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duo Trobairitz

Included in the NCEM online directory

Included in the Nema 2010 Early Music Yearbook and Performers Directory

Period(s) Medieval
Style of ensemble Vocal, Instrumental

Biography

Faye and Hazel formed duo Trobairitz to explore the courtly song repertoire of the troubadours and trouvères, which is especially appropriate to their combination of voice and vielle, and with the aim of presenting medieval monody in an original and accessible way. Songs are interspersed with readings and lively fiddle dances and the duo has been praised for its wide variety of colours and expression. Following an acclaimed international debut at the Antwerp Early Music Festival 2000, duo Trobairitz rapidly rose to success and has appeared at major early music festivals across Europe. Performance highlights include a tour of Slovenia, a Dutch Early Music Network tour, the Leeds International Medieval Congress and the debut performance of its 'Medieval Femme Fatale' programme at the York Early Music Festival, which was later broadcast on BBC Radio 3's 'The Early Music Show'. The duo has recently released its first CD The Language of Love with Hyperion.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Faye Newton

Postal address
c/o 20 Woodleigh Court, Stuart Crescent, London, N22 5NL

Members Names
Faye Newton - soprano, symphony
Hazel Brooks - vielle

Telephone Number
07720 006339

Email address
fayenewton@yahoo.co.uk

Website address
www.trobairitz.co.uk