Werner Neugebauer was born in Graz in 1967. While completing his studies in Salzburg and Vienna, he developed an active interest in the baroque violin. He is a member of the Camerata Salzburg as well as the Hyperion Ensemble. He is also attempting to make his skills more fruitful by passing them on as a teacher at the Mozarteum University Salzburg and the Anton Bruckner University for Music in Linz.
Werner Neugebauer's violin was built by Francesco Rugieri and dates back to the year 1696. It was generously made available to him as a loan by Count Starhemberg.
Firmian Lermer was born in Wildthurn, Germany and studied at the Universities of Salzburg and Vienna. He has performed as a soloist and played chamber music in concerts throughout Europe. On several occasions he was given the opportunity to present his skills at festivals of world renown, such as the Lockenhaus Festival and the Salzburg Festival. Since 1991 he has also held the position of art director at the Wildthurner Kunsttage. Lermer’s viola was built by L. Storioni and dates back to the year 1796.