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About VERITÀ

VERITÀ is a historically-informed chamber ensemble dedicated to seeking truth

through research, expression, and communication in music.

Founded in 2020, during a most challenging time for many artists, VERITÀ is committed to creating a musical home for everyone — a community that connects people by uniting music with a variety of art forms. Based in Germany, VERITA’s flexible instrumentation allows the ensemble to explore pieces far beyond the Baroque era, tapping into works from the Renaissance to the late Classical and Romantic epochs, and beyond. The ensemble regularly commissions new works to present a wide variety of repertoire, including works by contemporary composers and collaborations with artists such as dancers, painters and poets. VERITÀ is committed to bringing artistic excellence together with emotion on its

never-ending search for truth.

 
 
 

BARTOLOMEO DANDOLO MARCHESI

Violoncello

Co-founder
Musical Director

Italian cellist, Bartolomeo Dandolo Marchesi, graduated with honours at the G. Verdi Music Conservatory in Milan under the guidance of Marco Bernardin. He completed his training at the Musikhochschule in Cologne with Nicolas Altstaedt and baroque cello with Rainer Zipperling, completing a Master of Early Music at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt with honours under the guidance of Kristin von der Goltz. A winner of multiple international competitions such as the San Bartolomeo International Competition for Young Talents, Vittorio Veneto International Competition, Cortemilia International Competition, "La Cellissima" and Saarbrücken International Early Music Competition. He is the first cellist in the period instruments Orchestra "Theresia", and he is a member of the "Eighteenth Century Orchestra" in Amsterdam.

ALEXANDER VON HEISSEN

Alexander von Heißen is a German harpsichordist and winner of multiple international harpsichord competitions such as "Musica Antiqua" in Bruges (2nd prize) and at the XXI. international Bach- competition in Leipzig (special-prize from the "Leipziger Barockorchester“). Since 2014, he has studied harpsichord with Eva Maria Pollerus at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts and took part in master classes with Pierre Hantaï, Skip Sempé, Christophe Rousset and Andreas Staier.
He has appeared on stage with Dorothee Oberlinger, Luca Pianca, Andreas Scholl, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Reinhard Goebel and is heard on several recordings of Sony Classical.

Harpsichord

GUGLIELMO DANDOLO MARCHESI

Guglielmo began his violin studies at the age of four with Anna Modesti. He is prizewinner of numerous competitions, gathering the “Alfonso Rossi” Prize at the International Competition “Postacchini” in Fermo. He studied with renowned professors such as Oleksander Semchuk, Osvaldo Scilla, Simon Bernardini and Francesco Cerrato.

He completed his Diploma in the class of Prof. Caterina Carlini with highest marks. In 2012, he was awarded the Scholarship for Young Violinsts of the Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala in Milan. Afterward he went on the study with Prof. Michaela Martin in Cologne, where he also studied Baroque violin with Richard Gwilt, and Prof. Alessandro Moccia in Gent and Lugano. 

Aside from his engagement with the Alinde Quartett, he is a member of the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne.

Violin

TAYA KÖNIG-TARASEVICH

Period Flutes
Co-founder
Artistic Director

Recent Juilliard Historical Performance Alumna Taya König-Tarasevich is proud to be the co-founder of the ensemble VERITÀ.
The Siberian born flutist enjoys an international career as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer on historical flutes. While Taya is fluent in English, German, Italian and Russian, she believes that music speaks a language of its own. A language that reaches deep within the listener, touching desires and awakening delights while opening the ears and eyes of our soul to the depths of beauty. Having mastered renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic and modern flutes, Taya is committed to authentic performances that are faithful to the approach and style of the musical era in which a work was originally composed. Her successful career spans the globe — from Russian through Europe, to Brazil, New Zealand and United States.

EUGENIA OTTAVIANO

Violin

Born in Terni, Italy, Eugenia Ottaviano studied in Cremona with Prof. Salvator Accardo at the famous Walther Stauffer Academy and continued her education at the Musikhochschule Cologne with Charles André Linale and Keiko Wataya. Since her childhood, her keen interest in early music has lead her to begin taking masterclasses in Baroque violin and created the Ida Bieler Music Academy In Cologne together with Victor Haustein.
She has participated in festivals and masterclasses under such names as  Sir András Schiff, Ferenc Rados, Gabor Takacs Nagy, Jörg Widmann, Arnold Steinhardt, Christoph Richter, Wolfgang Rihm and Jürgen Kussmaul. In addition to her work as first violinist of Alinde Quartett, she is a member of other chamber music ensembles with highly-regarded artists and substitutes regularly in the WDR Sinfonieorcheser. Eugenia plays a violin from François-Louis Piqué from the year 1790.

