Amsterdam Corelli Collective (NL)

Amsterdam Corelli Collective

Isidro Albarreal Delgado (violin)
Alba Encinas (violin)
Ryuko Reid (violin)
David Rabinovici (violin)
Asuka Sumi (violin)
Christine Verdon (violin)
Hannah Visser (violin)
Kim White (violin)
Isa Juárez (viola)
Annemarie Kosten-Dür (viola)
Irene Kok (cello)
Maximiliano Segura Sánchez (cello)
Zaynab Martin (violone)
Mario Sarrechia (harpsichord)


About the artists:

For most musicians and performers the stage is a familiar space that never feels the same. To push themselves further as artists, Amsterdam Corelli Collective will explore this paradox on stage, taking themselves out of their comfort zones to find new ways of expressing themselves away from their instruments. 

Amsterdam Corelli Collective are a vibrant and energetic ensemble of fourteen young musicians committed to keeping historical performance practice relevant to audiences today. Bringing together thirteen string players and a harpsichordist, all specialised in historical performance practice, Ryuko Reid founded Amsterdam Corelli Collective in 2013. The ensemble have performed at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, the Scheepvaartmuseum and the Orgelpark in Amsterdam (NL) and last year they were selected to take part in the Ambronay Cultural Encounter Centre's Eeemerging Project for 2015. This will see Amsterdam Corelli Collective perform at the Seviqc Brežice festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at Ghislieri Musica in Pavia, Italy, and at the Ambronay Festival, France. In 2014 the ensemble performed at the MA Brugge Fringe Festival (BE), the Utrecht Oude Muziek Fringe Festival (NL) and their November project in 2014 welcomed Shunske Sato as concertmaster. Amsterdam Corelli Collective pay tribute to Arcangelo Corelli, whose works were published in Amsterdam. The ensemble uses his compositions and the surrounding repertoire of the concerto grosso and orchestral string music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to inspire fresh performances and programming.



Isidro Albarreal started his musical studies in Cristobal de Morales Conservatory in Seville, later specialising in early music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Past teachers and coaches include Sophie Gent, Lucy van Dael, Ton Koopman, Alfredo Bernardini, Sigiswald Kuijken and Richard Egarr. He has performed with the Royal Symphonic Orchestra of Seville, Baroque Orchestra Cristóbal de Morales, Ottava Rima, Archivo 415 and Barokensemble Eik en Linde. He has performed at the early music festivals in Spain, Belgium and Holland. Isidro plays with an Andrea Castagneri baroque violin, with thanks to the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Alba Encinas has studied violin at conservatories in Salamanca, Barcelona and Amsterdam. Living in Amsterdam she currently performs regularly ensembles such as Lutherse Bach Ensemble, Florilegium Musicum and Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands. She has performed with conductors Philippe Herreweghe, Christophe Coin, Jos van Immersel, Patrick Cohen, Alessandro Moccia and Hidemi Suzuki. Alba has also performed in early music festivals across Europe in cities such as Valencia, Brugge and Utrecht. Since 2012 she has been playing with a Leidoff baroque viola and an anonymous English violin from the 18th century with thanks to the Nederlandse Muziekinstrumenten Fonds.

Violist Isabel Juárez is an active chamber and orchestral musician. Founder of multicultural wind-and-strings Intercontinental Ensemble and the Merian String Trio, she is chief viola in the chamber orchestra Ciconia and collaborates with ensembles such as Música Amphion, Holland Baroque Society, Spira Mirabili, Asko/Schönberg and Kapella 19. She has performed in festivals such as Pacific Music Festival, Chamber Music Campus Weikersheim, Aurora Music Festival, Bad Leonfelden Sommerakademie and Pau Casals-El Vendrell. She has been Artist in Residence of La Rectoria in 2012 and is a recipient of an AIE scholarship.

Cellist Irene Kok is an active soloist and chamber musicians. She has competed with success in several competitions such as the Princess Christina Competition and The 17th Kiejstut Bacewicz competition, Poland. She is currently performing with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the orchestra’s Master Academy. Irene has worked with many renowned musicians such as Gary Hoffman, David Geringas, Anner Bijlsma, Reinhard Latzko, Uzi Wiesel and Vladimir Perlin. Irene plays on a Capicchioni cello which is kindly lent to her by the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.

Annemarie Kosten-Dür is an Austrian baroque viola player living in the Netherlands. She studied modern viola with Ferdinand Erblich and Ron Ephrat at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague where she graduated in 2009. Afterwards she studied Baroque viola at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with Kati Debretzeni and Walter Reiter. Annemarie Kosten-Dür was a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra 2012 directed by Lars Ulrik Mortensen. She performs regularly with ensembles such as Concerto Stella Matutina, Holland Baroque Society, and Apollo Ensemble.

Zaynab Martin performs regularly throughout Europe as a freelance double bassist and violone player. She has performed with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, François-Xavier Roth, Richard Egarr, Maggie Faultless, Lars-Ulrik Mortensen, and Roger Norrington. Zaynab studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She was principle double bassist of the European Union Baroque Orchestra and Dartington International Summer School Baroque Orchestra. In 2014 Zaynab won a place on the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s  Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience scheme.

