Margot Oitzinger

Margot Oitzinger was born in Graz/Austria, and started her musical education at the Joahnn-Joseph-Fux conservatory in Graz on the flute. Upon leaving school, she studied singing at the University of Art in Graz with Annemarie Zeller, Rosemarie Schmied and Tom Sol. During her time in Graz she spent six months in Lugano, Switzerland, studying with Luisa Castellani. 
Margot Oitzinger also participated in several renaissance and baroque courses with Jill Feldman, Emma Kirkby and Peter Kooij. She is second pricewinner of the International Johann-Sebastian- Bach competition in Leipzig 2008, with “La Gioconda” she won the special ensemble price at the Johann Heinrich Schmelzer-Wettbewerb in Melk 2008 and she won second price of the international baroque singing competition in Chimay (Belgium) 2006.
As a soloist she worked with ensembles such as The Dunedin Consort (recording of Bach’s b-minor mass will be published this year), the Concerto Copenhagen, L’Orfeo Barockorchester, the Wiener Akademie, Le concert Lorrain, the Bach Consort, the Capella Savaria and the Capella Leopoldina.
Her concert repertoire includes the alto roles in numerous oratorios and cantatas mostly from the early and late Baroqueperiode. As well as Lieder- and chanson concerts Margot Oitzinger appeared in several baroque Operas (Händel, Vivaldi, Gluck, Haydn) in the Kammeroper Vienna and Graz and Schloß Greinburg.
Her opera and concert engagements included appearences at international festivals such as the Leipziger Bachfest, Bachfest Salzburg, Händelfestival in Halle and the Styriarte. Her performing schedule has taken her so far besides Austria to Germany, Italy Switzerland, France, England, Bulgaria, South Africa, Singapore and the Phillipines.

Lucia Froihofer

Lucia Froihofer was born in Graz/Austria and studied violin and pedagogy at the University of Music and Dramatic Art in Graz. After her studies she specialized in playing on period instruments at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig with Prof. Susanne Scholz, with Sigiswald Kuijken in Brussels and with Enrico Gatti in Italy.
She teaches baroque violin at the University for Music and Dramatic Art and violin and chamber music at the Conservatory of Graz where she is also leading the chamber orchestra of this school.
She plays regularly in several chamber music groups like Armonico Tributo Austria, barocco locco Amsterdam or chordae freybergensis, formed her own ensembles (tre paesi, La Gioconda,…) and is also asked to play in different baroque orchestras, often as concertmaster.
Concerts at several (Early Music) Festivals (Styriarte, Bachfest Leipzig, Ruhr Triennale, Salzburger Festspiele ecc.). CD productions in Germany, Austria, Italy, Netherlands. Finalist of the Telemann-Violincompetition in Magdeburg 2005, special price at the Schmelzer-Competition in Melk 2008.

Barbara Reiter

Barbara Reiter was born in Raab, Austria. She developed an interest in period instrument performance while studying cello at the Anton-Bruckner-Universität Linz. This led to a postgraduate degree in baroque cello at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, USA, where she was a scholarship student of Catharina Meints. During the final year of her studies in the USA, Barbara was offered a place in the European Union Baroque Orchestra 2001, which launched her career as a period instrument specialist. Since then she has performed througout Europe and further afield with groups including Lauttencompagney Berlin, Dresdner Barockorchester, L'Orfeo Barockorchester, Sweelinck Players (London), La Stravaganza Köln, Musical&Amicable Society (England) and Wiener Akademie.
Barbara is founding member of Barucco, La Gioconda, the pan-european ensemble Bizzaries and Trio 1800.

Anne Marie Dragosits

Anne Marie Dragosits was born in Hall in Tirol/Austria. She studied Cembalo with Wolfgang Glüxam at the University of music and dramatic art in Vienna and with Ton Koopman and Tini Mathot at the Koninklijk Concervatroium Den Haag. She perfected her continuo skills at courses with Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Jesper Christensen. As a soloist and a continuo player she performs with groups like Barocksolisten München, musica alchemica, Vivante, Barucco, les sentiments, Neue Münchner Hofkapelle, progetto semiserio, Capella Leopoldina, L’Orfeo Barockorchester, Marini Consort Innsbruck and Camerata Salzburg. She performs regularly as a Duo with the spanish baroque violin player Lina Tur-Bonet.
She also teaches at the University of art in Graz.