Anne Charrier and Ben Kazez met as Britten–Pears Young Artists and first needed a tool like VMII while planning a concert in 2017. During the COVID-19 lockdowns, Anne began cataloguing works, and Ben designed and created the site.
Anne Charrier is a flautist performing on both modern and historical instruments. She studied at the Conservatoire Royal of Brussels, Haute Ecole de Musique of Geneva, and Royal Academy in London. She has performed under Philippe Herreweghe, Christophe Coin, Jordi Savall, John Butt, and others at Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie de Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet, and Victoria Hall.
Baritone Ben Kazez studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has performed as soloist under Václav Luks, Christian Curnyn, Dame Sarah Connolly, and Mark Padmore, and has sung in Ghislieri Coro e Orchestra (Giulio Prandi) and the Monteverdi Choir (Sir John Eliot Gardiner) at the Salzburg Festival, BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall, Vienna Musikverein, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and Berlin Philharmonie.
Special thanks to Katie Boardman, Pamela Dellal, Colin Donihue, Daniel Kazez, Steve Marquardt, Brian Mason, Catriona McDermid, and everyone else who helped!