Dulcian and recorder
Born in The Netherlands, started her music studies with the recorder. In 2005 she was admitted to the Royal Conservatory in The Hague to continue studying with Dorothea Winter and Daniël Brüggen.
After receiving her ‘Bachelor of Music’ diploma in 2009, Kim decided to continue studying her second Bachelor studies, Dulcian, Baroque Bassoon and Classical Bassoon with Donna Agrell, Wouter Verschuren and Alberto Grazzi.
In 2012 Kim received her second ‘Bachelor of Music’ diploma and in 2014 her ‘Master of Music’ diploma, both Cum Laude.
Kim has worked with conductors like Ton Koopman, Alexander Weimann, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Peter Dijkstra, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Patrick Ayrton, Peter van Heyghen, Charles Toet, Jos Vermunt, Christina Pluhar and Emilio Moreno.
Baroque harp and recorder
As a young child Emma Huijsser was a harp pupil of Marijke Ferguson and a recorder pupil of Kees Otten, both pioneers of Early Music in the Netherlands. She then studied recorder at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Dorothea Winter, Sébastien Marq and Daniël Brüggen, where she received her master’s degree in recorder in 2011. She decided to continue her harp studies as well, which brought her to Italy where she studied with Mara Galassi at the Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado in Milan. For this second study she received a Huygens as well as a VSBfonds scholarship. She completed her master studies baroque harp in February 2017.
Emma plays recorder and baroque harp with various early music ensembles and orchestras in the Netherlands and abroad. She performs regularly with La Sfera Armoniosa, Mike Fentross, Tulipa Consort, Johanette Zomer, Música Temprana, Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman and Holland Baroque Society.
With these groups she performed in Concertgebouw Amsterdam Recital Hall, Concertgebouw Brugge, Muziekgebouw aan het IJ, the Royal Palace in Amsterdam for King Willem-Alexander, Komische Oper Berlin, in Festivals such as the Early Music Festival Utrecht, the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik and Itinéraire Baroque in France and live on television in the programme Podium Witteman.
As a soloïst Emma played recitals in the festival Itinéraire Baroque of Ton Koopman and in the famous Concerto HWV294 for harp by G.F. Haendel in Kassel, Germany.
Harpsichord and organ
Edoardo Valorz is harpsichordist and organist. Born in Italy, he studied organ with Wijnand van de Pol.
After gymnasium he attended musicological courses and studied harpsichord with Patrizia Marisaldi in Vicenza (BA). He got the BA and MA degrees at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, as student of Ton Koopman and Tini Mathot for the harpsichord, and of Patrick Ayrton for the basso continuo.
As soloist and as continuo player he performed, on organ and on harpsichord, in several early music festivals (Utrecht Oude Muziek and Seoul Early Music Festival, Itineraire Baroque, Antiqua Festival among others), and with orchestras and ensembles, such as Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, PRJCT Amsterdam, Musica Temprana Dutch Baroque, Symphonie Atlantique, Northern Consort, Amsterdam Consort, Residentie Bach Ensemble and others.
He played under the leading of conductors such as Ton Koopman, Christopher Hogwood, Bart Kuijken, Peter van Heygen and Alfredo Bernardini.
He is co-founder of the ensemble “l’Arco Sonoro” on period instruments.
He is currently PhD student at Leiden University and Orpheus Instituut Gent. He is lecturer and teacher at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag. He recorded for Audioguy (KR), and SONY Classic (NL).