Peter de Laurentiis (photo Sander Heezen)
Peter de Laurentiis was born to a Scottish mother and a Neapolitan father in Genoa (Italy). He studied violin at the Paganini Conservatory in Genoa, and went on to study musicology at the Universities of Cremona, Oxford and Tours. While at University he developed an interest in vocal music and started performing with various specialised ensembles. He now works mainly with Cappella Pratensis (Stratton Bull) also covering the role of Artistic Advisor and Project Manager, cantoLX (Frank Agsteribbe), La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Jordi Savall), i Favoriti della Fenice (Jean Tubéry), the Choeur de Chambre de Namur (Leonardo Garcia Alarcon), Currende (Erik van Nevel) and Vlaams Radio Koor (Hervé Niquet). Also active in teaching, he gives lessons, conferences and courses in history and notation of early music, singing, and in pronunciation and diction issues for singers. Peter – a research associate of the Alamire Foundation, in Leuven – is very interested and continues studying cultural history, textual criticism and philology, and inspiring new ways to perform early and difficult repertoires for modern audiences, but he also has a secret passion for cooking.

Pieter De Moor Pieter (photo Sander Heezen)
Pieter De Moor (1989) started his musical career in Aalst at the Schola Cantorum Cantata Domino under the direction of Michael Ghijs and also followed vocals and flute at the Academy of Aalst and Asse. He studied singing, Traverso and harpsichord at the Lemmens Institute of Leuven, where he took lessons with, among others, Dirk Snelllings, Frank Theuns, Kris Verhelst, Erik Van Nevel and Dina Grossberger. He studied masterclasses with Maarten Koningsberger, Stephan Van Dyck, Nicolas Achten and Deborah York. As a singer he performed with renowned ensembles such as Vox Luminis, Capilla Flamenca, Cappella Pratensis, Currende, Ex Tempore, Studium Chorale, Laudantes Consort, Victoria Consort and the Vlaams Radiokoor.
He is also an active soloist.  Thus he sang as an evangelist in Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium and numerous kantaten of several composers. He also has experience as a conductor and he has led numerous concerts with choir and orchestra. He is a regular conductor of the Sangghesellen from Beersel and Happy Art from Kortenberg. Pieter is often invited as a repetiteur by numerous other choirs. His interest is mainly on music in the Renaissance and the Baroque period. In addition, he specializes in the authenticity of the execution practice and the voice use of each style period and every genre.

Julian Podger  (photo Sander Heezen)
Julian Podger, born in 1966, is a leading English tenor known for his performances in historically informed concerts. A highlight of his career was his participation in the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in 2000. He also leads his own ensemble, Trinity Baroque. Podger grew up in Germany and studied at Trinity College, Cambridge. He has collaborated with well-known vocal groups such as Gothic Voices and The Harp Consort. Podger stood out as a soloist at The Proms in 1997 and has performed the role of Evangelist in Bach's passions. He played the lead role in Handel's 'Jephtha' in 1998, where he was praised for his refined performance, although some reviewers noted a lack of deeper emotions in his rendition