Florian Deuter has had a remarkable career in the field of historical performance practice. Since Reinhard Goebel invited him in 1986 to join Musica Antigua KoIn, he has propelled himself into positions of leadership through his formidable talent and unquenchable energy. By 1994, he was concert-master of Goebel's ensemble; since then, he has led Paul McCreesh's Gabrieli Consort, and the Chapelle Royale/Collegium Vocale Gent of Philippe Herreweghe. He has also acted as soloist and con-certmaster of Marc Minkowski's Les Musiciens du Louvre, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra under Ton Koopman, The European Baroque Orchestra, Musica ad Rhenum, and Capriccio Stravagante. In 2003, he founded the ensemble Harmonie UniverseIle to explore the rich and diverse literature of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century chamber music.
Monica Waisman studied violin at the Oberlin Conservatory with Marilyn McDonald, and at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag with Elizabeth Wallfisch. She has led a successful career, playing with several of the most renowned period instrument ensembles and orchestras in Europe and on tours to North and South America and Asia. Her various recordings range from the standard repertoire of the European Baroque and Classical literature to recently re-discovered jewels from eighteenth-century South America. In 2003, she founded Harmonie UniverseIle with Florian Deuter and now devotes most of her energies to the ensemble.