Genevan Players

The Genevan Players are the instrumentalists of our baroque ensemble. Although we are not all yet on period instruments we currently perform at a = 415hz in 1/6 comma meantone temperament (for an explanation of meantone tuning click here.) The string instruments are in the process of conversion to appropriate gut stringing. As of 2016 we have been using baroque oboes, bassoon, and recorders. From 2018 all our brass is also baroque, consisting of 2 horns and a natural trumpet (all valveless and without cheat holes). We have also taken delivery of 2 fine baroque timpani. At present the instrumentalists are …

Violins  / violae

  • Winston ‘t Hart
  • Christina ‘t Hart
  • Francine ‘t Hart
  • Derek Swarts
  • Gerrit Groenewold (viola)


  • Christina ‘t Hart
  • Amanda Swarts
  • Maria Vermeulen
  • Amanda Reynolds (guest performer)

Double Bass

  • vacant


  • Dean Anderson

Baroque Oboe

  • Sharon McVilly
  • Anna Maydwell (guest performer)
  • Georg Corall (tutor)

Baroque Bassoon

  • Avril Steyl (guest performer)
  • Jake Busby (guest performer)


  • Maria Vermeulen
  • Geraldine Plug
  • Annette Souman

Baroque Traverso

  • Annette Souman

Baroque Horns

  • Sandra McKenna (guest performer)
  • Sarah Brien (guest performer)

Baroque Trumpet

  • vacant

Baroque Timpani

  • Joshua Souman


  • Dean Anderson
  • Tahlia Vermeulen
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