Having first studied modern cello Renate Mundi discovered her passion for baroque music, and for the viola da gamba in particular. Her enthusiasm for the special characteristics of the instrument, as well as her interest in source studies, including the search for undiscovered scores, was fostered by Prof. Rainer Zipperling, with whom she also studied both vioa da gamba and baroque cello. Her horizons were broadened further through study with Prof. Hille Perl (gamba) and Kristin von der Goltz (baroque cello).

Christian Zincke, with whom she took her first gamba lessons, was important for her musical development. Also significant was her participation in masterclasses, including those given by Vittorio Ghielmi, Lorenz Duftschmid, Wieland Kuijken, and lessons with Philippe Pierlot.

Renate Mundi performs with ensembles and orchestras such as the Johann Rosenmüller Ensemble and the Main Baroque Orchestra. She has worked with, among others, Gabriel Garrido and Michael Schneider, and has appeared on such eminent stages as the Rheingau Music Festival, the Göttingen International Handel Festival, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, and Gotha’s historic Ekhof Theatre. Her playing has been heard on numerous radio broadcasts with the Hessischer, Saarländischer and Südwestrundfunk, as well the CD recordings of many ensembles. The multifaceted world of chamber music, in all its different formulations, is her particular passion.

The music of the 17th and 18th centuries is a distinct focus in her work with the ensemble ‘La Tirata’.

In September 2020 her first solo CD with the 12 Fantasies by G. Ph. Telemann was released on the Perfect Noise label.



Georg Philipp Telemann: 12 Fantasias for viola da gamba solo

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December 8th, 2024

Johann Sebastian Bach
Weihnachtsoratorium 1,3+6


St. Thomaskirche Heddernheim
Leitung: Manuel Dahme