Welcome to the Trio Ludovico!

The members of the strings Trio Ludovico – violinist Gustavo Zarba, violist Yoshiko Morita, and cellist Julianne Borsodi – come from Argentina, Japan, and the USA. After initial studies in their respective home countries all three came to Europe in order to further their studies, finding in Germany and the Netherlands their musical home. Following the lead of distinguished artists in the practice of early music, each chose to specialize in this area. Concert tours thoughout the world with the most prominent ensembles in the field of antique music ensued. Among these number: Musica Antiqua Köln, Ensemble Ricercar Belgien, Concerto Köln, Freiburger Barockorchester, La Stagione Frankfurt, and the Bach Collegium Japan. It was through their joint work in the world-renowned Orchester des 18. Jahrhunderts under the direction of Frans Brüggen in Amsterdam, that they met and founded their Trio Ludovico for strings. With a spotlight upon the Romantic Era, their music is played on historical, gut-stringed instruments.

Gustavo Zarba


Gustavo Zarba, born in Argentina, began to play the violin at the age of six under Pedro Napolitano (Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires) and Erich Lehninger (Sao Paulo, Brazil). A four- year DAAD scholarship made it possible for him to study at the Musikhochschule Köln with Franzjosef Maier, Norbert Brainin, and the Amadeus Quartet. There he became a founding member of the ensemble Concerto Köln and began a career as a highly sought-after guest performer with eminent European ensembles. There followed a close collaboration with the ensemble Musica Antiqua Köln under Reinhard Goebel as well as appearances with Jordi Savali, Marc Minkowski, Jos van Immerseel, William Christie, and other artists. His participation in 1988 with Orchester des 18. Jahrhunderts, under the direction of Frans Brüggen in Amsterdam, profoundly influenced his musical orientation. Several times yearly he makes concert tours throughout the world. Since 2009 Gustavo Zarba calls the city of Warburg home. Zarba plays a Jakobus Stainer violin on gracious loan from Reinhard Goebel.

Yoshiko Morita


Japanese-born Yoshiko Marita studied the viola at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with Fumiko Asatsuma, Toshiyuki Uzaka, and Yuki Hyakutake. There she won third prize in the „30th Student Music Competition“. Following completion of her studies and further work with Ulrich Koch she focused her attention on the original technique and style of early music. She specialized in this particular musical genre under Toshinari Ohashi and Sadao Udagawa, adding to that the Baroque violin under the tutelage of Natsumi Wakamatsu, Katherine MacIntosh, and Enrico Gatti. As member of such renowned ensembles as The Bach Collegium Japan, The Tokyo Bach Mozart Orchestra, the L'Estro Armonico Tokyo, and the Collegium Arggentum, Yoshiko Marito divides her time between Japan and Amsterdam, where she is violist with the Orchester des 18. Jahrhunderts, lead by director Frans Brüggen. Yoshiko Morita plays an Edward Pamphilon viola.

Julianne Borsodi


Julianne Borsodi, originally from Michigan, USA, studied cello with Richard Kapuscinski at prestigious Oberlin College. She earned her concert diploma from the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg. Subsequently, specialization in the viola da gamba at the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt under Rainer Kipperling lead to an intensive involvement in early music with recordings and concerts around the globe. She was long-time cello soloist for the orchestra La Stagione Frankfurt and member of the ensemble Camerata Köln. Julianne Borsodi is a regularly invited guest performer in many European ensembles such as Les Adieux, Freiburger Barockorchester, Ricercar Ensemble Belgien, and is a member of the Orchester des 18. Jahrhunderts in Amsterdam. Alongside her concert activities she is director of the orchestral program for the Frankfurt International School. Julianne Borsodi plays a Paolo Testore cello.