2014

2014 Biographies

Alfonso Marin

Alfonso Marin Alfonso Marin began his musical studies at the Conservatory of Tenerife (Spain), and later on studied at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam where he obtained his Classical Guitar and Vihuela degree under Lex Eisenhardt. From 1998 he devoted himself entirely to the study of early plucked instruments, continuing his …

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Dr. Yonit Kosovske

Dr. Yonit Kosovske Dr. Yonit Kosovske has performed as a soloist, chamber artist, and artistic director throughout the United States, Israel, Hong Kong, Spain, Ireland, Ecuador and Colombia. Holding degrees in both modern and historical keyboard instruments, Yonit concertizes on harpsichord, fortepiano, chamber organ, and modern piano. Her performances have …

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Julia Corry

Julia Corry Born in New Zealand, and educated in Australia, Julia Corry studied in the Netherlands at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague with Barthold Kuijken from 1990 until 1998. During this time she also participated in masterclasses with many other well-known early music exponents such as Wilbert Hazelzet, Elizabeth …

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Malcolm Proud

Malcolm Proud Malcolm Proud combines an international career as a harpsichordist and organist with his work as an instrumental teacher and senior lecturer on the BA Music Degree course at Waterford Institute of Technology. He is also organist and choirmaster of St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny. He is a graduate of …

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Marja Gaynor

Marja Gaynor Marja Gaynor hails from Finland but is based in Cork, Ireland. She studied at Cork School of Music with Adrian Petcu, where she was awarded a first class honour MA in 2004. She continued her early music studies on violin and viola at The Royal Conservatoire of The …

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Maya Homburger

Maya Homburger Born and educated in Zurich, Switzerland, Maya Homburger moved to England in 1986 to join John Eliot Gardiner’s English Baroque Soloists, Trevor Pinnock’s The English Concert and other period instrument groups. Ever since meeting the composer and solo bassist Barry Guy – on the occasion of an extended …

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Monica Huggett

Monica Huggett, baroque violin Monica Huggett is the artistic director of the Irish Baroque Orchestra and the first artistic director of the Juilliard School’s Historical Performance Program, New York. She previously co-founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra with Ton Koopman; founded her own London-based ensemble Sonnerie; worked with Christopher Hogwood at …

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Sarah McMahon

Sarah McMahon Sarah McMahon began her cello studies with Nora Gilleece at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin in 1987. In 1995 she moved to London where she studied at the Royal Academy of Music with David Strange, Jenny Ward-Clarke and Colin Carr, graduating in 2001 with a …

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Thérese Timoney

Thérese Timoney Thérese Timoney plays Baroque and modern violin. Her repertoire ranges from music of the 1600′s through to the music of today. She has had works written for her by James Wilson, John Kinsella, David Byers, Eric Sweenery, Philip Martin and Frank Corcoran. Thérese is a former leader and …

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Valeria Mignaco

Valeria Mignaco Valeria Mignaco was born in Rosario, Argentina and began taking singing lessons at the age of 14. In 1996 she moved to The Netherlands and followed the Classical Singing  studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where she obtained her Masters’ singing  diploma, specializing in Renaissance and …

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