Biography Ensemble Stravaganza

The Stravaganza Ensemble
is a baroque formation mainly dedicated to chamber music of the seventeenth and eighteenth century for one or two high-pitched instruments. Brought together by the violinist Domitille Gilon and the harpsichordist Thomas Soltani, musicians take part with enthusiasm and dedication to this musical and human adventure, which makes each concert a unique and rewarding experience for the audience.

The Stravaganza Ensemble includes various formations, with soloist musicians playing regularly in the main baroque orchestras: La Simphonie du Marais (Hugo Reyne), Ensemble Sagittarius (Michel Laplénie), Opéra Fuoco (Jay Bernfeld), Gli Incogniti (Amandine Beyer), Les Ambassadeurs (Alexis Kossenko), Pulcinella (Ophélie Gaillard)...

The Stravaganza Ensemble is regularly invited to numerous international festivals, in France (Festival baroque du Pays du Mont Blanc, Musicale Internationale de Guil Durance, Festival Jeunes-Talents-Paris...), in Scotland (Sypert concert series), in the Netherlands (Fabulous Fringe – Oude Muziek Utrecht), in the United Kingdom, Belgium (Ma Festival), Germany (Tage Alter Musik Regensburg)…

The ensemble has been awarded in 2011 bronze medal of the Academy of Literature and Arts. They also won the third prize and the special prize of critics and medias at the Premio Bonporti competition (Italy), the special prize ''De Graaf Unico van Wassenaer Masterclass Award'' at the van Wassenaer international early music competition in Amsterdam (Netherlands). Recently, Stravaganza has been also winner of the H.I.F Biber competition, in Austria (F.J. Aumann Prize).

The ensemble has been selected to reprensent the France during the showcase organized by the REMA (Réseau européen de musique ancienne in March 2013.

The CD „Concert at the Hapsburg Court“ is the first recording published by the Ensemble. Stravaganza is recording for the label Aparté/Harmonia mundi (CD will be released in September 2012).

The second recording will be release the 24th of September 2013, with works of Arcangelo Corelli - trio Sonatas (Label Aparté).

Stravaganza has the support of the Adami for different concerts tour.

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