Lorenz Duftschmid studied viola da gamba with Jordi Savall in the Schola Cantorum in Basle. At age 25, he was appointed visitor professor on the Musikhochschule in Graz and founded his very own period-instrument group, Armonico Tributo Austria. A subgroup of the, the ensemble AnLeuT, is experienced in modern music on historic equipment. He performs and information frequently with Savall’s ensembles Hesperion XX and La Capella Reial de Catalunya. He also directs two summer season celebrations in Austria. Duftschmid performs on a couple of original instruments created by Gasparo da Salò (ca. 1580), Jakobus Stainer (Absam-Tirol, 1679), Nicolas Bertrand (Paris, 1699), and Antony Stephan Posch (Vienna, 1717).