Musicians

Jörg Buschhaus

Jörg Buschhaus, a member of Concerto Köln, has performed in the great musical capitals of the world, often also as concertmaster or soloist. He is enthusiastically devoted to 18th and 19th century performance practice, in which he has specialized for over twenty years by intensely studying works and performance indications from those periods.

Frauke Pöhl

Frauke Pöhl studied violin with Prof. Maria Grevesmühl at Bremen Conservatory. As a student she already showed particular interest in Baroque music, in which she subsequently specialized under the guidance of Prof. Thomas Albert. She then actively participated in master classes given by Reinhard Goebel and others. Pöhl collaborates regularly with period performance orchestras and ensembles such as La Stagione Frankfurt, Wiener Akademie and Concerto Köln.

Stefan Schmidt

Stefan Schmidt studied with Jürgen Kussmaul in Düsseldorf and with Vladimir Mendelssohn at Essen’s Folkwang School of Music. He was granted a scholarship to attend Boston University and became a Fellow of Tanglewood Music Center. He already became acquainted with historically informed performance practice during his studies. Schmidt now performs in Germany, Europe, Japan and the US, particularly as a chamber musician. He is solo violist of Cappella Coloniensis and for years has collaborated with leading early music ensembles.

Martin Fritz

Martin Fritz studied cello at Hanover School of Music and Theater. He then pursued advanced solo studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) with professors Stefan Popov (cello) and Anthony Pleeth (Baroque cello). Inspired by Anner Bylsma’s master classes, Fritz began to focus his recital and concert appearances on historically informed performance practice, while honoring engagements with a series of renowned early music ensembles. He has performed regularly with Concerto Köln since 2000, and became the London Fortepiano Trio’s cellist in 2005.