The Leupold Trio made its debut in 2003 at the International Guitar Festival ‘SaitenSprünge’ in Bad Aibling (Germany) and was an immediate hit. The trio is made up of members from the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam. The Leupold Trio performed in prestigious concert venues, like the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) as well as numerous museums, historic manorhouses, picturesque churches and castles. They appeared with great success on the Ravello Festival 2009 (on the Amalfi coast, Italy), in Granada (Spain) and in Algeria.
Sören Leupold studied in Osnabrück and Cologne. He can be heard playing the chitarrone, Baroque lute and guitar with some of the leading early music ensembles such as Cantus Cöln, Musica Antiqua Köln, Collegium Vocale Gent and La Fenice in Germany, The Netherlands, Flanders and England. The violinist Eva Stegeman is concertmaster of Sinfonia Rotterdam and director of the European Union Chamber Orchestra, which she conducts from her first-seat position. In 2003, she founded the annual International Chamber Music Festival The Hague, of which she is artistic leader. Stegeman plays a late 17th-century violin made by Giovanni Battista Rogeri (Brescia). Wouter Mijnders is at home with the entire cello repertoire, from the Baroque to the present day. He has made a specialty of playing the violoncello piccolo and recorded with the Combattimento Consort
Amsterdam the first CD of the unique Concerto in C for violoncello piccolo by Sammartini. With the bowed and plucked strings, these style-conscious musicians perform the most beautiful of the
well-known and most exciting of the lesser known works of the 17th and 18th centuries. ‘Absolute harmony and perfect magic in sound,’ wrote the Oberbayerisches Volksblatt in 2004. ‘A veritable feast for the senses.’