Hans-Christoph Rademann was born on August 5, 1965, in Dresden. He is currently the director of the Dresdner Kammerchor and the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, serves as Professor of Choral Conducting at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber, in Dresden, and holds the position of Artistic Director of the Erzgebirge Music Festival. Rademann studied at the Kreuzgymnasium, was a member of the Kreuzchor, and studied choral and orchestral conducting at the Musikhochschule Dresden. During his studies, he founded the Dresdner Kammerchor and still serves as its director. From 1999 to 2004 he served as the chief conductor of the Norddeutscher Rundfunk Chorus, and from 2007 to 2015 he was the chief conductor of the RIAS Kammerchor. Rademann has been Akademie Director of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, Since June 2013. His awards and Honours include the Johann-Walter-Plakette of the Sächsischer Musikrat 2014, the Saxon Constitutional Medal, 2008, and the Patrons’ Award and Art Prize of the City of Dresden, in 1994 and 2014 respectively. His recording initiatives have received the German Record Critics’ Award, the Grand Prix du Disque, 2002, Diapason d’Or, in 2006 and 2011, CHOC de l’année 2011, and Best Baroque Vocal Award 2014.
Jarosław Thiel is a graduate of the Poznań School of Talents. He studied cello at both the Academy of Music in Poznań and the Academy of Music in Łódź, Poland. Since 1997, he has been focused on historical performance. He completed his post-graduate studies in Baroque cello at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, having worked with Phoebe Carrai and Markus a Möllenbeck. Thiel has participated in master classes run by Christine Kypranides at the Dresdner Akademie für Alte Musik and has collaborated with the most important Polish ensembles specialising in early music. Thiel has been the first cellist with the Dresdner Barockorchester and a member of the Festspiel Orchester Göttingen led by Laurence Cummings since 2000. He also works with leading German ensembles, such as Cantus Cölln, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and Lautten Compagney. He regularly performs as a soloist and chamber musician in connection with festivals of early music world-wide. He currently teaches Baroque cello at the Academy of Music in Poznań and the Summer Academy of Early Music in Lidzbark Warmiński, Poland. In 2006 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra.