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Andrea Oberparleiter: soprano
Reinhild Waldek: harp, recorder
Ilse Strauß: recorder
Wolfgang Praxmarer: lute, baroque guitar

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In 2014, Ilse Strauß and Wolfgang Praxmarer founded the ensemble Rosarum Flores, which specialises in cultivating Early Music in Tyrol. Therefore, they work together with different museums and musical collections to find out rare treasures. During the last years they performed special programmes for exhibitions, sometimes in combination of visual arts and music. They work together with actors and speakers for giving a view to the intense relationship between literature, history, and music of different times. They are often invited for children-projects to impart the knowledge about ancient music. The ensemble, which performs with variable instrumentation – from duets to renaissance consorts and baroque ensembles – played at the Festival Espazos Sonoros in Spain and at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, among others.

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Soprano Andrea Oberparleiter was born in South Tyrol (Italy). She studied vocal pedagogy at the Salzburger Mozarteum with Karlheinz Hanser and Lied/Oratorio with Sébastien Soules at the Conservatory of Innsbruck. Since graduating with full marks in 2011 she has performed with well-known ensembles including Rias Chamber Choir Berlin, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Trinity Baroque, and the Stuttgart Chamber Choir. She has been engaged as a soloist for various baroque ensembles, such as Ensemble Cordia, Klingzeug, Rosarum Flores and La Douceur et L‘Esprit, and is demand as a performer of contemporary music.

Reinhild Waldek completed her studies at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz/ Austria with distinction and continued her musical education in Holland; she studied recorder with Walter van Hauwe and Sebastien Marq and baroque harp with Christina Pluhar. She graduated from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague as Bachelor of Music and Master of Music, specializing in Early Music. Reinhild Waldek is regularly invited by various ensembles as a continuo player and soloist. Most recently she participated in CD recordings and concerts with ensembles like Vivante, Rosarum Flores, TastoSolo, L’Arpeggiata, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Lautten Compagney Berlin, Les Cornets Noirs, l´Orfeo Barockorchester and many more.

Ilse Strauß studied the recorder in Graz and Vienna and attended numerous international master classes. She acts as a juror in music competitions in Austria as well as abroad on a regular basis. She teaches recorder at the music school in her hometown Innsbruck and is very often asked for workshops for teachers and masterclasses. Moreover, she is a member of the Capella Wilthinensis in Innsbruck, the Capella Claudiana in Innsbruck and plays the recorder at the Tiroler Barockinstrumentalisten, an independent Baroque orchestra based in Tyrol. As a co-founder of ConTakt, a platform in Tyrol designated for encouraging the exchange of and about Early Music, Ilse Strauß is an essential contributor to the scene.

Wolfgang Praxmarer attended international master classes with Hopkinson Smith and others after he had completed his studies in his hometown Innsbruck. Being a member of various Early Music ensembles, he travelled Europe and North Africa. As chamber musician and continuo accompanist, he is regularly invited to participate in concerts and productions. His repertoire on different lute and guitar instruments ranges from the Early Renaissance to the 19th century. In recognition of his merits in the field of Early Music, he was awarded the Jakob Stainer prize by the State of Tyrol and the Innsbruck radio prize.