KirstiConsort

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KirstiConsort​ ​is​ ​a​ ​young​ and ​refreshing ensemble​ ​founded​ ​in​ ​October​ ​2015.​ The​ ​ensemble​ ​focuses​ ​on​ ​music​ ​composed​ ​by​ ​female​ ​composers​ ​of the​ ​baroque​ and classical ​era.​ ​Through the performance of​ ​this​ ​music,​ ​KirstiConsort​ ​endeavors​ ​to​ ​show​ ​the​ ​appreciation​ ​that​ ​they deserve, ​which was mostly ​not​ ​received ​in​ ​their​ ​lifetime.​ ​These composers had very diverse backgrounds, but they all wrote music in a time where not many women had the chance to do so. This​ ​great​ ​diversity​ ​is​ ​reflected​ ​in​ ​their​ ​music, which ranges from sacred motets to exciting sonatas and dramatic love songs.

The importance of the rhetorical aspects, the delivery of the text, and the different affects and passions of each piece are central to KirstiConsort’s performances.

​In​ ​May​ ​2016​ ​KirstiConsort​ ​received the​ ​audience​ ​award​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Fontys​ ​Chamber​ ​Music​ ​Contest​ ​in​ ​‘s-Hertogenbosch.​ ​The​ ​ensemble​ ​has performed​ ​in​ ​various​ ​venues​ and concert series ​in​ ​the​ ​Netherlands​ ​and​ ​in​ ​Belgium,​ ​including​ ​Muziekgebouw Eindhoven​, the concert series of ​Catharijn​ ​Classique, Zaterdagmiddagmuziek in de Stevens in Nijmegen, at Oosterkerk in Amsterdam and at Koepelkerk van Arnhem. In February 2023 KirstiConsort will make its debut in Luxembourg performing in the concert series of Château de Bourglinster.

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Margaret of Austria: Se je souspire / Ecce iterum

Kirsti Apajalahti, baroque violin

Anna Vala Ólafsdóttir, contralto

Elianne Ardts, baroque cello

Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Amour, que sous tes lois cruelles

Kirsti Apajalahti, baroque violin

Anna Vala Ólafsdóttir, contralto

Elianne Ardts, baroque cello

Tim Veldman, harpsichord

Camilla de Rossi: Non senti ch'il core
Fra Dori e Fileno

Kat Carson, soprano

Anna Vala Ólafsdóttir, contralto

Kirsti Apajalahti, violin

Nino Natroshvili, violin

Elianne Ardts, cello

Ondřej Bernovský , harpsichord