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York Early Music International Young Artists Competition 2009


Ensemble Meridiana - Winners of the Young Artists Competition 2009

Grand Desir - York Early Music Festival Friends Winner of the Young Artists Competition 2009
 
The 2009 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition was won by Ensemble Meridiana - a baroque ensemble comprising five young musicians from Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Sweden and Norway. Dominique Tinguely, Recorder/bassoon; Sarah Humphrys, oboe/recorder; Sabine Stoffer, violin; Tore Eketorp, viola da gamba and Christian Kjos, harpsichord, met during their studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basle, Switzerland.

Ensemble Meridiana CD available here

The winner of the York Early Music Festival Friends Prize was the Dutch renaissance ensemble Grand Desir comprising Anita Orme Della-Marta recorder/harp and Anne-Marieke Evers mezzo-soprano, Tobie Miller recorder/harp/hurdy-gurdy.

The York Early Music International Young Artists Competition was created by the Early Music Network in 1985. Previous winners are:  1985 Paul Goodwin (oboe) and Nicholas Parle (harpsichord); 1987 The Locke Consort; 1989 Joint winners: I Fagiolini and Musikfreunde (renamed Florilegium); 1991 The Palladian Ensemble; 1993 Mhairi Lawson (soprano) and Olga Tverskaya (fortepiano); 1995 The Amarillis Consort; 1997 Voce Poetica; 1999 The Private Music; 2001 Apollo and Pan; 2003 Savadi; 2005 ensemble Fidicinium (York Early Music Festival Friends' Prize: Stile Antico) and 2007 Le Jardin Secret.   

For news about Ensemble Meridiana click here and for Ensemble Meridiana's webite click here