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The musicians of Café Zimmermann


Café Zimmermann brings together famous musicians of the international baroque scene, accomplices of the ensemble since its creation, and creators of its unique musical identity.


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Pablo Valetti

Violin

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Pablo Valetti


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Céline Frisch

Harpsichord

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Céline Frisch


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Mauro Lopes Ferreira

Violin

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Mauro Lopes Ferreira


He studied violin with Felix Ayo and specialised in early music with Enrico Gatti and Sigiswald Kujiken.

He regularly collaborates with Jordi Savall (Concert des Nations, Hespèrion XX), the Cappella dei Turchini and the Orquestra Barroca de Sevilla.

He plays a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin.

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David Plantier

Violin

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David Plantier


He studied modern violin at the Geneva conservatory then specialized in Baroque violin at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, with Chiara Banchini. He actually teaches at the Musik-Akademie in Basel.

He has regularly worked with René Jacobs, Chiara Banchini, Martin Gester and Jordi Savall. He is Konzertmeister of Emmanuelle Haïm's Concert d'Astrée.

He plays a 1766 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin.

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Patricia Gagnon

Viola

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Patricia Gagnon


Trained at the McGill University of Montreal, she started her European carreer in 1991 with several European prestigious ensembles - before joining Café Zimmermann from the start.

She works with prestigious orchestras such as the Concert des Nations and the ensemble Pulcinella conducted by Ophélie Gaillard.

She plays a 1800 Bernard Fendt viola.

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Petr Skalka

Cello

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Petr Skalka


Petr Skalka is an ancient student and assistant of Christophe Coin and performed as cello soloist in many ensembles. He still plays with Christophe Coin and Emmanuel Krivine (La Chambre Philharmonique).

He is a founding member of Café Zimmermann and currently teaches at the Schola Cantorum in Basel.

He plays a Giuseppe Guarneri filius Andreae cello.

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Ludek Brany

Double bass

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Ludek Brany


He played under the batton of Claudio Abbado before studying early music at the Schola Cantorum in Basel.

He is collaborating with Café Zimmermann since the beginning.

He regularly works with ensembles conducted by Christophe Coin, Christophe Rousset, Siegbert Rambe.

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Emmanuel Laporte

Oboe

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Emmanuel Laporte


He graduated at the Boulogne-Billancourt conservatory, then at the Paris conservatory in classes of oboe, Baroque oboe and chamber music.

He is performing with Café Zimmermann since several years.

Since 2006, he is soloist of the Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble and regularly collaborates with prestigious orchestras such as the Talens Lyriques, the Ricercar Consort, the Concert Spirituel, the Cercle d'Harmonie, the Concert d'Astrée and the ensemble Pygmalion.

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Karel Valter

Traverso

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Karel Valter


Karel Valter studied flute at the Pragua conservatory then specialized in traverso at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, with Oskar Peter.

He has conducted and played with ensembels such as the Capriccio Barockorchester and the Cetra Barockorchester Basel.

He is playing with Café Zimmermann since 2015.

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