Sopranos

Zsuzsi Tóth was born in Hungary, where she began her musical studies with piano at the age of 7. She started classical singing at the Faculty of Music of the University of Szeged, receiving the Master`s degree in 2004. During her studies she won a Hungarian State Grant (2002-3) as well as the "Huygens programma Scholarship" in The Netherlands (2006-7). She was awarded the Bachelor degree in Early Music singing at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, and recently completed her Master's with distinction. She has given concerts as a soloist Collegium Vocale Gent, l'Arpeggiata, Vox Luminis, Le Concert Lorrain, Contrasto Armonico Baroque Orchestra, and The Music Party, and has sung with ensembles such as the Namur Chamber Choir Soloists and La Fenice under Jean Tubéry, the Nederlandse Bach Vereniging and the Nederlands Kamerkoor. Zsuzsi Tóth lives in The Hague.

German-born soprano Maria Köpcke has a special interest in the German baroque repertoire, the Handel oratorios and renaissance madrigals, and particularly enjoys one-a-part chamber singing. She is a regular member of some leading chamber choirs – Cappella Amsterdam, Collegium Vocale and Divertimento Vocale, amongst others – and is frequently engaged as a soloist, especially in her homeland, in works by Bach, Handel and Monteverdi. She was involved in the successful and long-running production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Vocalconsort (Berlin). Maria lives in Utrecht.