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Deepa GOONETILLEKE

Sri-Lankan-Australian hornist Deepa Goonetilleke was born in 1985. She studied contemporary music, early music and orchestral music in Frankfurt am Main and Brisbane, Australia. Deepa plays regularly with the contemporary ensembles – Ensemble Modern, MusikFabrik, Ensemble Linea, Klangforum Heidelberg, Ensemble Ascolta, Ensemble Proton Bern and Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra. She has also worked with the Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz, Norrlands Opera Orchestra (Sweden) and the Würzburg Philharmoniker. As a chamber musician she has been a guest at festivals such as Warsaw Autumn Festival, Holland Festival, Ultraschall Festival Berlin, Tagen für Neue Musik (Zürich), Festival de Musique de Strasbourg, Acht Brücken (Cologne) and Podium Festival (Esslingen).

Deepa is a member of the award winning (Junge Ohren Preis) Lucerne Festival children´s show, Heroica. Heroica has toured successfully throughout Europe, performing in concert houses such as Vienna Konzerthaus, Elb Philharmonie, Luxembourg Philharmonie, and Kölner Philharmonie. Since 2017, she has been a member of Trio Radial, a unique combination of clarinet, horn and cello focusing on commissioning new music. From 2010-2011, Deepa was a member of the International Ensemble Modern Akademie and from 2012 – 2016, a scholarship holder of Live Music Now. She has been a recipient of the Fond Culturel National et la Fondation Michelle (Luxembourg) and also Kunstiftung NRW (Germany).

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Antoine PECQUEUR

Born in 1982, Antoine Pecqueur began studying the bassoon at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg before entering, at the age of 18, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon, where he obtained his degree in 2004, as a student of Laurent Lefèvre. He then completed post-graduate studies at the Musikhoschule in Zurich with Pascal Gallois and after with Sergio Azzolini.

He plays regularly with many symphonic ensembles (Orchestre du Capitole du Toulouse, Orchestre Lamoureux, Opéra de Tours, Orchestre de Besançon, Nouvel Orchestre de Saint-Étienne, Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse…) and between 2003 and 2005 was the principal Contrabassoon player with the Orchestre de Limoges, playing also as a soloist in the concertos on W.A Mozart and Richard Strauss.

Within the frame of the ‘Formation Supérieure’ for classical and romantic orchestral playing in Saintes, under the direction of Philippe Herreweghe, Antoine Pecqueur started to specialize in the interpretation of this repertoire on period instruments. He works regularly with many period instrument orchestras: La Chambre Philharmonique, l’Ensemble Matheus, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Les Siècles, Anima Eterna…

He also puts great importance on the interpretation of contemporary music, playing with the Ensemble Linea, the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, and the Ensemble Lucilin. In 2003 he performed Jonglerie Sauvage by Nabil Benabdelgalil at the Rawa d Festival in Casablanca.

Antoine Pecqueur is also a key member of multiple chamber music groups: the Eole Duo (oboe and bassoon), the Col Legno Duo (cello and bassoon), Les Fagotins (baroque bassoon ensemble)…

Holding state diplomas for teaching of bassoon and period instruments, he was between 2003 and 2007, professor of bassoon and baroque bassoon at the Conservatoire de Chartres.

Photo credit : Julien Benhamou

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Marco FUSI

Marco Fusi is a violinist, violist and composer and a passionate advocate for the music of our time. Among many collaborations with established and emerging composers, he has recently premiered works by Billone, Scelsi, Sciarrino, Eötvös, Cendo.

Marco has performed with Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Alan Gilbert, Beat Furrer, David Robertson, and frequently plays with leading contemporary ensembles including Klangforum Wien, MusikFabrik, Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Linea, Interface (Frankfurt), Phoenix (Basel), Handwerk (Köln).

His complete recording of John Cage’s Freeman Etudes was released by Stradivarius Records.

Marco also plays viola d’amore, commissioning new pieces and collaborating with composers in order to promote and expand existing repertoire for the instrument.

Marco teaches Contemporary Chamber Music at the Milano conservatory “G. Verdi”.

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