Felix Olschofka holds bachelor's and master's degrees in music from the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin, a performance diploma from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a doctor of musical arts in violin and conducting from the University of California, San Diego. He has taught at Indiana University, Bloomington and San Diego State Univer- sity and regularly gives masterclasses at Yale University, Eastman School of Music, Temple University, New York University, Academy of Music and eater (Germany), and the Academy of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Santa Cruz in Bolivia. He also has served as concertmaster of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra (2000-2003) and assistant concertmaster of the Brandenburg Philharmonic in Potsdam.
Hendrik Schulze received a master’s degree in musicology from the Technische Universität Berlin, and a Ph.D. in musicology from Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg. He has presented papers at numerous conferences including the University College in Dublin, International Conference on Baroque Music in Manchester, and Society for Seventeenth-Century Music. From 1999 to 2005, he worked as a re- search assistant at the Institute of Musicology of Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg. His publications include a book entitled Studies in South Asian Rituals (Weisbaden, 2008), and numerous encyclopedia entries.
Lyle Nordstrom served from 2000 until his retirement in 2010 as a faculty member and director of early music studies at the UNT College of Music. His awards include the omas Binkley award for outstanding achieve- ments in early music direction and the Paul Riedo award for contributions to early music in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. He is founder and co-director of the Musicians of Swanne Alley, an Elizabethan ensemble with whom he has recorded on Virgin Classics, Harmonia Mundi and Focus labels. His arrangements of music for Swanne Alley were used in the MGM movie Rob Roy. He has performed at the early music festivals in Boston, Utrecht, and Bath, on NPR’s “St. Paul Sunday,” as well as on German, Danish, French, and English radio and television. Nordstrom is also the founder and artistic director of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra which con- tinues to perform throughout the Southeast.
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