Martin Knizia organ/harps./director

Martin Knizia was educated at the Musikhochschule Lübeck (Germany) and the Royal Academy of Music in London. After having held a Junior Fellowship and position as Associate Professor for Baroque Organ Improvisation and Figured Bass at the Royal Academy or Music, he now pursues a busy career as conductor, soloist and continuo player. He has appeared at venues and festivals throughout England, including the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican Centre, the Purcell Room and the London Bach Festival. Most recently, Martin has conducted Handel's Acis and Galatea for the English Bach Festival at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio, and he has appeared on BBC Radio 3 with arias from Purcell's Fairy Queen. His interest in editing has resulted in a critically acclaimed edition of Orlando Gibbons's Complete Organ Works, published by Universal Edition, Vienna.

Debbie Diamond violin

Debbie Diamond performs regularly with the English Baroque Soloists, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, L'Orchestre Révolu-tionnaire et Romantique, Florilegium, The Sixteen, Fiori Musicali and Sonnerie. Her concert touring has taken her to Europe, Latvia, Estonia, Hong Kong, Mexico, the United States and Israel. As a soloist, she has given recitals in England, Canada, the United States and Israel. From 1996-1999, Debbie lived in Jerusalem, where she was the leader of the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra and a member of the Jerusalem Consort.

Sarah Moffat violin

Francisco del Amo viola da gamba

Francisco del Amo has performed in festivals throughout Europe both as a recitalist and with specialist ensembles such as Passemezzo, The New London Consort and La Trulla de Bozes. He has recorded for BBC Radio 3 and ASV Gaudeamus. Francisco is visiting professor of viola da gamba at the Joaquín Maya School of Music in Spain, teaches for the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain and has recently been appointed Head of Strings at the DaCapo Foundation in London. In addition, he conducts amateur ensembles such as the Camden Camerata and through Live Music Now! is involved in outreach work.



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