The musicians of the new baroquetrio berlin share a common passion for baroque and chamber music and bring in the whole range of diversity of their musical experiences and activities. All three musicians are soloists of the new baroque orchestra berlin, which is involved in various concert activities from 2008.
One of the main interests of the new baroquetrio berlin is the rediscovery of women composers of the Baroque era.
Next to Classics of Baroque repertoire, the new baroquetrio berlin introduces unknown works of Baroque composers and works with different alternatives of performances: modern concert or “Historical Tafelmusik.” The new baroquetrio berlin plays exclusively on historical instruments: Baroque violin, Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord.
Anna Barbara Kastelewicz – Baroque Violin
The violinist Anna Barbara Kastelewicz is working as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster.
With performances and concert tours around Europe and Asia she is present nationally as much as internationally.
She is playing and recording for broadcast, TV and various media-recordings.
Anna Barbara Kastelewicz received her musical education as a violinist at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Professor Yfrah Neamen. She undertook additional studies in baroque violin with Rachel Podger. Another study period led her to Professor Fuks at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, in the USA. She gained wide musical experience in various classical orchestras, such as the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, as well as from working with conductors such as Kurt Masur and Lorin Maazel. Born in Berlin, she lives as a freelance artist in the city.
Anna Barbara Kastelewicz plays baroque violin and modern violin.
Her repertoire ranges from Renaissance to Contemporary and includes musicals and jazz.
On her baroque violin Anna Barbara Kastelewicz plays violin solo programmes of classical baroque literature – from early to high baroque.
With fondness she performs as a soloist, with orchestra, the concertos by Bach and Vivaldi.
Anna Barbara Kastelewicz designs Violin solo programmes on the modern violin that include works of contemporary music from 20th and 21st Century oeuvres and counteracts them with baroque compositions.
Arno Schneider – Harpsichord/Organ
Arno Schneider grew up in Stade, studied church music in Stuttgart and Berlin, and Cembalo with Christine Schornsheim in Leipzig.
Besides his tutoring activity at the UdK-Berlin he plays regularly with numerous known choirs and orchestras, the Berliner Philharmonikern, the NDR-Radiophilharmonie, the Staatskapelle Dresden, Ensemble Resonanz , Musica Fiata and mny more. Also he participated in the CD-production of the Deutschen Symphonie-Orchesters, the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchesters or the NDR. Arno Schneider worked under prestigious conductors like Giovanni Antonini, Kent Nagano, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Andrew Manze, Ton Koopman and Reinhard Goebel.
Sarah Perl – Viola da Gamba
Sarah Perl studied Viola da Gambaun der Achim Weigel in Würzburg, Niklas Trüstedt in Berlin and Hille Perl in Bremen. She took master-classes from JordiSavall, Paolo Pandolfo and Wieland Kuijken.
She played concerts and broadcastings, as well as CD-recordings, with such ensembles as Freiburger Barock Consort, Deutschen Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam, Ars Nova Kopenhagen, Orlando di Lasso Ensemble and EX early music ensemble Dublin.
With her Duo-partner Mira Lange, she developed solo literature for Viola da Gamba.
Sarah Perl isthe co-leader in the Gambenconsort Sirius Viols, with whom she produced several CDs.
The artist lives in Berlin.
Baroque women composers”
Most of the time women composers are neglected, although many of them created wonderful music. For a long time women composers were “undiscovered.” In this particular program, the compositions ofwomen composers will be introduced-each woman and work with its special story.
Violine-Cembalo will be exchanged with the rarely performed, extended Viola da Gamba.
Elisabeth Jaquette de la Guerre: Sonata I
Isabella Leonarda: Sonate Nr. 12 op. 16
Marin Marais: La Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Anna di Venezia: Sonate for flute III (B)
Antonio Bertali: Ciacona
Musical Europe of the Baroque time
In this program four greatest nations of the Baroque era will compete with each other: Italy, England, France and Germany.
The program shows musical styles in different national tone colours. The European diversityisobvious.
Ground, Passacaglia, Chiaconne–with melodic, vibrating bass in beautiful harmonies with virtuous and playful ornaments of the violin.
Giovanni Antonio PandolfiMealli: Sonata Quarta „La Biancuccia“, op. 4 Nr. 4
Antonio Bertali: Ciacona
John Bull: Galliarda to my Lord Lumley´s Paven
George Tollit (Tollet): A Division on a Ground
François Couperin: Premier Concert aus den „Concerts Royaux“
Marin Marais: Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Passacaglia
Johann Sebastian Bach: Violinsonate G-Dur, BWV 1021
„French expressivity: Trio sonatas“
French charm and ornamentations „joie de vivre“
Experience expressive chamber music art of France from the 17th century with trio-sonatas from the composers Marin Marais, Jean-Baptiste Lully and Jean-Philippe Rameau, as well as royal magnificence in such works as „Concerts Royaux“ from François Couperin.
„Die Viola da Gamba in the chamber music“
Rarely heard intimate instrument of the Baroque era, in following trio-sonatas will have a central role.
Georg Philipp Telemann: Trio sonatas from „Esserzii Musici“: F-Dur, F42:F3, h-moll, TWV42:h4
Johann Philipp Krieger: from the Trio sonatas Op. 2
Marin Marais: Sonate à la Maresienne
Dieterich Buxtehude: from the Trio sonatas Op. 1, Op. 2