Alex Jellici, Cello/Viola da Gamba

Alex Jellici was born in Bolzano (Italy) in 1989 and started his cello studies with Luca Fiorentini at the Claudio Monteverdi Conservatoire of Bolzano, where he obtained his diploma in 2009. In 2014 Alex studied at the University of Arts in Vienna under the guidance of professor Robert Nagy within an Erasmus exchange programme. He graduated with the highest qualifications in 2015 from the University of Arts of Zurich, after studying in the class of professor Orfeo Mandozzi.

Alex works with several orchestras and ensembles including the Stresa Festival Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica Haydn di Trento e Bolzano and the Streicherakademie Bozen. He is also in the contemporary music scene: he is the cellist and Artistic Director of the Ensemble TaG - Neue Musik Winterthur and he is a founder member of m0de, a project for cello and electronics that was born in 2014. An active musician in the early music field, he studied baroque cello and viola da gamba with Martin Zeller in Zurich.

Alex was a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience scheme. He also performs with ensembles such as La Scintilla in Zurich, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, Ensemble Zefiro, Barocksolisten München and Ensemble Cafebaum. As a soloist and chamber musician with historical instruments he is a founding member of Cardinal Complex and performs with musicians including Stefano Montanari, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Huw Daniel, Bojan Čičić and Roel Dieltiens.

Matias Lanz, Harpsichord

Matías Lanz was born in Winterthur in 1992, and he is currently studying a Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance in Basso continuo with Jörg-Andreas Bötticher at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (SCB). He also studied harpsichord at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) with Michael Biehl, where he graduated with honours, obtaining both his Bachelor and Master of Music Pedagogy degree. He won the Bachelor advancement award for his Bachelor project ''Une fête donnée à Vaux'' and he also received a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in organ at the ZHdK, studying with Ursula Jaggi.

In 2015 he was awarded a scholarship from the Hirschmann foundation.

He is a founding member of the historically informed ensembles ''Ensemble Pícaro'' and ''Cardinal Complex''.

Matías Lanz has attended several masterclasses for harpsichord and organ with Christian Rieger, Christine Schornsheim, Harald Vogel, Guy Bovet, Michel Bouvard and Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini. Since 2011 he is the principal organist at the protestant church of Kollbrunn and second organist of the protestant church of Winterthur Veltheim since 2013.