Concert Zampogna

© Jan Kobow

The ensemble Concerto Zampogna was founded in 2013 with the intention of performing music mainly on historical instruments for hurdy-gurdy.


Christian Walter, actually a studied recorder player and baroque bassoonist, is one of the rare virtuosos on the instrument, which is still quite unknown in Germany.
The ensemble has set itself the task of performing chamber music for hurdy-gurdy in the style of performance practice, with original gut stringing and historical tunings. Two CD productions on the Primton label bear witness to this.


Concerto Zampogna has already gained a good reputation at the Händelhaus Halle, at the Dresden early music series “Offenes Palais”, at the Telemann Festival in Magdeburg and debuts in 2021 with its children’s opera production “Almira and Tabarco” at the Bundesmusikakademie Rheinsberg.
The hurdy-gurdy was already used in the Middle Ages by its players for song accompaniment. Christian Walter also sometimes sings himself on suitable songs and, as an experienced continuo player, arranges colorful accompaniments.


Christine Trinks

© Christian Walter

lives as a freelance baroque violinist in Berlin.

She studied at the HfM Weimar, the HMT Leipzig and the Koninklijke Conservatorium Brussels. In 2002 she became a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra and in 2005 she received a scholarship in the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment London.

She performs regularly throughout Germany and Europe. Radio and CD recordings document her artistic activity.


Christian Walter

© Christian Walter

first studied recorder at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg. This was followed by studies at the Conservatory in The Hague and at the Academy for Early Music in Bremen in the subject of historical bassoon instruments with Michael McCraw and Donna Agrell.
Christian Walter has lived in Berlin since 1993.



Gösta Funck

© Christian Walter

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