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Arcangelo Trio

  • Instrumental Ensemble
  • Piano Trio


ARCANGELO TRIO: Their successful debut took place in August 2001 in the gallery of the Brühl castle. Since then the ARCANGELO TRIO has frequently concertized with great success on WDR at the Handel Festival in Halle and in the Bonn National Art Museum.
DANIEL ROTHERT was born in Cuxhaven in 1975. He completed his training at the Music Conservatory in Cologne with Prof. Günther Höller. For one year he furthered his studies at ”Det Fynske Musikkonservatorium” of the ”Carl Nielsen Academy of Music Odense” (Denmark) in the soloist class of Prof. Dan Laurin.
Since 1990 he has taken part in numerous master classes, including those of: Han Tol, Walter van Hauwe, Pedro Memelsdorff, Hans-Martin Linde and Michael Schneider. International recognition initially found Daniel Rothert as soloist with Helmut Müller-Brühl and the Cologne Chamber Orchestra in concerts and prize winning CD productions of Telemann and Vivaldi works.
MARKUS MÖLLENBECK was born in 1962 in Viersen, studied at an early age at the Folkwanghochschule in Essen with Janos Starker and Maria Kliegel and further with Young-Chang Cho. After a Baroque course in Hilversum (Holland) with Phoebe Carrai, he became a member of Musica Antiqua Köln in 1991. From 1992 until 2000 he traveled as solo-cellist to all the mportant music centers in North, Middle, and South America, Australia, Asia and of course Europe; frequently as soloist in 18th Century cello concertos. He participated in numerous television, radio and above all prize-winning CD productions. In the past few years he has participated in projects with various ensembles like the “Akademie für Alte Musik” Berlin, Concerto Köln, the German Handel Soloists Karlsruhe, the Capella Coloniensis, La Stagione Frankfurt and the “Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik“. In 2001 he was appointed solo cellist of Musiciens du Louvre, Grenoble under Marc Minkowski. This has been a main focus of his work with appearances in 2001 at the Paris and Amsterdam opera houses. In addition Markus Möllenbeck is lecturer at the Music Academy in Rheinsberg, the Music Conservatory Detmold, the Closter Michaelstein and since 2002 at the Handel Academy in Karlsruhe. Since autum 1996 he has also been a lecturer for Baroque cello at The Berlin University of the Arts.
GERALD HAMBITZER was born in Bonn in 1957 and is one of the cembalists most in demand of his generation. He enjoyed extensive musical training with cembalo as major concentration at the Music Conservatory in Cologne. Even during his studies he began his international concert activity; above all as cembalist for the Orchestra Concerto Köln in which he traveled in concert and opera productions to all music centers in Europe not to mention Algeria, India, South Asia and America. For some years Gerald Hambitzer has concentrated also on the forte-piano and is dedicated to the clavichord. Of special interest is his CD recording on which he played the original instrument of Christian Gottlob Hubert from Ansbach 1756. He has participated in radio recordings and in more than 40 CDs; his recording as soloist in cembalo concertos from Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach or Francesco Durante brought him international recognition. In autumn 1999, Hambitzer was appointed professor and director of the ancient music department at the Music Conservatory in Cologne.