The Caecilia-Concert is a versatile international ensemble specialising in performance and research of 17th century music. The group was formed in 2001 by four young instrumentalists working at the forefront of authentic performance practice in Europe and has a distinct, unique sound and a range of virtuosic and expressive capabilities not often associated with such instruments or repertoire. Since its formation, Caecilia-Concert has given highly acclaimed concerts at festivals in France, Switzerland, Austria, The Netherlands and the UK. They can be frequently heard on radio stations across Europe and their concerts have been broadcast on Austria ÖRF, Concertzender and NPS, as well and have appeared as featured artists on BBC Radio 3's 'The Early Music Show'.
Adam Woolf studied historical trombone at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating in 1997. During this time he became a founder member of the QuintEssential Sackbutt and Cornett Ensemble and began playing regularly with many other UK based ensembles. Principal trombone of Sir John Eliot Gardiner's English Baroque Soloists and elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
Harpsichordist and fortepianist Kathryn Cok was born in the city of New York, USA. She now lives in The Hague, Holland, where she completed a Masters degree at the Royal Conservatory as a student of Ton Koopman and Tini Mathot on the harpsichord, and Bart van Oort on the fortepiano. She has worked with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Musica ad Rhenum.
Upon graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Fiona Russell furthered her studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensi, Switzerland, and has since gone on to be one of the finest young cornetto players in Europe. She plays with The English Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble and QuintEssential Sackbutt and Cornett Ensemble.
Wouter Verschuren graduated from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He studied recorder with Michael Barker and Jeanette van Wingerden, and baroque and classical bassoon with Donna Agrell. He is principal bassoonist of The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra conducted by Ton Koopman.
Violinist Annabelle Ferdinand was born in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands. She studied violin at the conservatories of Amsterdam, The Hague and Sint Petersburg. After finishing her modern violin studies, she studied baroque violin at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague with Monica Huggett and Pavlo Beznosiuk. She regularly performs with Anima Eterna, the Nederlandse Bachvereniging, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.