Portative Organ Meeting

The teachers (2011 - 2021)

Corina Marti

Harpsichord and recorder virtuoso Corina Marti is recognized internationally for her interpretations as soloist, chamber musician and teacher, travelling across Europe, America, the Middle and Far East. Her extensive discography of repertoire ranges from the 14th-century Istanpitte to the Late Baroque, and reflects the breadth of her musical interests. She has appeared with numerous ensembles as Hespèrion XXI, and the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, and is founding member of La Morra, an award-winning Early Music ensemble. Her ongoing research into aspects of the repertoire and the reconstruction of Early keyboard instruments has contributed substantially to the present-day revival of these instruments. She teaches at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Christophe Deslignes

In 1994 degree as concert soloist, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Numerous performances with “Mala Punica” followed on international concerts and CD recordings. With the CD “Les Maîtres de l'organetto florentin...“ he attained international fame as a soloist on the Organetto. Founder of “Millenarium” (1998-2008), several concerts given throughout Europe. Since then six CDs have been released with the well-known “Ricercar” label. He engaged in contemporary music, compositions, improvisation and oral tradition. Courses for medieval music, dance and acts. In 2014 the indigenous production of his new and remarkable triple solo album “Méditations-Polyphonies-Danses“ has been released.

Lucia Mense

Lucia Mense, recorder player as well as traverse flutist, presently resides in Cologne, this after completing her studies in that city at the Hochschule für Musik as well as Milano and Amsterdam where she received a diploma from the Sweelinck Konservatorium. Her teachers have included Walter van Hauwe, Marijke Miessen, Günther Höller and Pedro Memelsdorff. Her repertoire encompasses works from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, as well as the contemporary flute literature, which she is actively expanding and developing.
She has concertized throughout Europe, Russia, China and the United States as a soloist and as chamber musician. She has recorded for various radio stations in Germany as well as for CD labels such as Harmonia Mundi, Ars Musici, Los Angeles River Records, Mode Records/ New York and Touch Records/London.
Lucia Mense has appeared at major festivals throughout Europe, both in the contemporary arena as well as in the early music arena. She has contributed articles to important journals and has taught at Universities and Conservatoires in Europe and the USA.

Catalina Vicens

Switzerland/ Chile. As musician and researcher devoted to the Middle Ages and Renaissance, she has been invited to play on original instruments all over the world, including the oldest playable harpsichord (ca. 1525) at the NMM (USA). Besides radio/recordings she performs with ensembles in the USA, South America and all of Europe, on the most distinguished stages. She is artistic director of ensemble Servir Antico with whom she focuses her passion for the humanistic period and its music. Studies in Philadelphia, Freiburg and Basel. Doctoral candidate at Ghent and Leiden.

Stefan Keppler

Training in classical flute; various advanced courses on reed instruments and the music of the Middle Ages, e.g. with Ian Harrison and Marc Lewon. Since 1987, specialization in Early Music, e.g. foundation of the Early Music ensemble "Wolkenstayn" in 1999. Guest musician with "Mini Music München", "Schandmaul" and other ensembles.  Self-employed musician and teacher. Organ builder, specialized in reconstruction and building of Gothic period pipe organs.

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