1st Prize and Audience Prize
The Taylor Consort is a chamber music ensemble that brings together young musicians who have an interest in historically informed interpretation and who share a common sensibility and enthusiasm. Conceived by the harpsichordist and fortepianist Justin Taylor soon after his victory at the International Musica Antiqua Harpsichord Competition in Bruges, the ensemble takes pleasure in championing repertories as varied as the trio sonata, Romantic chamber music with a fortepiano, and Baroque vocal music.
The young ensemble has already performed in Paris (at the Hôtel de Soubise, the Petit Palais, the Singer-Polignac Foundation), at the Easter Festival in Deauville, at the Dijon Opera, in Rouen (at the Corneille Chapel), at the Fringe Festival in Utrecht (Netherlands), at the Festival of Pont-Croix, at the Festival of Saint-Michel en Thiérache, at the Misteria Paschalia Festival in Kraków, and at the Anacreon Festival in Angers. The Taylor Consort has also been featured on the “Génération Jeunes Interprètes” show on the national radio station “France Musique”.
The Taylor Consort works closely with the mezzo-soprano Eva Zaïcik. During a residency at the Cité de la Voix in Vézelay, they deepened their approach to eighteenth-century French vocal music. This exciting work on French cantatas will lead to the recording of a first disc for the prestigious Alpha Classics label. The ensemble is currently in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris.
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L’Apothéose was born in December 2015 like a space of celebration, reflection and experimentation for its members. From its beginnings, they wanted to take the historical interpretation to the highest level, maintaining clear ideas and joining all their knowledge to convey to the listener the emotional content and rhetoric of each composer. They receive the recognition of the public in each concert for its vigorousness and expression.
They have been the early music winner ensemble at “Circuitos FestClásica 2018”, 1st prize, Bärenreiter prize and Eeemerging prize at the international “Göttingen Händel Competition” 2017, 2nd prize at “Concours International de Musique Ancienne de Val de Loire” 2017 and 2nd prize at the “Förderpreis Alte Musik Saarland” 2016 in Saarbrücken.
Its interpreters have a solid classical and historicist academic training and have been part of ensembles such as the Capilla Real de Madrid, La Madrileña, Bachorchester Mainz, Insula Orchestra and the Spanish National Orchestra among others. As a group, they have received advice from Richard Egarr, Jana Semerádová, Claire Guimond, Kristin von der Goltz, Jesper Christensen, Alberto Martínez or Guillermo Peñalver.
Its chamber music repertoire ranges from the early baroque to the end of classicism, traveling through all the great European nations and their different styles.
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