Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich).


Music: François Couperin – La Sultanne