Hille Perl viola da gamba
Hille Perl, born in Bremen (Germany), is considered to be one of the world’s finest viola da gamba players. She decided to play the viola da gamba after hearing a Wieland Kuijken concert when she was five! For the multi-award-winning viol player, music is the primary medium of interpersonal communication. More precise, clearer and more intense than language, of greater emotional significance than other experiences, with the exception of love.
Her long-time performing partner is Lee Santana and they have co-founded several ensembles, including Sirius Viols and Los Otros, with many CDs to their credit. She also appeared in Michael Haneke’s 2017 movie Happy End, playing viola da gamba.
In addition to an original 17th-century gamba made by Matthias Alban in Tyrol in 1687, she plays a seven-string Tielke replica made by Ingo Muthesius and a six-string Italian gamba made by Claus Derenbach.