Ellen Bundy began studying the violin at the age of seven, and recently graduated from the Royal College of Music, London, where she studied baroque violin with Lucy Russell. On graduating, Ellen was awarded a Masters degree with Distinction, as well as the McKenna prize for Historical Performance. She also studied for her Bachelors degree at the RCM, studying violin with Yossi Zivoni. Ellen began orchestral playing at a young age with local youth orchestras in Hampshire, and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She now performs regularly with ensembles including the Gabrieli Consort and Players, Florilegium, St James’ Baroque and the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists, most recently as part of festivals like the Thüringer Bachwochen and Wratislavia Cantans. She has also participated in the Britten-Pears Artists Foundation with Christian Curnyn, and Dartington International Summer School. Ellen has an active interest in chamber music, primarily with her group Medici with whom she has recently performed at the London (formerly Lufthansa) Festival of Baroque Music, the Bach Steinitz Festival, the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands and the London Handel Festival, as well as performances in Bologna, Milan and Frascati in 2014. She has been privileged to take masterclasses with Lewis Kaplan, Rainer Sonne and Tasmin Little, as well as Kati Debretzeni, Matthew Truscott, and Elizabeth Wallfisch.
Matthea de Muynck was born in Rotterdam in 1988 and started to play the violin at the age of 8. While studying Classics at Leiden University, she had the opportunity to study the violin concurrently at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. From that moment she realized that performing music was more than just a hobby. Therefore, after finishing her Bachelor in University, she continued to study violin at the Royal Conservatoire with Janet Krause. As part of this, she spent a semester in Leipzig studying with Friedemann Wezel, and while in Leipzig she received her first baroque violin lessons from Mechthild Karkow. As early music has been one of her strongest interests, Matthea continued to study baroque violin with David Rabinovich in The Hague. She is currently doing a Masters at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam with Shunske Sato and Sayuri Yamagata. Matthea has taken part in numerous masterclasses with among others Jacqueline Ross, Carolin Widmann, Gottfried von der Goltz and the Vogler Quartet. As a member of Fidessa string quartet, Matthea has performed in major concert halls throughout the Netherlands, and international tours have taken her to Italy and Brazil. She also performs with renowned baroque ensembles in The Netherlands, including De Nederlandse Bachvereniging and Musica Amphion. Matthea plays on a violin by Christof Klinger (1634) given in loan to her by The Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.
Alice Earll developed a passion for baroque music early on in her career and is now studying Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music with Pavlo Beznosiuk. She regularly works with orchestras across Europe and the USA, including performances with the Academy of Ancient Music at the BBC Proms and as part of the Lincoln Centre’s Mostly Mozart Festival. Alice also plays with Devon Baroque, the International Rameau Ensemble and has performed as part of the Irish Baroque Orchestra Masterclass Series with Monica Huggett. As well as orchestral playing Alice is part of a successful chamber group, Ensemble Molière, which specialises in French baroque music. This summer the ensemble has performed at the Bruges and Utrecht Early Music Festivals and has been selected to take part in the 2015 Brighton Early Music Festival, Early Music Live! Scheme.
Mayah Kadish was born in Rome in 1988 and grew up in London. She studied for ten years at London’s Junior Royal Academy of Music, and in 2010 graduated from King’s College London in Philosophy. In 2011 she returned to the Royal Academy of Music for a Master’s degree, studying with Remus Azoitei, after which she began studying baroque repertoire in Sicily with Enrico Onofri, and modern repertoire in the Netherlands with Vera Beths. Mayah performs across Europe mainly with baroque and contemporary repertoire, and has performed as soloist, chamber musician and ensemble member in many of London’s most prestigious venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Conway Hall, St Martin in the Fields and LSO St Luke’s. Highlights of her career so far include playing the Telemann triple violin concerto on a European tour with violinists Enrico Onofri and Elicia Silverstein, giving a recital on the Beech-Back Stradivarius at the Ashmolean Museum’s Stradivarius exhibition, working with the London Sinfonietta Academy under George Benjamin, and stealing the solo soprano part in Bach’s cantata BWV 150 on the violin with Stargaze at the Haldern Pop Festival. She is a member of London-based contemporary ensemble X.Y, Berlin-based Stargaze under the direction of André De Ridder, and is a member of the period performance group the Volta Ensemble.
David began his musical career as a chorister of the National Boys Choir of Australia with whom he performed frequently as a soloist. In 1996, David appeared in The Australian Opera’s productions of Otello and Nabucco. After studying jazz violin at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia, David’s love of improvisation eventually led him to the world of early music, where in 2009 he began studying baroque violin at the Early Music Studio, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music with Rachael Beesley and Julia Fredersdorff. Having recently completed his undergraduate studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Shunske Sato and Sayuri Yamagata, David is now based in Paris and doing his Masters under the tutelage of François Fernandez at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. David is a founding member of the Amsterdam Corelli Collective, an ensemble selected to participate in Ambronay’s ‘2015 eeemerging’ project. The ACC recently performed at the Seviqc Brežice Festival in Slovenia, where David was a featured soloist. David has performed and recorded extensively throughout Europe and Australia with many notable ensembles including Symphonie Atlantique, Stile Galante, Ensemble Odyssee and the Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands. David has also collaborated with such distinguished artists as Enrico Gatti, Martin Gester and Sigiswald Kuijken.
