Sir Simon Denis Rattle, (born January 19, 1955) is an English conductor. He rose to prominence as conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and is currently principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic (BPO).
Marc Minkowski is a French conductor of mostly Baroque works and French Neoclassical music, born in Paris in 1962. His father was Alexandre Minkowski. Marc Minkowski is a Chevalier du Mérite.
He began his musical career as a bassoonist for either René Clemencic's Clemencic Consort or Philippe Pierlot's Ricercar Consort.
Malcolm Martineau (born February 3, 1960) is a Scottish pianist. Born in Edinburgh, and educated at George Watson's College, Malcolm Martineau read Music at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. In 1981 he went on to study at the Royal College of Music and currently studies with Joyce Rathbone.
Musica Amphion, founded in 1993 by harpsichord and recorder player Pieter-Jan Belder, is dedicated to the performance of orchestral and chamber music from the 17th and 18th century on original instruments.