Sunday - 23 January 2022

11:00 - 17:00
Koninklijk Conservatorium, Amare - Den Haag

11:00 Robert Franenberg: Lecture recital - Hoffmeister Quartet No. 1 (Violin: Hed Yaron Mayersohn, Viola: Isabel Franenberg, Cello: Evan Buttar)

12:00 Chun-Yuan Yang: Performance - Vanhal Divertimento in G major (Violin: Maximiliane Norwood, Viola: Lam Tim Wei, Viennese Bass: Chun-Yuan Yang) and Hoffmeister Concerto No. 3 (Violone: Chun-Yuan Yang, Fortepiano: Guy Maori)

13:00 Isaline Leloup: CD presentation and concert - J. M. Sperger, Dittersdorf, Hoffmeister Quartet No. 2

14:00 Robert Smith: Presentation and workshop - 'The viola da gamba and the Classical basses'

15:30 Linda Paulino: Performance - Haydn Trio; Jussif Barakat: Performance - Sperger

16:00 Round table discussion chaired by Joëlle Morton

17:00 Finish


© Annelies van der Vegt

Robert Franenberg

Robert Franenberg was born in Los Angeles, USA. In 1981 he received a Bachelor of Music cum laude degree from the California State University, Northridge. From 1982-1984 he continued his studies with Anthony Woodrow at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam.

He is a member of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the 18th Century and contrabass/violone player of the Nederlandse Bachvereniging. He has also performed with The Gabrieli Consort, The Bach Colleguim Japan, De Nederlands Blazers, The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, The English Concert and the Dunedin Consort.

In May 2015 he performed the Concerto for Contrabass by Johann Baptist Vanhal with the Apollo Ensemble which was also televised on Brava TV.

Chun-Yuan Yang

Chun-Yuan is a Taiwanese historical double bass, violone, and viola da gamba player. He plays regularly as first bassist of the Collegium Vocale Academy orchestra, director Philippe Herreweghe, and with the Gleam Ensemble Taiwan. He has also worked in ensembles conducted by Sigiswald Kuijken, Francois-Xavier Roth, Hans-Christoph Rademann, and Jos van Veldhoven.

Chun-Yuan performed on Viennese Bass as a soloist in the Dutch Double Bass festival 2021 with forte-pianist Guy Maori. He studied classical double bass at the New England Conservatory in Boston, and is now studying violone with Margaret Urquhart and viola da gamba with Mieneke van der Velden at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Chun-Yuan Yang
© Isabelle Françaix 2021

Isaline Leloup

Isaline is an early music bass player specialized in the Viennese bass and is leading the project « A Viennese afternoon » which consists of putting back on stage the solo repertoire of the Viennese double bass in chamber music formation.

After receiving her master’s degree in modern double bass at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, she studied the classical and romantic repertoire of the historical double bass. She joined a master’s program  with the members of the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées in partnership with the Poitiers University. During this program, she concentrated her research on musical treatises and the study of style. During this period, she discovered the Viennese double bass and decided to devote her career to it. She studied with David Sinclair at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (CH) where she obtained her Master in Spezialisierter Musikalischer Performance in June 2019.

She is currently perfecting her skills in the class of Margaret Urquart at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague and continues to work with double bassists Korneel Le Compte and James Munro.

Robert Smith

Robert Smith is a viola da gamba and cello player from Yorkshire in the North of
England. In 2017 he released a recording of Telemann’s newly discovered Fantasias for
solo viola da gamba, which The Observer reviewed as “playing of exceptional quality”.

His CDs often feature previously unrecorded repertoire such as the lyra-viol music or
virtuoso Jenkins duets with his former teacher Paolo Pandolfo. He enjoys exploring
different genres of music, dabbling in composition and working with artists from other
disciplines. This has led to interesting performances such as playing his own
arrangements of Metallica songs for death-defying acrobats in historical circus tents.

YouTube: metalgamba

© Rudi Wells
Linda Paulino

Linda Paulino

Linda Paulino is an active freelance Double Bass and Violone player currently based in The Netherlands involved with a variety of modern and historical ensembles. She began her musical studies at the National School of Music in Maputo, Mozambique. At the age of twelve, she won a scholarship to study in Évora, Portugal.

She received her Bachelors degree from Maastricht Conservatory with Carol Hart. Due to her interest in early music, she moved to Amsterdam where she obtained her Masters degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Margaret Urquhart and is currently studying with Dane Roberts at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt.

Jussif Barakat

The Ecuadorian bassist Jussif Barakat is equally at home in the early music, jazz, and classical concert scenes.

He received his Master in Violone and Classical bass at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague in 2019. The same year, he was chosen as a Young Bach Fellow with the Netherlands Bach Society with whom he continues to play.

He has worked with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Musica in Scena, the VOX Orchestra, The String Soloists, and Musica Temprana, and was awarded the HIP solo prize at the 2019 Viennese Bass Days competition in Amsterdam.

Jussif Barakat
Joëlle Morton

Joëlle Morton

Joëlle Morton is a widely sought performer and teacher, specializing in period instruments – renaissance and baroque violas da gamba, violoni and double basses. She is a regular guest for workshop teaching and early music projects, the world over and teaches viol and historical double basses at the University of Toronto.

Prior to discovering historical performance, she was a modern double bassist, studying with Joel Quarrington, John Gowen, Thomas Martin, František Pošta and Ludwig Streicher. She earned a BM at the Curtis Institute of Music for work with Roger Scott, a MM at USC working with Paul Ellison and was briefly a member of the bass section in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.


Studio 1
Koninklijk Conservatorium - Amare

Spuiplein 150
2511 DG
Den Haag