Elisabeth Pawelke studied voice and historical harp at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basle and at the Trossingen University of Music from which she graduated with a Master of Early Music degree. In addition she took singing lessons with Gundula Anders, Sabine Lutzenberger and Eric Mentzel and attended master classes given, et al., by Emma Kirkby. She also studied music pedagogy, musicology, and German Medieval Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and at the University of Basle graduating with a Master of Arts degree. She sang, et al., with the ensembles RicciCapricci, VocaMe, Estampie, Egeria and The Muses' Fellows at festivals in Germany and Europe, such as The Oude Muziek Festival in Utrecht (The Netherlands), International Messiaen Week in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Trollhättans Tidig Musik Dagar (Sweden) and the Bachtage at Wiblingen Monastery. Together with the ensemble VocaMe she recorded the CD "Kassia" for the label Christophorus, with the ensemble RicciCapricci the CD "Perla mya cara" and with The Muses' Fellows works of the composer Thomas Selle. She gives ensemble courses on early music and is a lecturer for voice and speech at the University of Munich.
Birgit Muggenthaler-Schmack received a classical education in piano, recorder, traverse flute, and contrabass. Later on she discovered folk music and the bagpipes. She founded the folk music groups Faun, Schandmaul, and Sava. She trained as state-certified ensemble director with recorder as main subject and received advanced training in medieval music under the direction of Professor Marc Lewon and Dr Uri Smilanski. As instrumentalist and composer of Schandmaul and Sava she gave numerous national and international concerts and published several top ten and gold albums. With the ensembles Almara and Il legno scuro she dedicates herself to early music. She teaches bagpipes and recorder and works as an international seminar facilitator.
Viola da gamba, vielle
Sabine Kreutzberger studied viola da gamba with Pere Ros at the University of Music Karlsruhe and with Wieland Kuijken in The Hague. Viola da gamba and vielle (medieval fiddle) courses with, et. al., Ariane Maurette, José Vasquez and Kees Boeke followed. She gives concerts in a wide variety of combinations and ensembles, et. al., with the viola da gamba consort Les Escapades and the ensemble Music for a while. Sabine Kreutzberger specialized in solo and especially chamber music from medieval to classical music which she teaches in early music courses. Her musical work comprises also contemporary pieces, various crossover projects and the teaching at the Musikwerkstatt Baden-Baden as well as viola da gamba/continuo-playing at the University of Music Karlsruhe. With EST! Ensemble für Musik des späten Mittelalters, the viol consort Les Escapades, the ensemble RicciCapricci and in cooperation with the SWR she participated in numerous radio recordings and CD recordings ("Ich will in Friede fahren", "Les Escapades du Roi", "Fabulous London", "Dass sich wunder alle Welt", "Flores españolas", "Habe deine Lust an dem Herren", published at Christophorus) and live performances with Radio France, SWR, and Südwest-Fernsehen.
Sascha Gotowtschikow studied classical percussion at the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium München as well as ethnic percussion in New York. His wide-ranging musical activities cover classical music, world music, jazz, and medieval music. He is a permanent member of the Ensembles Estampie and cooperated with the Phoenix Ensemble. Besides various orchestra engagements, et. al., at the Bayerischer Rundfunk and Münchner Kammerspiele, he performed at various European festivals, e. g. Wiener Festwochen, Bregenzer Festspiele, Celtic Connections (Glasgow), Cross Culture Festival (Warsaw), Festival de Música Antigua de Granada and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival. 1996 he was commissioned with a composition for a dance theatre production of the Landestheater Innsbruck. At his World Rhythm Project international guest musicians meet regularly to combine Asiatic and African percussion art in a new exciting mixture. In the field of jazz he performed as drummer and percussionist with the EBU International Big Band, HR Big Band, Jazz Composers Orchestra or numerous jazz celebrities as David Friedman, Klaus Doldingers Passport, Charlie Mariano, Matt Garrison, Modern String Quartet, or Ian Pace (Deep Purple).
Christoph Eglhuber took various degrees in music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich as well as the Ludwig–Maximilians-Universität München; during that period he specialized in historical plucked instruments. He is founder and director of various ensembles for early music and regularly performs resp. performed in special ensembles in Southern Germany (et. al., La Banda, Neue Hofkapelle München, Singer Pur, Stimmwerck, Neue Freisinger Hofmusik, Phoenix Munich, Bach-Orchester München). He was also frequently invited to perform at projects of renowned orchestras in Munich and Southern Germany. As continuo player he accompanied renowned soloists as S. Gabetta, F.-P. Zimmermann, C. Carpenter, D. Oberlinger, J. Banse, V. Kasarova, S. Kermes, Ch. Gerhaher, Ch. Pregardien, P. Schreier or M. Volle. This resulted in numerous radio, disc, TV, and film productions. From 1991 to 2006 he was lecturer at the University of Music Munich, since 2001 he has been teaching at the Institute of Musicology and Music Pedagogy at the University of Regensburg.