Marie Orsini-Rosenberg, Baroque-Cello
Herwig Neugebauer, G-Violone
We played our first concert as a duo in 2016 and were excited at the possibilities this combination of instruments had to offer. Having the continuo part played on just one instrument is challenging but also very inspiring. The combination of Baroque-Cello and G-Violone as a duo
is musically enriching as each instrument can assume the role of either soloist or accompanist. Italian baroque music is the main focus of the ensemble, but our repertoire also includes renaissance and contemporary music for which we supplement the ensemble with the addition of a lute or other solo instruments.
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Marie studied cello with Heidi Litschauer at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and with Valentin Erben at the University for Music in Vienna. Since 1986 she has performed extensively as a Baroque cellist and participated in masterclasses with Christoph Coin and Jaap ter Linden. She also plays with various baroque ensembles, including the Bach Consort Vienna and Wiener Akademie. Operatic projects with Ensemble Concertino Amarilli included Francesco Gasparini’s
“L´ Oracolo del Fato” in 2010 and Johann Joseph Fux’s “Orfeo ed Euridice” in 2012. Marie recorded „Amor hai vinto“ and G.Sammartini’s Oboe sonatas for Gramola in 2009 and 2012 respectively.
Tours with various baroque ensembles have taken her to Japan, Kuba, Argentinia and a number of European Countries. Her interest in improvised music led to a two-year improvisation course for stringed instruments at the A.Bruckner University in Linz.
Herwig studied in Graz before moving to Vienna where he studied with Andrew Ackerman and graduated with distinction. Due to his intensive engagement in 17th century music he started also playing the G-Violone which is the “little brother” of the Violone.
The focus of his work is baroque continuo playing and chamber music of 18th and 19th century. He also likes to play contemporary and improvised music.
He performs with various ensembles such as Wiener Akademie, Barucco, Capella Leopoldina, New Classic Ensemble Vienna, Scaramouche Ensemble and participates also in projects which combine Jazz and free improvised music.