Ensemble Links: The Flautadors and Ensemble Ausonia
Ensembles of note, in their own words. (Click on the country to read more.)
England: The Flautadors Recorder Quartet (Catherine Fleming, Celia Ireland, Merlin Harrison, and Ian Wilson)
The Flautadors are established as one of the UK’s leading recorder ensembles having won a variety of awards since their formation in 1997. British performances have included major festivals such as Stratford-on-Avon Festival, City of London Festival, Chelmsford Cathedral Festival and Ribchester Festival, as well as the more specialist early music festivals of York, Lincoln and Greenwich. The quartet also works regularly with today’s composers playing many world premier performances in contemporary festivals and concerts series such as Leeds Contemporary Music Festival.
Belgium: Ausonia (Frédérick Haas and Mira Glodeanu, dirs)
Ausonia is an ensemble of instrumentalists and singers…committed to bringing to life the music of the 17th and 18th centuries by means of dedicated application of historical performance practices and a continuous searching for the expressive possibilities inherent in this music.