ERIN KIRBY

Viola

Erin Kirby, born and raised in Atlanta, USA, enjoys a multifaceted career as an ensemble violist across Germany and Europe. She has been the violist of the Cologne-based Alinde Quartett and a member of the Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen since 2017. In July of 2020 the Alinde Quartett released the first album of their #Schubert200 Projekt; they look forward to recording all of Schubert’s string quartets over six discs alongside new commissions based on their namesake Schubert song “Alinde.” The project will be completed in 2028, Schubert’s 200th year of death, and is produced under the auspices of Deutschlandfunk Kultur and Hänssler Klassik. She is furthermore engaged as a member in Mikis Takeover! Ensemble, a crossover project bringing Classical music together with pop artists, with appearances across Germany’s major Classical venues, including the Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Herkulessaal (Munich), the Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Düsseldorf’s Tonhalle, and more. Her major influences have included Carol Rodland, Roland Glassl, and Marilyn Seelman.

JULIANE BRUCKMANN

Violone
Bass

Juliane Bruckmann was born in Münster, Germany and started playing the double bass at the age of 10. She studied Bass with Bozo Paradžik at the Musikhochschule Freiburg, Dane Roberts at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt and Joëlle Morton at the University of Toronto. Since 2016, Juliane has been a member of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and enjoys playing symphonic repertoire as well as chamber music with her recently founded franz ensemble. In recent years, Juliane developed a special interest in historic performance practice and has played in orchestras and festivals specialising in early music such as the Boston Early Music Festival, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Les Siècles, Accademia Haydn Eisenstadt and Kammerorchester Basel.

Upcoming Events

  • VERITÀ. Vol. 2
    Sat, May 15
    Digital Performance
    May 15, 7:30 PM EDT
    Digital Performance
    A unique Italo-German program in an intimate setting of just flute, cello, and harpsichord. On the menu: Telemann, Schaffrath, Porpora and Lotti recorded in Laurentiuskirche Enkheim in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Upcoming Events

  • VERITÀ. Vol. 2
    Sun, May 09
    Digital Performance
    May 09, 3:00 PM EDT
    Digital Performance
    A unique Italo-German program in an intimate setting of just flute, cello, and harpsichord. On the menu: Telemann, Schaffrath, Porpora and Lotti recorded in Laurentiuskirche Enkheim in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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  • VERITÀ. Vol. 2
    Thu, May 06
    Digital Performance
    May 06, 7:30 PM EDT
    Digital Performance
    A unique Italo-German program in an intimate setting of just flute, cello, and harpsichord. On the menu: Telemann, Schaffrath, Porpora and Lotti recorded in Laurentiuskirche Enkheim in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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  • VERITÀ Vol. 2 Release
    Sun, Apr 18
    Digital performance
    Apr 18, 8:00 PM
    Digital performance
    Premiere of the unique Italo-German program in an intimate setting of just flute, cello, and harpsichord. On the menu: Telemann, Schaffrath, Porpora and Lotti recorded in Laurentiuskirche Enkheim in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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  • VERITÀ in Residence. Vol.4
    Fri, Apr 16
    Industriemuseum Freudenthaler Sensenhammer, Freudenthal 68, 51375 Leverkusen, Germany
    Apr 16, 9:00 PM – Apr 23, 7:00 PM
    Industriemuseum Freudenthaler Sensenhammer, Freudenthal 68, 51375 Leverkusen, Germany
    German baroque music that was originally composed for his majesty recorded in the industrial museum of scythe. A contrast worth hearing.
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  • VERITÀ in Residence. Vol. 3
    Wed, Mar 03
    Bonn Museum of Modern Art
    Mar 03, 10:00 AM – Mar 07, 2:00 PM
    Bonn Museum of Modern Art
    This Italian program is featuring the rarely-heard Concerto for Flute and Two Violins by Vivaldi - the winner from our first battle-concert - together with other Italian composer such as Porpora and Geminiani in our own instrumentation. A spoiler: there will be a bonus track by Caldara!
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  • VERITÀ in Residence. Vol. 1
    Thu, Feb 04
    Haus zum Haus
    Feb 04, 7:00 PM
    Haus zum Haus, Haus zum Haus 10, 40878 Ratingen, Germany
    The premiere of VERITÀ ensemble was recorded in the medieval castle “Haus zum Haus”, Germany for the Midtown Concert series in New York City. VERITÀ was honored to have collaborated with the Alinde Quartett for this exciting project.
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