Giulia Genini After her recorder studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Conrad Steinmann – diploma in 2008 with distinction – she began studying historical bassoons with Josep Borras and Donna Agrell. She obtained her Master in Historical Performance Practice in baroque bassoon and dulcian in 2010, with distinction. During her studies she took part in numerous Master Classes, notably with Jordi Savall, Pierre Hamon, Masaaki Suzuki, Steven Devine and Katharina Arfken. She was awarded a scholarship of the FriedlWald Stiftung Basel (2005), as well as the ASRI Prize in 2009 (Schweizerische Gesellschaft zur Pflege der kulturellen und wirtschaftlichen Beziehungen zu Italien/Basel). As a recorder player and a bassoonist she performs with Ensembles such as: I Barocchisti, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Capriccio Basel, Il Complesso Barocco, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre de l’Académie Européenne, Britten Pears Baroque Orchestra, Cantus Cölln, Freiburger Barockorchester, Il Gusto Barocco, Cappella Mediterranea and Accademia degli Astrusi conducted by Diego Fasolis, Andrea Marcon, Ottavio Dantone, Alan Curtis, Leonardo Garcia-Alarcon, William Christie, Masaaki Suzuki, Konrad Junghänel, Ivor Bolton, Gabriel Garrido, Andreas Stoehr, Bruce Dickey and Charles Toet, Jörg Halubeck, Federico Ferri. She has worked with artists such as Cecilia Bartoli, Philippe Jaroussky, Ann Hallenberg, Vivica Geneaux, Magdalena Kožená, Patricia Petibon, Karina Gauvin, Max Emanuel Cencic, Amandine Beyer, Maria Cristina Kiehr, Maurice Steger, Bruce Dickey and Charles Toet.In october 2012 she performed as a guest recorder player with the Berliner Philharmoniker for a Vivaldi programm conducted by Andrea Marcon. As a soloist she performed together with Venice Baroque Orchestra lead by Andrea Marcon at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival, Settimane Musicali di Ascona, Geneva Victoria Hall, Carinthischer Sommer Festival Ossiach, 59. Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau in Ostbayern, in Spivey Hall New Orelans and in New York Carnegie Hall.Radio recordings for RSI Radio Svizzera Italiana Rete Due, Radio de la Suisse Romande Espace 2, Radio Swiss Classic, Radio Classique France, SRF Kultur und MDR, video recordings for ARTE, TSI and Schweizer Fernsehen and CD recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Virgin Classics, Decca and CPO.She was member of the jury for the Swiss Youth Music Competition in 2010 and 2012. She teaches recorder at the Freie Musikschule in Basel.
Lisa Goldberg is from Canberra, Australia where she studied modern bassoon at the Canberra School of Music (Australian Institute of the Arts), receiving a Bachelor of Music followed by a Graduate Diploma, and performing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. After lessons with Simon Rickard on baroque bassoon she was soon after performing with him in the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Australian Chamber Orchestra. In 2002 she moved to the Netherlands with an Ian Potter grant to study historical bassoon with Donna Agrell at the Koninklijk Conservatory, The Hague. Since living in Europe Lisa has been playing with many renowned orchestras and ensembles including Les Muffatti, Il Gardellino, Ricercar Ensemble, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Anima Eterna, Collegium Vocale Gent (Herreweghe), Concerto Copenhagen, Les Musiciens Du Louvre, Nederlandse Bach Vereniging, Gabrieli Consort, B’Rock, New Dutch Academy, Il Fondamento, Octopus Baroque Orchestra, Concerto d’Amsterdam, Copenhagen Drengkor, Ars Nova Copenhagen, L’Orfeo Barockorkester, Kölner Akademie, DENY Opera, and Pinchgut Opera in Sydney, Australia. Lisa will soon play as soloist with Les Muffatti and is also a founding member of the chamber group Satyr’s Band. She has made many recorindgs for various labels including Ramée, Zig-Zag Territoires, BIS, Mirare, Naïve, and ABC Classics. She is now regularly playing on dulcian, baroque, classical and romantic bassoons, covering a wide range of repertoire and styles. Lisa is currently based in Ghent, Belgium.