Manfredo Kraemer (violin) studied the violin at the music conservatory in Cologne and was one of the founders of Concerto Köln. From 1986 to 1991 he was a member of the famous chamber ensemble Musica Antiqua Köln. Since then Manfredo Kraemer has performed on a freelance basis with various ensembles, including engagements as principal violinist in productions led by René Jacobs, Jordi Savall, and others. He has taught in Caen, France, and Hilversum, Holland, as well as at summer institute in the United States, France, and Spain. A Biber recording with his ensemble The Rare Fruits Council received the French Diapason d'Or prize and has been greeted with superlatives by the international music press.