The International Baroque Consort is an historically informed chamber ensemble, performing music mainly from the 17th and 18th centuries. Our current formation is natural trumpet, soprano, baroque cello, and harpsichord. In April 2022, the IBC went on tour to the USA, featuring as Guest Artist at the North American Baroque Trumpet Competition and Conference at the University of Kentucky, and the Artist in Residence at Ft Lewis College, Durango. In addition to giving concerts and masterclasses, the IBC visited primary and secondary schools for group coaching and individual lessons. The IBC strives to create engaging performances and provide educational opportunities for a wide range of people. Recent events include a concert in Glasgow and a kids music workshop in Manchester.
Members of the International Baroque Consort are graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Royal Northern College of Music, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise in performance and teaching. The IBC has to date presented programmes of English and Italian music, featuring composers Henry Purcell and Alessandro Scarlatti. For 2023/2024, we are delighted to present 'Música de España’, a programme celebrating Spanish Baroque music. We will showcase this fascinating and unique music on tour with us around the UK, Europe, and the USA.
Marina Sanchez Cabello
Marina Sanchez Cabello studied at the Conservatoire Victoria Eugenia in Granada and finished her Masters in cello performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Marina was part of Live Music Now Scotland with the Dohnanyi String Trio and was a member of the Avanti Piano Trio with whom she participated in residencies organised by Enterprise Music Scotland. She has performed in several festivals including the New Lanark Heritage Centre, Knowle Green Village Hall, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Series of Aljibe Music, Chamber Music Series at the Academy of Orchestral Studies (Barenboim-Said Foundation), Ubeda International Music Festival, Granada Festival of Music and Dance, Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Aldeburgh festival (Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme) and PRISMA festival (Canada). She is currently a member of the International Baroque Consort with whom she has recently toured in America. She works for Big Noise Govanhill (Sistema Scotland) teaching lower strings.
Timothy Dzida is a modern and natural trumpet player and teacher, composer and arranger based in Manchester, U.K. He completed his Bachelor's in Music Performance at Sul Ross State University, Master's in Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music, and Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Secondary) at Manchester Metropolitan/RNCM. Timothy has been a part of the Concordia Brass Ensemble, Yellow Rose Brass Ensemble, Presto Brass Trio, and most recently established the International Baroque Consort. He has previously performed with the RNCM Baroque Brass Ensemble, the Seicento Baroque Ensemble, and the Kellie Consort. Timothy has hosted masterclasses at Ft. Lewis College, Durango, Colorado and the University of Kentucky, and was a featured artist with the IBC through the Historic Brass Society. He was additionally a guest lecturer for the Colorado State University trumpet studio. Timothy is also an avid contemporary composer and arranger, composing works for solo instrumentalists and chamber groups of various formations, and arranging music for the IBC. When he is not performing, Timothy teaches general music, leads brass clinics, and runs early years music sessions for kids and their dads.
A French-American singer based in Glasgow, and graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2018. Before embracing a musical career, Héloïse studied French Language and Literature at Université Paris 7 and Drama at the Ecole Nationale de Créteil.
It’s in the Early and Baroque repertoire that Héloïse stands out: she has been Dido in Dido and Aeneaswith the Young Baroque Ensemble in Tallinn, Estonia ; Amore, in L'incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi with the ensemble OrQuesta. She sang Iris, for the recent recording of Eccles' Semele, with the Academy of Ancient music, directed by Julian Perkins.
A Live Music Now artist, she collaborates closely with lutenist Kristiina Watt, in their ensemble Cordes en Ciel, with whom they nourrish a particular interest for 17th and 18th century Airs de cour. Soprano solo with the Linarol Consort of viols, she also sings with the Spinacino Consort.
Her operatic roles have included Missia in The Merry Widow, by Lehàr, Eurydice in Orphée aux Enfers, by Offenbach, both at the Festival d'Opera Bouffe d’Etriché, in France. She has sung Mélisande in Auri Jurna's creation of Pelleas/Mélisande at the Theatre Von Glehni in Tallinn and at the International Student Drama Festival in Tartu, Susanna in Mozart's Figaro with the Opera de Castelló conducted by Josep Gil, Lucy, in The Telephone, by Menotti with daïmon Opera. As an actor, she played the roles of Chorus, Boy and Catherine in Leo Graham's staging of Henry V, by Shakespeare.
A keen chamber musican, Héloïse sings in a duo with pianist José Javier Ucendo. They were awarded the third prize in the Lied Duo competition in Tallinn in April 2016 and were invited to take part in the Oxford Lieder Festival masterclasses for « promising young duos ».
Héloïse enjoys singing new works and collaborating with composers. Electra Perivolaris has dedicated to her the song cycle Les Heures Grecques, on poems by Guillaume Decourt.
Harpsichord and Continuo
Tiffany Vong is an organist, harpsichordist and choral conductor based in Glasgow. She is the Director of Music at Jordanhill Parish Church. Originally from Hong Kong, Tiffany was organ scholar at Glenalmond College, Perthshire, Oriel College, Oxford, and University of Glasgow. Tiffany completed a Master of Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with scholarships from the RCS Trust and ABRSM. Awards include the Governors’ Recital Prize for Keyboard, Bach Prize, Harmony and Counterpoint Prize and the Early Music Prize. Tiffany completed a Master of Music in Historically Informed Performance Practice at the University of Glasgow. She has previously performed with the Kellie Consort, Caccini Ensemble, and the Glasgow University Opera Society, and is currently a member of the International Baroque Consort. Tiffany works as a conductor and accompanist around Scotland and is the Choral Music Assistant at St Aloysius' College. She is the Vice-President of the Glasgow Society of Organists and an Associate of the Royal College of Organists.