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.
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.
Ensemble Meridiana comprises Dominique Tinguely recorder & bassoon, Sarah Humphrys oboe, Sabine Stoffer violin, Tore Eketor viola da gamba and Christian Kjos harpsichord.