Ensemble CAMBIATA Wien

Baroque performance on historical instruments
Katja KatanovaJolanta SosnowskaJulian GrahslRoman ChladaIvan BeckaMarkus Miesenberger

Ekaterina Shtykaleva-Katanova was born in 1979 in Moscow. She received her musical education at Moscow State Conservatory (2001-2006) with Professor Alexi Strelnikov (modern violin) and D. Sinkovski (baroque violin). She continued her studies in Vienna at the baroque violin class of professors Ulrike Engel and Gunar Letzbor, at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität in Austria. She collaborates with various ensembles in Europe. In Moscow, with the Pratum Integrum Orchestra, and the Opfermusik ensemble.

Jolanta Sosnowska is a child of musical parents, an organ virtuoso and a violinist. She begun playing the violin at the age of six. Following graduation from the K. Szymanowski Music Lyceum and the F. Chopin Music University in Warsaw under Mirosław Ławrynowicz, Jolanta received a scholarship to study and receive her second master's degree at the University of Illinois in America under the tutelage of Sibbi Bernhardsson. In 2004 she received the Paul Rolland Award as a winner of the P. Rolland Memorial Violin Competition in the US. Sosnowska continued her education at the Conservatory of Vienna with Werner Hink and later at the Early Music Department of the afore-mentioned Conservatory under Ulrike Engel and Gunar Letzbor. In addition, she has attended several violin master-classes led by **Ruggiero Ricci, Wolfgang Marschner, John Holloway, Eric Höbarth and Giuliano Carmignola. **Gradually and thoughtfully she was building a repertoire, establishing a direction where she would continue to develop her exceptional talent. Jolanta's knowledge and expertise of Baroque, Classical & Contemporary violin and her comprehension of composers' intent allows her to interpret their meaning with remarkable intuition & sophistication. Her performances in Europe, United States, Peru, Mexico and Japan have garnered critical praise, acclaim and audiences' **appreciation.* * She has played in many concert halls only to mention the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Concertgebouw in Brugge, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Konzerthaus in Berlin and Prinzregententheater of Munich. As a soloist she has been invited to take part in many festivals such as Austrian "Resonanzen", "Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik" or Danish "Vendsyssel Festival". Sosnowska as well collaborates with many baroque ensembles such as i.e. Ars Antiqua Austria, Harmoniae Suavitas, Ensemble 1756, Pandolfis Consort, Cambiata Wien and La Cetra Basel. She has recorded for Austrian Radio ORF, Polish TV Trwam, and labels like Deutsche Grammophon, Sony Classical, Pan Classics, Megavox and Acte Préalable. The latter released in 2011 her CD - a world premiere of the romantic violin and chamber works by Zygmunt Noskowski

Ivan Bečka born in Nitra in 1981, completed his violin performance studies at the Private Conservatory in Slovakia in 2004. Since 2005 he has been continuing his education at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität in Vienna, Early Music Department, in the baroque violin class of Professors Ulrike Engel and Gunar Letzbor. He attended master-courses led by Enrico Gatti, Peter Zajicek, the European Baroque Orchestra under Margaret Faultless, and Lars Ulrik Mortensen. He frequently performs as a soloist, as well as member of music ensembles in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Hungary. He collaborates with numerous ochestras and groups such as the Solamente Naturali, the Musica Aeterna, the Collegium Cantorum, Ars Antiqua Austria, Clemencic Consort and the Visegrad Baroque Orchestra.

Roman Chlada was born in Mödling in 1972. He is a graduate of the Franz Schmidt-Musikschule in Perchtoldsdorf, and the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität, where he studied Harpsichord, Organ, and Clavichord at the Early Music Department in the class of Professor Thomas Schmögner and later Professor Norbert Zeilberger. He participated in numerous master-courses dedicated to middle-ages ensemble music performance practice led by Kees Boeke and Guillermo Perez, as well as early baroque practice by Bruno Re and Mara Galassi. His performances include solo clavichord concerts, and continuo realisation within the music of 16th century.

Julian Grahsl born in Vienna in 1982, began his viola da gamba education at the age of 18. The private primary education was followed by ordinary studies with Professor Johanna Valencia and theory classes with Prof. Susanne Pumhößl. He attended master-classes led by Jordi Savall, Lorenz Duftschmidt and Claire Pottinger. He collaborates with the Early Music Department of the Konservatorium Wien and the Diciannove baroque orchestra. He is also a member of the Almayne Gamba Consort and performs regulary in Ruprechtskirche, Vienna and was guest at several festivals like Carinthischer Sommer. Julian Grahsl is a graduate student at the University of Technology in Vienna specializing in design of digital hardware.

Markus Miesenberger received his first violin lesson from Gunar Letzbor in his hometown Linz. He attended the Music Secondary School in Linz where he studied with Prof. Balduin Sulzer. His further education included the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Music University in Vienna, and the Anton Bruckner Private University. He studied Violin, and Baroque Viola, as well as Voice and Violin Pedagogy with such Professors as Bruno Steinschaden, Ernst Kovacic, Michi Gaigg, Sebastian Vittucci, Uwe Theimer, and KS Robert Holl. He graduated in 2006 and 2007 receiving Master of Arts and Magister artium degrees. Markus Miesenberger has given numerous performances as violinist and chamber musician throughout Austria, as well as in Italy and Germany. Since Summer 2002 he has been a member of the ‘Ars Antiqua Austria’ ensemble with which he was a guest at many baroque festivals in France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland, as well as at the Viennese Concert Hall (Konzerthaus), the Salzburger Festspielen, the Brühler Schlosskonzerten and at the 'Fiori musicali' festival in St. Florian. He also made numerous Radio and CD recordings with the ensemble. Markus Miesenberger is also present on the vocal scene in Austria. He is a regular guest at such festivals as the ‘Styriarte’, the ‘Carinthischen Sommer’ in Ossiach, the ‘Toujours Mozart’ at the Salzburger Residenz, as well as at such renowned concert halls as the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Stephaniensaal in Graz, the Palais Schwarzenberg in Vienna, and prominent abbeys in Austria. Mr. Miesenberger’s opera engagements include the Wiener Taschenoper at the Viennese Museum’s Quarter, Schlosstheater Schönbrunn performances, and productions at the Linzer Landestheater regarding the 2008/2009 season.