Music director of Barrocade, Amit Tiefenbrunn plays the viola da gamba and the violone, and builds musical instruments. He began his double-bass studies in Israel with Eli Magen, and continued his musical education at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU), where he studied the viola da gamba with A. Pols. He also studied the violone, and specialized in chamber music with M. Urquhart at the Royal Conservatorium of music in Hague. Tiefenbrunn has also pursued a solo career. In the past, he was a member of the Aeole Trio of Berlin, with whom he made two recordings. While he was studying music, he specialised in the art of building period instruments under D.J. Hamoen. Since then he has been building viols, violins, harps and other string instruments for Barrocade and for many other players in Israel and worldwide. In addition to his work as Barrocade’s music director, Tiefenbrunn also plays with various other ensembles, and has made several recordings with them. He participates regularly in leading classical and baroque music festivals, and in a variety of radio and television programmes in Israel and around the world. He teaches viola da gamba at the Rubin Music Academy in Jerusalem.