Primavera is a European ensemble, dedicated to
performing music from the Renaissance and Baroque Periods. Its members come from
France, Portugal, Brasilia, Belgium, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands; each
has received prizes at national and international competitions. The members are
graduates of the Conservatoire National Superieur in Paris, the Akademie für
Alte Musik in Bremen, and the conservatories in Utrecht, The Hague, Tilburg and
Amsterdam and the Conservatory in Bruges.
La Primavera was created in 1996. Its purpose: interpret beautiful works
of the Renaissance and Baroque Periods which have long been forgotten, are
little known or are rarely played in public, on instruments of the period.
Concerts range from two to ten musicians, and to singers and additional
musicians, depending on the requirements of the music.
Regina Albanez (guitar, theorbe, lute, percussion), Maaike Boekholt (viola da
gamba), Margit Schultheiss (harp), Clémence Comte (recorder), Elise Caluwaerts,
Anabela Marcos, Hilde van Ruymbeke and Valérie Gabail (soprano), Robert Expert
(countertenor), Jasper Schweppe (tenor), Maarten Koningsberger (baritone),
Mitchell Sandler (bass) and instrumentalists as
Raechel Beesley, sara de Corso, Yukie Yamaguchie, Sophie Gent and Joseph Tan (violin), Fred Jacobs and Jan van
Outryve (theorbe, lute), Nanja Breedijk (harp), Menno van Delft, Anne Nissinen,
Yoshi Kazama, Norbert Bartelsman, Siebe Henstra and Arthur Schoonderwoerd (harpsichord).