Born into a family of musicians, Corinne has played the violin since the age of 7, and at 17 she became a student at Montreal University. In 2004, she studied musicology and violin at the Conservatoire de Lille, France, with Radu Blidar and obtained a Premier Prix à l’Unanimité. Corinne holds a doctorate from Montreal University (2013), completed under direction of Vladimir Landsman and Luce Beaudet. Corinne has toured Europe and Canada with the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra. Winner of the Montreal Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, she has performed as soloist under the baton of Louis Lavigueur and with the Montreal Intercultural Orchestra. Corinne is a winner of the Instrument Bank Competition of the Foundation Jeunesses Musicales Canada.She has received scholarships from Montreal University and from the Foundation for Polish Culture in Montreal. Corinne played with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, I Musici de Montréal, participated in theatre projects and performed chamber music and solo recitals in Canada and Switzerland. From 2005 to 2013, she taught violin at École des Jeunes de l’Université de Montréal. Wishing to live her passion for early music, Corinne Raymond-Jarczyk is currently a masters candidate at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in the class of Amandine Beyer. She performs with Les Cornets Noirs and Bach Collegium Zürich. She was invited to join Les Arts Florissants Junior Programme for their upcoming projects. Corinne is delighted to join EUBO.
Justyna Skatulnik was born in 1989 in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland. She graduated from the Academy of Music in Łódź in 2013. As well as performing modern repertoire, she has become increasingly interested in early music. Working with top experts in this field inspired her to begin studying baroque violin at the Academy of Music in Łódź under the guidance of Judyta Tupczyñska. At present she is studying baroque violin at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln with Richard Gwilt. In 2014 she received an arts scholarship from the Łódź Province Marshal. A year later, she reached the finals of Deutscher Musikwettbewerb with the German ensemble Gradus ad Parnassum. Also in 2015, Cordatus, a trio she co-founded, won first prize in the Poznañ early music competition “Forum Kameralne Muzyki Dawnej”. She has taken part in workshops and artistic sessions of early music under the direction of Olivia Centurioni, Joanna Huszcza, Jesper Christensen, Mechthild Blaumer, Zbigniew Pilch, Rodolfo Richter, Gottfried von der Goltz and Rachel Podger and also Freiburger Barockorchester and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. An avid performer at early music festivals in Poland, Germany and Netherlands, she has also recorded Polish baroque music for DUX Recordings Producers as a member of Concerto Antemurale.
Born in 1989 in Tel-Aviv, Hed asked to learn how to play the violin at the age of four. As a boy soprano he performed as a soloist with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra as well as other Israeli orchestras and choirs. Winner of Scholarships and awards including the America Israel Cultural Foundation (in the fields of violin, composition and chamber music), the Verbier Academy APCAV prize and Live Music Now scholarships, Hed graduated from the music academies in Jerusalem, Munich and Zurich, where he studied with Ana Chumachenco and Nora Chastain. In the years 2013-2015 he was part of the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, receiving the Hubermann scholarship. His musical interests range from early to modern music and collaborations with other forms of art, solo and chamber music as well as orchestral playing. A student of the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg in the classes of Reinhard Goebel and Igor Ozim. In the season 2015/2016 Hed is a member of EUBO and the OAE Experience scheme. He was recently appointed first associate concertmaster of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
Italian violinist Maria Ines Zanovello grew up in a musical family and began her studies at the age of seven. She gained a diploma in modern violin at the Conservatory of Music of Padua with Giovanni Angeleri in 2010, and the she studied with Sonig Tchakerian at the academy Antiruggine. From 2006 to 2010 she played in the Orchestra Regionale dei Conservatori del Veneto, working with conductors including Piero Bellugi, Eliahu Inbal and Gianluigi Gelmetti. From 2008 to 2014 she played also as a soloist with the foundation Junges Musikpodium under the leadership of Stefano Montanari. She began to study baroque violin at the Conservatory of Music of Castelfranco Veneto with Giorgio Fava in 2012, and in 2016 she will finish her baroque violin Masters degree at the Musikhochschule of Trossingen with Anton Steck. She played in masterclasses with Leon Spierer, Ilia Grubert, Sonig Tchakerian, Stefano Montanari, Alessandro Perpich, Rachel Podger, Adelina Oprean, Enrico Gatti, Susanne Scholz, and John Holloway. In 2014 she was selected to work with Academia Montis Regalis with conductor Alessandro De Marchi. Since 2010 Maria Ines has been working throughout Europe, playing with various orchestras both as a chamber musician and as a soloist.