Freek Borstlap

Freek is the artistic leader of The Spirit of Gambo. Besides his international career as a soloist, a baritone player and teacher, his work is also focused on the performance of ensemble music for viola da gamba. He did a lot of consort music recordings with The Spirit of Gambo and also with the French and German baroque chamber music. In recent years he did several awarded CD’s with The Spirit of Gambo with music from John Jenkins, Orlando Gibbons and Christopher Tye.

Gesina Liedmeier

Gesina (Geesje) Liedmeier studied viola da gamba with Marianne Müller and Wieland Kuijken. She played in various ensembles and productions, like with Collegium Vocale Gent, and she is one of the founders of The Spirit of Gambo. Besides being a musician, she is a successful builder of historic instruments. The spirit of Gambo usually plays on her instruments.

Ivanka Neeleman

Among other things Ivanka studied viola da gamba at Wieland Kuijken. She is a regular guest at various orchestras and ensembles for old music like the Vlaamse Capilla Flamenca, Zefiro Toma, Brisk and the Combattimento Consort. Besides that, she also teaches gamba lessons at the musical school in Leiden and is a teacher located in The Hague.

Thomas Baeté

Thomas plays as a gambist and violinist along with the ensembles Capilla Flamenca, Mala Punica, Graindelavoix and La Caccia. He is an ensemble member of La Roza Enflorese (sephardic music) and La Folata (medieval repertoire). With these groups he recorded a dozen of CD’S and can be heard in and outside Europe. Thomas also gives gamba and ensemble lessons at the Stedelijk Conservatorium in Leuven and the Academie de Musique of Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe.