Académie baroque européenne d’Ambronay (FR)

Académie baroque européenne d’Ambronay (FR)




Kerstin Dietl: soprano

Aurora Peña: soprano

Deborah Cachet: soprano

Alberto Miguélez-Rouco: counter-tenor

Jonas Descotte: counter-tenor

Clément Debieuvre: haute-contre

Etienne Duhil de Bénazé: tenor

Jean-Christophe Lanièce: bass-baritone

Renaud Bres: bass-baritone

Kinga Ujszaszi: violin

Alice Earll: violin

Isabel Soteras Valenti: violin

Ida Meidell Blylod: violin

Han Sol Lee: violin

Alba Encinas Gonzalez: viola

Zeno Scattolin: viola

Sevastyana Leonova: viola

Mathias Ferre: viol

Katharina Litschig: bass violin

Jadran Duncumb: theorbo

Inés Moreno Uncilla: harpsichord


Paul Agnew: Conductor 

Since its creation in 1993, the Ambronay European Baroque Academy has represented an important step in the development of young European artists at the start of their career. From now on it will incorporate the eeemerging (European Eeemerging Ensembles) project, including one or more of the selected ensembles as well as talented young individuals selected from across Europe. Find more on eeemerging.eu. 
Previous conductors of the Academy:
Jordi Savall, William Christie, Christophe Coin, Christophe Rousset, Ton Koopman, Gabriel Garrido, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Paul McCreesh, Hervé Niquet, Jean Tubéry, Serge Saitta, Martin Gester, Sigiswald Kuijken, Leonardo García Alarcón and Enrico Onofri.
Previous Academy participants include:
Instrumentalists: Leonardo García Alarcón, Sébastien Daucé, Sébastien d’Herin, Vincent Dumestre, Héloïse Gaillard, Ophélie Gaillard, Mira Glodeanu, Frédérick Haas, Ariana Savall and others.
Paul Agnew
An artist of international renown and an accomplished teacher, British tenor Paul Agnew has performed with conductors such as Marc Minkowski, Ton Koopman, Paul McCreesh, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe and Emmanuelle Haïm. He came to the attention of William Christie in 1992 during the triumphant tour of Atys (Lully) with Les Arts Florissants, and subsequently became a chosen performer of the French Baroque repertoire in operas by Rameau, Charpentier, but also Handel and Purcell. 
In 2007, Agnew’s career took a new turn when he began conducting projects for Les Arts Florissants. He made his début as guest conductor with a program of Vivaldi’s Vespers, followed by Handel’s Odes and Anthems and Purcell’s The Indian Queen. His work on Italian cantatas led him to conduct the complete cycle of Monteverdi’s madrigals in nearly 100 concerts throughout Europe, a project he recorded for harmonia mundi in “Les Arts Florissants” collection.

In 2013, Paul Agnew became Associate Musical Director of Les Arts Florissants. Since then he has conducted the Ensemble in the reprise of the ballet Doux Mensonges at the Opéra de Paris and in the new production of Platée at the Theater an der Wien, Paris’ Opéra Comique and New York’s Lincoln Center. This season’s highlights include an international tour of Monteverdi madrigals, a new production of Monteverdi’s LOrfeo and the creation of a Festival de Printemps in the churches of Vendée whose artistic direction Paul Agnew will assume.

As invited conductor, Paul Agnew has also collaborated with several orchestras using modern instruments such as the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and others.

Paul Agnew conducted Les Arts Florissants at 2015 and 2016 Ambronay Festival in Monteverdi's Madrigals.

Agnew is co-director of Le Jardin des Voix, Les Arts Florissants’ academy for young singers. This interest in the training of new generations of musicians has also led him to conduct formations such as the Orchestre Français des Jeunes Baroque and the European Baroque Academy in Ambronay.



Enrico Onofri (conductor, violin) and soloists


About the artists:

Ambronay European Baroque Academy is a project for the training and professional insertion of talented young musicians in baroque music, a true bridge between music college and the world of work. Since its creation in 1993, the Ambronay European Baroque Academy has constituted an important step in the early career development of young artists. In 2014, Ambronay Cultural Encounter Centre has teamed up with 7 european partners to broaden the European Baroque Academy's scope through a new cooperative project: eeemerging (emerging european ensembles).

The 5 members of Radio Antiqua, a young a promising ensemble supported by eeemerging, will form the core of the European Baroque Academy. 15 young musicians recruited individually will join them to constitute the orchestra.

Radio Antiqua members will find themselves in the dual educational roles of trainees (under the direction of the conductor) and tutors (with regard to the young colleagues recruited individually).

Enrico Onofri’s career began with an invitation from Jordi Savall to be concertmaster of La Capella Real. Very soon he also found himself working with groups such as Concentus Musicus Wien, Ensemble Mosaiques and Concerto Italiano. From 1987 to 2010, he was concertmaster and soloist with Il Giardino Armonico. From 2004 to 2013 he was principal conductor of Divino Sospiro. Since 2006 he has been guest conductor with Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla. He founded the chamber group Imaginarium Ensemble to perform the Italian baroque repertoire.