LES VOYAGES DE L'AMOUR
Concerto comique VI „Le Plaisir des Dames“ op.8
Première Suite op. 12
Sonate IV à trois parties op. 37
Premier Ballet de Village en trio op. 52
Concerto à cinq parties op. 37
Sonate III à deux parties op. 14
"Les Caractères de la Danse"
Michel Corrette (1709 - 1795)
Jean-Féry Rebel (1666 - 1747)
Since its formation in 2006, multi award-winning Ensemble Meridiana has established itself as one of Europe’s finest Baroque ensembles of it’s generation. The five members of Ensemble Meridiana come from four different countries. They met during their studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland where they specialised in early music. They are the winners of three major international competitions: the 4th International Telemann Competition (2007, Magdeburg Germany), the International Young Artists Competition (2009, York UK) and the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik der Händel-Gesellschaft Göttingen (2011, Göttingen Germany).
Ensemble Meridiana has performed concerts in prestigious international festivals, such as Händel Festspiele Göttingen, Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music London, Stour Festival, Freunde Alter Musik Basel, Arolsen Baroque Festival, Magdeburg Telemann Festival, Leipzig Bach Archive Summer Concerts, J.S. Bach’s house in Eisenach, York Early Music Christmas Festival, Brecon Baroque Festival and London King’s Place. Major concert tours have taken them to the UK, Norway, Romania, Ireland, Finland and Switzerland. It's future concert schedule includes performances for Kammermusikreihe Berner Symphonieorchester, Cantorama Jaun and Sastamala Gregoriana.
The ensemble's CD Tastes of Europe, supported by the NCEM and the Fidelio Charitable Trust, was released by Linn Records to great critical acclaim. Meridiana has performed on radio throughout Europe, on stations such as BBC Radio 3, MDR Figaro, RSR Espace 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk and on TV Romania. It has twice been invited on the Early Music Show on BBC Radio 3.
Lately, Meridiana has also been active in musical education, teaching on international summer courses like Dartington International Summer School and Sligo Baroque Festival.
Dominique Tinguely studied recorder at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Katharina Bopp and Conrad Steinmann and completed her diploma in 2005. This was followed by a postgraduate diploma in dulcian and baroque bassoon at the Schola Cantorum with Donna Agrell and a Màster de Musicología, Educació Musical i Interpretació de la Música Antiga at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona with Dr. Josep Borras, which she completed with distinction. Dominique Tinguely performs as soloist and chamber musician with ensembles and orchestras throughout Europe. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 she played bassoon and recorder with the Académie Baroque Européenne d’Ambronay, directed by Hervé Niquet. She is the prizewinner of the Friedl-Wald scholarship. Dominique teaches at the Bern Conservatoire.
Sarah Humphrys studied recorder, baroque oboe and shawm at the Royal College of Music and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland. She freelances throughout Europe and has made radio and TV broadcasts with the BBC and recordings for films. She has performed as a concerto soloist with Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the European Union Baroque Orchestra and the Hanover Band. She has also performed and recorded with many of Europe’s leading period instrument ensembles, such as Cantus Cölln, the Gabrieli Consort, the Dufay Collective, the Dunedin Consort, St James’ Baroque, Ex Cathedra, Early Opera Company, The London Handel Orchestra, Independent Opera, Florilegium and the Sixteen. Sarah is also a member of Fontanella, recorder quintet and The Oboe Band. She plays regularly at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre where she was musical director of “Love’s Labour’s Lost” in 2007. Sarah also teaches at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and on Fontanella’s Woodhouse Recorder Week.
Sabine Stoffer studied at the Hochschule der Kunste Bern and graduated with a distinction in the teaching degree as well as in the Konzertdiplom degree. She continued her studies with Rachel Podger at the RWCMD and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Baroque violin with distinction in 2010. She performs with several ensembles in the UK and abroad (Brecon Baroque, La Nuova Musica, OAE, Florilegium, Le Concert d’Astrée u.a.) and is a member of ‘les passions de l’âme’ in Berne. Performances as concert master, chamber musician and soloist brought her to festivals such as the Davos Festival ‘young artists in concert’, the Aldeburgh Festival, the Three Choirs Festival in Hereford and the Brecon Baroque Festival, where she performed as a soloist alongside Rachel Podger. Together with the clarinetist Nils Kohler, she organises the music festival “Kapellenkonzerte” in the Kulturkapelle Biglen (CH). Sabine is an awardee of the Kiefer Hablitzel Stiftung, the Marianne und Curt Dienemann - Stiftung, the Steinitz Bach Prize and has received the award for promising young musician 2011 “Coup de Coeur” from the Canton of Berne.
Tore Eketorp began playing the violin at the age of six. Later he studied the viola da gamba and the viola at Kungliga Musikhögskolan in Stockholm until his diploma in 2006. He then pursued a postgraduate degree at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in the class of Paolo Pandolfo. His interest for continuo playing inspired him to learn to play the lirone and violone. Tore regularly gives concerts in Europe. He has won several Competitions and scholarships and has taken part in several CD-recordings as well as radio broadcasts. In 2009, Tore went on tour through Sweden for the Swedish ‘Rikskonserter’ with the Ensemble ‘Trio Stravaganti’.
Kristian Kjos, after graduating at the State Academy of Music in Oslo in 2003, went to Basel to study harpsichord and basso continuo with Jesper Christensen. In May 2006 he finished his diploma degree. Christian has been active as a harpsichordist in several Norwegian ensembles and has taken part in many radio-, TV and opera productions under the direction of Andrew Manze, Edward Higginbottom, Attilio Cremonesi and Gottfried von der Goltz. Christian was a continuo player in the European Union Baroque Orchestra in 2004 and 2006. He is a much sought after continuo player at early music courses in Norway and Italy, where he also plays with Ensemble Cordia under the direction of Stefano Veggetti. Christian is also a member of the young baroque orchestra ‘Harmony of Nations’.