Eric
Hoeprich

clarinet

For the past twenty-five years Eric Hoeprich has specialized in performing on historical clarinets, ranging from music of the Baroque to the late Romantic. Educated at Harvard University and the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague, he is currently a professor at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague and Indiana University, Bloomington. As a founding member of the Orchestra of the 18th Century, Hoeprich performs with this orchestra and many of the major early music ensembles, often as a soloist. He frequently plays chamber music concerts, and in addition to Nachtmusique, founded the Stadler Trio (three basset horns) in 1985. His dozens of recordings with various ensembles are currently available on labels such as Philips, EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, SONY, Glossa and Decca.

 

Oscar Arguëlles

clarinet

Oscar Arguëlles first studied the clarinet at the Conservatorio de Tarragona, and took the Bachelors Diploma at the Conservatorio de Barcelona in 1999. He subsequently moved to The Netherlands to study historical clarinet at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague. He obtained the Masters degree in 2007, with a specialty in performing on the chalumeau, which he meanwhile also began to build. His studies were generously supported by the Ministry of Culture in Spain and by the Catalan Department of Culture. He plays regularly with Anima Eterna, Concerto Köln, Les Talens Lyrique, Musica Antiqua Köln, Al Ayre Español, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie and the Orchestra of the 18th Century.

 

Javier
Zafra

bassoon

Javier Zafra first studied bassoon in his native Alicante, and subsequently at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague, where he specialized in playing the historical bassoon. He is a member of the Freiburger Barockorchester, and continues to perform throughout Europe in ensembles such as the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Anima Eterna, Al Ayre Español, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie and La Chambre Philharmonique in Paris, where he resides. He teaches at the Sommerakademie in Freiburg, and plays on a bassoon by F. Triebert, Paris from c.1800.

 

Eyal.
Streett

bassoon

Eyal Streett studied bassoon in Israel, subsequently moving to Holland to specialize in historical bassoon at the Royal Conservatory of Music, followed by the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan. In the recent past he has toured and recorded with some of leading early music ensembles, such as the Orchestra of the 18th Century, Freiburger Barockorchester, La Petite Bande, Les Talens Lyriques and the Netherlands Bach Society. In addition he performs frequently with various chamber music ensembles, including Rubato Appassionato and Balthazar.

 

Erwin Wieringa

horn

Erwin Wieringa studied horn with Hans Dullaert at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague. Since then he has become a member of the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Orchestra of the 18th Century and the Netherlands Bach Society. He possesses a collection of fine horns dating from the 18th and 19th centuries and plays on an instrument by the well-known Parisian maker, Courtois.

 

Gijs
Laceulle

horn

Gijs Laceulle studied horn and natural horn in Amsterdam and in Dresden, after which he made the decision to concentrate his efforts on historical instruments. He plays regularly with the Orchestra of the 18th Century, Netherlands Bach Society, Freiburger Barockorchester and the Akademie für Alte Musik in Berlin. He has toured throughout Europe and North America, and currently plays on a period horn built by Raoux in Paris, c.1800.