Ensemble Vintage Köln, founded in Cologne in 2009 as a period instrument ensemble, concertizes internationally and has been presented by various German radio stations (SWR, HR and WDR) and record labels (BIS, Naxos, Tacet/Eigenart). Special projects include the Rosary Sonatas of H.I.F. Biber, the complete Violin Sonatas by G.F. Handel, a staged version of Bach’s Cantata “Christ Lag in Todesbanden” and his “Musical Offering.” The musicians, who also teach at the Cologne University of Music and Dance, bring together decades of experience with historical experts and renowned ensembles. Violinist Ariadne Daskalakis pursues a unique career on both modern and baroque violin, celebrating the gamut of the violin repertoire. Rainer Zipperling is sought after equally as cellist and gambist by ensembles including the English Baroque Soloists and the Bach Collegium Japan. David Bergmüller won the Franz Aumann Prize at the H.I.F. Biber Competition in St. Florian and has concertized with Concentus Musicus, Ars Antiqua Austria and La Cetra, among others. Michael Borgstede plays harpsichord, fortepiano and organ, appearing regularly as soloist and with the Ensemble Musica Ad Rhenum.
2022 Festival Performances include:
The complete Biber Mystery Sonatas with Ruth Padel
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