Director (Kapellmeister)

Anders Muskens (b. 1993) is a Canadian professional early keyboard specialist and ensemble director. He began piano studies at the age of 4 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and completed an Associate Diploma in modern piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto under the tutelage of Dr. Irina Konovalov. He completed a Masters in historical performance on forte-piano and harpsichord at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague under Dr. Bart van Oort and Petra Somlai, with additional lessons on harpsichord given by Fabio Bonizzoni and Patrick Ayrton. He completed master’s thesis under the supervision of Dr. Anna Scott and Dr. Jed Wentz on the application of late 18th century rhetorical acting to musical performance. He has received recognition as an international artist, and has performed in Europe and North America. He received numerous awards and scholarships including: first place at the Early Music Young Ensemble Competition at the London Exhibition of Early Music 2018 in a duo with soprano Tinka Pypker; the „Hofkapelle Elbe-Elster“ für das Jahr 2019 prize at the „Gebrüder Graun Prize“ 2018 in Bad Liebenwerda, DE with his ensemble Das Neue Mannheimer Orchester; and more. He has released several singles and albums, which are available on Spotify and other streaming platforms. He was chosen as an Artist in Residence on solo fortepiano and harpsichord at the National Music Centre in Calgary (CA), and he has played solo programmes and with ensemble in the Utrecht Early Music Festival Fabulous Fringe (NL), the London International Exhibition of Early Music (UK), the MAfestival Brugge (BE), the Laus Polyphoniae Festival Antwerp (BE), the Geelvinck Fortepiano Museum in Zutphen (NL), and the Wahrenbrücker Graun-Festtage (DE). He will play in the “I Concerti di Campagna” concert series in Monte Compatri, near Rome and the Fortepiano festival in Wolfenbüttel (DE).

Orchestra Members

Kapellmeister: Anders Muskens

Violins / Violas: Clara Sawada (concertmaster), Takuto Takagishi, Yumina Ishii, Lena Rademann, Pietro Battistoni, Laura Alexander, Alexandre Turmel, Sarah Douglass, Placida Ho, Ewa Żołyniak-Adamska, Francine Maas, Saioa Alonso Allué, Andrew Wong, Anna Jane Lester, Alaia Ferran, Isabel Franenberg, Simone Siviero, Elena Gelmi, Jasper Snow
Cello:  Amandine Menuge, Blanca Martin, Evan Buttar
Bass: Jesse Feves, Eva Euwe, Takumi Hiratsuka, Jesse Solway, Linda Paulino

Flute: Florencia Gómez,  Tiziano Teodori, Thomas Reyna, Sophia Kind, Georgia Williams
Oboes: Federico Forla, Christine Blasl, Valle González Martín
Clarinets: Elia Celegato, Angélica Meza, Dominic Giardino
Bassoons: Jeong-guk Lee, Bernat Gili, Ester van der Veen, 
Natural Horns: Nicolas Roudier, Vicent Serra, Fabio Forgiani, Halldór Bjarki Arnarson