|Education||Academy of Music in Gdansk, Berlin University of the Arts|
|Awards||International Bach Competition|
Bogna Bartosz (born in Gdańsk) is a Polish classical mezzo-soprano and alto.
Bogna Bartosz studied voice at the Academy of Music in Gdansk and graduated with distinction. She then studied at the Berlin University of the Arts with Ingrid Figur and in master-classes with Aribert Reimann, Adele Stolte and Anna Reynolds.
As a Baroque specialist she has worked with Philippe Herreweghe, Musica Antiqua Köln and Ton Koopman, taking part in his project to record the complete vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir. She is also involved in the project Dieterich Buxtehude – Opera Omnia of the same ensemble to record the complete works of Dieterich Buxtehude.
She has performed with orchestras such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra Tel Aviv and Japan Philharmonic Orchestra under conductors such as Moshe Atzmon, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Krzysztof Penderecki and Helmuth Rilling.
In 1992, she was awarded 1st Prize for singing at the International Bach Competition of Leipzig.
Dieterich Buxtehude was a Danish organist and composer of the Baroque period. His organ works represent a central part of the standard organ repertoire and are frequently performed at recitals and in church services. He composed in a wide variety of vocal and instrumental idioms, and his style strongly influenced many composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach, his student. Today, Buxtehude is considered one of the most important composers in Germany of the mid-Baroque.
In music, a chorale prelude or chorale setting is a short liturgical composition for organ using a chorale tune as its basis. It was a predominant style of the German Baroque era and reached its culmination in the works of J.S. Bach, who wrote 46 examples of the form in his Orgelbüchlein, along with multiple other works of the type in other collections.
Masaaki Suzuki is a Japanese organist, harpsichordist and conductor, and the founder and musical director of the Bach Collegium Japan. With this ensemble he is recording the complete choral works of Johann Sebastian Bach for the Swedish label BIS Records, for which he is also recording Bach's concertos, orchestral suites, and solo works for harpsichord and organ. He is also an artist-in-residence at Yale University and the principal guest conductor of its Schola Cantorum, and has conducted orchestras and choruses around the world.
Antonius Gerhardus Michael (Ton) Koopman is a Dutch conductor, organist and harpsichordist. He is also professor at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. In April 2003 he was knighted in the Netherlands, receiving the Order of the Netherlands Lion.
Daniel John Taylor is a Canadian countertenor and early music specialist. Taylor runs the Theatre of Early Music and teaches at the University of Toronto.
The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir is a Dutch early-music group based in Amsterdam.
Hans Davidsson is a Swedish organist and organ teacher. He was one of the driving forces behind establishing the organ research center GOArt and the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative. He is currently professor of organ at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Robin Blaze is an English countertenor.
Jaap ter Linden is a Dutch cellist, viol player and conductor. He specialises in performance of baroque and classical music on authentic instruments.
Klaus Mertens is a German bass and bass-baritone singer who is known especially for his interpretation of the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach for bass voice.
Johannette Zomer is a Dutch classical concert and opera soprano.
Caroline Stam is a Dutch classical soprano who has an international (European) performing career specializing in baroque repertoire, reinforced by a distinguished presence in modern recordings.
Jörg Dürmüller is a Swiss classical tenor in concert and opera.
Andreas Karasiak is a German classical tenor in opera and concert.
Dieterich Buxtehude – Opera Omnia is a project to record the complete works of the Danish Baroque composer Dieterich Buxtehude, completed in October 2014 and released on Challenge Records.
Adele Stolte was a German soprano singer in concert and Lieder, and an academic voice teacher.
Patrick Van Goethem is a Belgian countertenor, known for performing early music.
Peter Harvey is an English baritone. Harvey specialises in Baroque music. However, he also sings works by later composers, including contemporary ones.
Hana Blažíková is a Czech soprano and harpist. She is focused on Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music, appearing internationally. She has recorded as a member of the Bach Collegium Japan, among many others.
The Bach cantatas project of Ton Koopman was the first complete recording of all the cantatas, including the 21 secular cantatas. Koopman conducted the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir and guest solo singers. The project began in 1995 and was completed in 2005 on 67 CDs.