Fredrik From, violin
Fredrik From studied at the Academy of Music in Gothenburg, and The Royal College of Music in London. He is concertmaster of Concerto Copenhagen, Göteborg Baroque and Ensemble 1700 Lund, and performs regularly with ensembles such as Barokksolistene and The Amsterdam String Quartet. Fredrik has toured in the USA, Japan, Brasil and most of Europe.
John Wilson Meyer, violin
John Wilson Meyer studied the violin with Maurice Clare at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and baroque and classical violin with Marie Leonhardt in Amsterdam. He is a founding member of The Locke Consort, an ensemble specialising in 17th century music and recipient of numerous international awards, including first prizes in The Van Wassanear Competition (NL), The Early Music Network Competition (UK) and The Erwin Bodky Competition (USA).
John is principal second violin with Anima Eterna (Jos van Immerseel). He also performs regularly with The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra (Ton Koopman), Concerto Vocale (René Jacobs) and La Chambre Philharmonique (Emmanuel Krivine).
Bjarte Eike, viola
Bjarte Eike studied violin at the Grieg Academy in Bergen and baroque violin with Richard Gwilt in London, where he recieved "Distinction" (highest mark). Bjarte Eike was Artist in residence at the International Festival in Bergen 2008. He is a founding member of the internationally acclaimed ensemble Baroque Fever, and works as a freelance violinist and concertmaster all over Europe in ensembles such as Concerto Copenhagen, Concerto Palatino, I Fagiolini, Dunedin Consort, Caecilia-Concert, Arte dei Suonatori, Altapunta and Bergen Barokk. He is also the Artistic Director of the newly formed Norwegian baroque ensemble Barokksolistene, designed as a dynamic platform where excellent musicians can meet. Eike plays in cross over formations such as the Magnetic North Orchestra, a free improvising string trio called Stryk!, and has developed the project SIWAN together with composer Jon Balke and the Moroccan jazz singer Amina Alaoui. Bjarte Eike has participated in a large number of recordings on labels like ECM,Chandos, Harmonia Mundi, CPO and BIS. He teaches baroque violin at the GriegAcademy in Bergen and is a guest teacher at the Royal Danish Music conservatory.
Thomas Pitt, cello
After graduating with honours from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Thomas Pitt went to The Netherlands to study with Wouter Möller at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. He was awarded the soloists diploma in 1998. After graduating Thomas has built up a busy performing and recording career, working as solo-cellist with groups such as Concerto Copenhagen (Lars Ulrik Mortensen), Ensemble 1700, The Academy of Ancient Music, the Gabrieli Consort (Paul Mc Creesh) and The English Concert. He has worked as soloist and director with the Polish group Arte dei Suonatori, and is active as a chamber musician on numerous significant international stages with The Amsterdam String Quartet, Baroque Fever, Magnetic North Orchestra and others. Since 2005 he has worked at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory as teacher of baroque cello, chamber music and performance practice and in 2007 he became the head of the Early Music department at this same conservatorium. Thomas also gives summer schools; most recently he was the initiator and artistic coordinator of the Haydn Summer School 2009 held at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.