Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726) was an Italian Baroque composer. As a Jesuit he volunteered to work in the Reductions of Paraguay where his musical expertise did much to develop the natural musical talents of the Guaranis. He is remembered as the most accomplished musician among Jesuit missionaries.
Robin Blaze is a countertenor. The son of a professional golfer Peter, Robin Blaze grew up in Shadwell, near Leeds and was educated at Leeds Grammar School, Uppingham School, and the University of Oxford (BA Music).
Jed Wentz studied traverso with Barthold Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. He has performed with leading early music ensembles like Musica Antiqua Koln, the Gabrielli Consort and Les Musiciens du Louvre.
Marion Verbruggen (1950- ) is a Dutch recorder player and teacher. Verbruggen was born in Amsterdam and studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory. She then studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Frans Brüggen.
The ensemble Romanesca was formed by Nigel North, together with Andrew Manze (violin) and John Toll (harpsichord & organ) and for ten years (1988-1998) they explored, performed and recorded 17th century chamber music winning several international awards for their recordings.