Plectrum lute, gittern, fiddle (da gamba), luthier
Jacob Mariani is a musicologist, performer, and maker of historically-inspired instruments in Basel, Switzerland. He holds an MA in Musicology from the University of Oregon, and an MA in Early Music Performance from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where he studied with Profs. Randall Cook and Crawford Young.
Jacob began his luthier studies in Ashland, Oregon with Stephen Bacon, who is the curator of the Schumann Collection of historical instruments and Master Luthier at Bellwood Violin. In Eugene, Oregon, he worked for Master Luthier Charlie Ogle, and more recently, Jacob spent several months collaborating with Richard Earle in his Basel workshop. Alongside his own commissions, Jacob regularly repairs and maintains instruments of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
He has researched, designed, and built instruments for performers all over the world.
Jacob has recently been awarded the prestigious Clarendon Scholarship to pursue doctoral research on the Trecento fiddle at Merton College, University of Oxford. He will be starting his PhD there in October 2017.
Read Jacob's luthier blog here
Born in Turkey, Ozan Karagöz studied violin, piano and singing in Izmir and composition, music theory and harpsichord in Istanbul. He studied mediaeval-renaissance singing with Kathleen Dineen and Dominique Vellard as well as ensemble direction with Crawford Young at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where he also studied early music theory with Johannes Menke and Felix Diergarten.
Ozan is currently teaching (ad interim) “Historische Satzlehre” for Medieval-Renaissance music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
Ozan has performed with dedicated medieval ensembles in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands. Bookings include Ensemble Leones, Canto Coronato, Peregrina, and Perlaro.
Ozan is the founder and director of vocal ensemble Troxalida.