Internationally renowned violinist, David Rabinovici has performed and recorded extensively throughout Europe, Australia and the Middle East with many notable ensembles including Symphonie Atlantique, Opera2Day, Ensemble Odyssee, Stile Galante, Ensemble Actéon and the Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands. David has collaborated with distinguished artists such as Enrico Gatti, Martin Gester and Sigiswald Kuijken. Having recently graduated from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam after having studied with Shunske Sato and Sayuri Yamagata, David is now forging his career in Paris.

Ryuko Reid performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician in Holland and throughout Europe, and is an avid teacher of the violin. She is the founder and musical director of Amsterdam Corelli Collective and works with baroque ensembles such as Barokensemble Eik en Linde, 't Kabinet, New Century Baroque, Ensemble Odyssee, Concerto Barocco and Philharmonia Amsterdam. Having studied with Sophie Kent and Shunske Sato, Ryuko is completing her master’s degree in baroque violin at Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag with Kati Debretzeni and Walter Reiter. Since 2014 she teaches violin at Muziek-en Dansschool Amstelveen.

Mario Sarrechia is a Belgian harpsichordist who has studied at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp and the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Teachers include Ewald Demeyere, Bob Van Asperen and Menno van Delft. He performs regularly as a soloist on both the harpsichord and organ. As a continuo player he has performed with renowned ensembles such as La Petite Bande (Sigiswald Kuijken), the Brabant Orchestra (Dirk Vermeulen/Jan-Willem de Vriend) and the Dutch National Opera Academy (Julian Perkins). He has participated in masterclasses with, amongst others, Bob Van Asperen, Gustav Leonhardt, Christophe Rousset, Emma Kirkby and Lars Ulrik Mortensen.

Maximiliano Segura       Sánchez performs regularly as a cellist on both modern and baroque cello. He has performed with notable orchestras such as West Eastern Divan Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, and Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest and worked with prominent musicians such as Daniel Baremboim, Marc Albrecht, Hartmut Haenchen, Carlo Rizzi, Richard Egarr and Sigiswald Kuijken. As a cellist of historical performance practice he has played with Ensemble Odyssee, Barokensemble Eik en Linde and Nieuwe Philharmonisch Utrecht. He is member of trio Fons Harmonicus. Teachers include Maarten Mostert and Viola de Hoog and Anner Bijlsma. During his master’s degree he wrote his research paper on ‘Development of violoncello repertoire in 17th century Bologna.’

In 2013, Asuka Sumi won the Biber Competition’s “Romanus Weichlein Prize,” marking her as an up-and-coming Baroque violinist. She has obtained degrees on violin from the Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, 2008 and 2012) and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Asuka has performed with ensembles such as Holland Baroque Society, Nieuwe Philharmonic Utrecht, Academia Montis Regalis (I Giovanni), Ensemble Odyssee and Ensemble Zaïs. and is a member of Seconda Pratica and Fons Harmonicus. With those groups and as a soloist, she has been invited to perform in diverse and prestigious venues in Utrecht, Brussels, Vienna, Innsbruck, Basel, Torino, Tokyo and Seoul.

Violinist Christine Verdon was born in Geneva. She plays regularly with Kammerorchester I Tempi, Bacchanto in Basel and the Orchestre des Variations Symphoniques in Suisse Romande. She is an active chamber musician and member of the Boreas Quartet and Hirzen Pavillon Ensemble. Her interest in the baroque violin began in Geneva where she took lessons with Florence Malgoire, and later in Basel with David Plantier. Her growing interest in this field has led her to study with Sophie Gent at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Ryo Terakado at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. After a project solo recital she gave which combined playing and dancing, Christine wants to continue to search for different ways to combine dance, music and improvisation.

After finishing her Bachelor’s degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Kees Koelmans, Hannah is currently studying for her master’s degree with prof. Gottfried von der Goltz at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. As  a  modern  violin  player  she has played  in  several  orchestras,  such  as  the  Dutch  Youth  String Orchestra (NJSO) and ¬as a principal ¬in the NJO Summer Academy. Hannah has received masterclasses and coachings from Shunske Sato, Anner Bijlsma, Richard Egarr,  Antje Weithaas, Isabelle van Keulen, Thomas Brandis, Elisabeth Perry, Vera Beths, Jürgen Kussmaul, Stefan Metz and the Matangi Quartet.

After studying the modern violin, Kim White worked as a freelance violinist before specialising in early music. She studied the baroque violin and viola with Francois Fernandez and Sophie Gent and enjoyed masterclasses with Susanne Scholz, Stefano Montanari and Sigiswald Kuijken. Currently, Kim plays in orchestras and ensembles such as Barokensemble Eik en Linde, Capella Maria Barbara and Collegium Musicum Den Haag. Kim also holds a master's degree in psychology and is working as a PhD candidate at the National Aerospace Laboratory and the VU University Amsterdam on a project about noise annoyance.