Teun & Teun are two friends that share a particularly difficult to pronounce first name and a love for music. Since they have met at the Utrecht conservatory they have brought their music to stages in The Netherlands, Germany, Scotland, and Bulgaria, performing in many of Europe’s finest festivals and concert series. Center of their approach is to inform themselves with the musical and environmental context of the period a work is composed in, in order to understand its language, to make it their own and deliver a heartfelt performance. Teun & Teun put a special focus on the rhetoric aspect of baroque music. They also show an interest in the performance of contemporary music for their instruments, looking for dialog between early music and modern composition. Over the past years, several modern compositions having been written for them. Besides playing both well know as well as rarely performed music that was originally written for their instruments, they make arrangements to suit their ensemble: recently they arranged the English Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach for the Season Concert Tour of The Organisatie Oude Muziek. Teun & Teun’s debut-CD will be released by Challenge Records in the summer of 2023, with Dutch music of the 18 th century by composers as Van Wassenaer and De Fesch.
Teun Wisse, recorder player and historical bassoonist, studied with Heiko ter Schegget at Utrecht Conservatory, where he graduated cum laude in 2015. Supported by scholarships of VSB Fonds and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds he continued his studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland, with Conrad Steinmann (recorder) and Donna Agrell (bassoon). Teun gives concerts throughout Europe, playing with ensembles as Hassler Consort (Germany), Camerata Variabile (Switzerland), and ensemble Locatelli (Italy). With ensembles The Early Byrds and Ensemble Desinance Teun performes Renaisance music on recorder consort. Next to his performing activities, Teun holds a teaching position at Musikschule Konservatorium Zürich.
Teun Braken (1994), harpsichord and organ player, studied harpsichord and organ at the conservatoires of Utrecht and Amsterdam with Siebe Henstra, Reitze Smits and Menno van Delft. After finishing his Master degree in Amsterdam, Supported by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, he continued his studies in Basel at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where he specialized in basso continuo playing and ensemble-leading under the guidance of Prof. Jörg-Andreas Bötticher and organ with Prof. Tobias Lindner.
Teun has performed with many different Dutch ensembles like Concerto d’ Amsterdam, Musica Amphion, the Dutch Bach Society, with whom he has recorded J.S. Bach’s Johannes Passion and La Sfera Armoniosa, with whom he has recorded 2 CD’s with Dutch music.
Currently residing close to Basel, Switzerland, he regularly performs with Capriccio Barockorchester Basel and several chamber music ensembles, works as a church organist in Frick and is teacher for basso continuo and harpsichord at the Conservatoire of Freiburg.
The red thread through his musical life is the early music movement, taking inspiration for taste and skill from historical sources and instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries.
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