By means of our tenacious endeavour studying, researching and performing the lute- song repertoire and the development of our singular approach to it, we strive to do justice to its great historical and artistic significance.
We specialised in the voice-lute repertory during our studies at the conservatories of The Hague and Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and started our career as a professional duo soon after our graduation. Since then we have carried out an intense international concert activity.
Awarded with an honorific mention at the “Alte Musik Treff” Berlin 2005, we have performed extensively in The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, England, France and Germany. We have given concerts at the Antonio de Cabezón Early Music Week (Burgos, Spain), A•devantgarde Contemporary Music Festival (Munich, Germany) with the Mediterranean Art Ensemble, Leicester Early Music Festival (England), Midis-Minimes (Belgium), "Soirée Privée" of the Utrecht Early Music Festival and Noorderkerkconcerten (The Netherlands), Music for Galway Festival (Ireland), Fiesta Espanola with Barocade ensemble (Israel).
Our first commercial CD was released in January 2010 and was warmly received by specialized international press.
Future projects include concerts at Les Musicales de Normandie Festival (France), 450th John Dowland Anniversary Concert (Vienna, Austria) and a new CD recording featuring French repertoire
Gradually finding its way into the European courts of the renaissance, the lute was considered the most emblematic instrument of its age. Singularly endowed to accompany the voice, this combination inspired the raise of a vast corpus of ravishing songs. The great variety of languages, poets, composers, styles and folk influences defined the great richness of this repertoire.
By offering nowadays our eloquent and captivating interpretations of these songs, we seduce the listener with the diversities of 16th century Europe. Carefully selected songs and stories for each of our concert programmes conveying a wide gamut of musical sensations, performed dynamically and passionately aiming to move and amaze our audiences.