Jochen Seggelke, instrument builder from Bamberg, created Ensemble Clarimonia almost 20 years ago to demonstrate the sound of historical clarinet instruments. Ensemble Clarimonia has made many cd’s and visited in music festivals and wind music happenings all over the world.
Jochen Seggelke studied clarinet in the Mannheim Musikhochschule with Hans Pfeifer and in the Basle Schola Cantorum with Pierre-André Taillard. Seggelke has played in several period instrument orchestras and ensembles, such as Klassische Kammerharmonie, but he is especially renowned for building reconstructions of different instruments of the clarinet family.
Bernhard Kösling studied clarinet in the Hannover Musikhochschule with Hans-Jürgen Eckmeier and Hans Deinzer. After having success in several international contests Kösling started freelancing, but since then he has been playing actively in ensembles like Gruppe M, Ensemble Kön, Musikfabrik NRW and Ensemble Modern. Since 1995 he has been the solo clarinetist of the Kammersinfonie Bremen and since 2001 he has participated Ensemble Clarimonia.
Ekkehard Sauer studied music pedagogics and clarinet in the Hannover Musikhochschule with Guido Schäfer and Hans Deinzer. In 1991-2006 Sauer worked as an adjunct professor in clarinet and chamber music in the Hildesheim University. He has also taught in the Osnabrück Angelaschule and Institute for Music. Since 1995 Sauer has taken an interest to historical clarinet instruments and played for example in the Berlin Akademie für Alte Musik, L’arco Ensemble and in the Ensemble Clarimonia.