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Ensemble Augelletti is the 2023-25 New Era Baroque Ensemble

Ensemble Augelletti is the 2023-25 New Era Baroque Ensemble


BBC Radio 3, Royal Faculty of Music and the Nationwide Centre for Early Music have introduced the UK-based quintet Ensemble Augelletti because the New Era Baroque Ensemble for 2023-25.

Launched in 2021 with five-piece Ensemble Molière as the primary ever recipient, the New Era Baroque Ensemble scheme goals to showcase and nurture distinctive UK-based teams working within the Baroque music sphere, as they take the primary steps of their careers. It helps them to succeed in the following stage of professionalism and artistry over a two-year interval, utilizing the vary of experience, efficiency and recording alternatives obtainable by means of every of the accomplice organisations.

Based in 2019, Ensemble Augelletti (Ellen Bundy, violin; Toby Carr, lutes; Carina Drury, cello; Olwen Foulkes, recorders; Benedict Williams, keyboards) has carried out at a number of UK arts festivals, together with London, Brighton, and York Early Music Festivals. They had been finalists of the York Worldwide Younger Artists Competitors in 2022 and winners of the Pageant Barocco Alessandro Stradella Younger Artist Competitors in Italy in 2019.

Their debut CD of trio sonatas, The library of a Prussian Princess, was launched on Barn Cottage Information in February 2022. Exploring the work of the pioneering composer, organist, patron and collector Anna Amalia, Princess of Prussia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, and sister of Frederick the Nice, the disc additionally featured sonatas by CPE and JS Bach, Handel, Corelli and Geminiani.

The group was chosen to develop into the second ever New Era Baroque Ensemble by means of a non-competitive course of. They will now construct on their early success by means of a growth programme of residencies on the RCM and NCEM and a daily presence on BBC Radio 3.

BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Present (additionally on BBC Sounds) featured Ensemble Augelletti on Sunday 25 June (2pm) within the first of a sequence of normal updates and performances with the group.

Sam Jackson, BBC Radio 3 controller, says: ‘It’s a privilege for Radio 3 to accomplice with the Royal Faculty of Music and the Nationwide Centre for Early Music in forming this thrilling relationship with Ensemble Augelletti. We’re delighted to welcome the group to Radio 3’s New Era household of younger expertise, following within the footsteps of Ensemble Molière.

‘I sit up for witnessing their growth over the following two years, and to the performances they may create for us all to get pleasure from – each reside in live performance and on BBC Radio 3.’

Ensemble Augelletti says: ‘We’re delighted to develop into the following New Era Baroque Ensemble and really excited to have this excellent alternative to work in collaboration with RCM, NCEM and BBC Radio 3. The reside live shows, broadcasts, and different experiences provided by the scheme shall be invaluable in serving to Ensemble Augelletti kind the following chapter of our journey, and we’re so grateful to the NGBE group for his or her assist!’

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