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Ensemble Meridiana

Ensemble Meridiana

The award-winning musicians of Ensemble Meridiana play on copies of original baroque instruments. The group offers a wide variety of instrument combinations and enables them to cover a wealth of baroque repertoire.




Tastes of Europe: Telemann Trios & Quartets
Tastes of Europe: Telemann Trios & Quartets
The debut recording by the award-winning Ensemble Meridiana. 

CKD 368  

 

Ensemble Meridiana

Dominique Tinguely recorder & bassoon
Sarah Humphrys oboe
Sabine Stoffer violin
Tore Eketor viola da gamba
Christian Kjos harpsichord

Since its formation in 2006, Ensemble Meridiana has established itself as one of Europe's finest Baroque ensembles of its generation.  The five members of Ensemble Meridiana come from four different countries and met during their studies at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland where they specialised in early music.  The musicians play on copies and original Baroque instruments. The possibilities of recorder or bassoon, oboe or recorder, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord offer a wide variety of instrumental combinations and enable the group to cover a wealth of Baroque repertoire.

In March 2007 Ensemble Meridiana won the first prize and the audience prize in the 4th International Telemann Competition in Magdeburg, Germany and in July 2009, Ensemble Meridiana won the York International Young Artists Competition. In January 2011, the ensemble won their third international competition: the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik der Händel-Gesellschaft Göttingen.  Ensemble Meridiana has performed concerts in prestigious international festivals, such as the Arols Baroque Festival, the Magdeburg Telemann Festival, the Berlin Musical Instrument Museum, the Leipzig Bach Archive Summer Concerts, J.S. Bach's house in Eisenach, a tour of Romania in 2008 and concerts at the National Centre for Early Music in York and King's Place, London.

Ensemble Meridiana has performed on radio throughout Europe, on stations such as BBC Radio 3, MDR FIGARO, Radio RSR Espace 2, Bayrischer Rundfunk and on TV Romania. This is their debut album for Linn Records, supported by the NCEM and the Fidelio Charitable Trust.


For further information - www.ensemblemeridiana.com
Ensemble Meridiana in residence at Festival
01 March 2012
Ensemble Meridiana will be in residence for the whole 2012 Sligo Festival of Baroque Music.
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Competition Winners Win Again!
04 February 2011
First Prize in the German Handel competition
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The Consort
'The youthful exuberance of the playing combined with sensitivity, highly polished technique, and excellent articulation as an ensemble -makes this a very appealing CD.'
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
'Extremely highly recommended.'
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musica Dei donum
'...an outstanding disc.'
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Positive Feedback Online
'...the performances are easily top notch...'
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American Record Guide
'...vivacious chamber trios...'
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Musical Pointers
'Recommended'
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Early Music Today
'...the group's interpretation of these trios and quartets is astoundingly good and well worth a listen.'
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ClassicsToday.com
'...here is a fine collection of five trios and two quartets...'
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Sonograma Magazine
'...the significant contribution of Ensemble Meridiana is imaginative, dynamic and above all, well played.'
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Venerdì di Repubblica
"...Ensemble Meridiana...expresses the great beauty of Telemann's style"
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Klassik.com
4 Stars
'Their engaging playing, the bright, clear sound of the ensemble and the natural beauty of the phrasing make this debut album a very worth-listening experience. '
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The Irish Times
"...they play with real spirit and zest..."
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
'They play with style, energy, and conviction; by any measure, this is lovely ensemble and solo playing.'
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Early Music Review
'Stylishly played on period instruments...'
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Early Music Review
'...one of the most impressive debut CDs that I have ever heard.'
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International Record Review
'...expressively relaxed playing...'
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MusicWeb International
"60 minutes of sheer delight."
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Droitwich Spa Advertiser
"particularly impressive...[a] sparkling Linn recital."
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Southern California Early Music Society
"Telemann has resurfaced on a gorgeous new release...they play like angels."
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
'The performances sparkle with the youthful excitement of discovery.'
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Kidderminster Shuttle
"The four "Trios" are particularly impressive, proving the highlights of this sparkling Linn recital."
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The Early Music Show
'...an energetic opening - a playful dialogue between the recorder and the violin...'
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