Founded in 2012 by students at the conservatoires of The Hague and Amsterdam, Seconda Pratica aims to create bridges between musical periods, audiences and different artistic disciplines.
The musicians of Seconda Pratica are particularly interested in the invention of new concert forms, to both attract public attention and to explore new performance opportunities. Their residence has allowed them to work on their Nova Europa programme. In addition to the discovery of some little-known Latin American repertoire, their aim is to show how Europe had to create a new identity when confronted with these new worlds.
The ensemble has performed in some of the top European festivals such as the Festival d’Ambronay (France), Göttingen Handel Festspiel (Germany), Stockholm Early Music (Sweden), Utrecht Oude Muziek (The Netherlands), Festival Reencontros (Portugal). Seconda has been feaured in various news-editions (Voolskrant and Público), radio-broadcasters (Radio France, Antena2 and Opium 4) as well as television (CultureBox, RTP2 and RTVNH).
Since 2016 they have become the official organizers of the Amsterdam Early Music Days and are currently the resident ensemble of the Splendor concert hall in Amsterdam.
Nuno Atalaia Flutes
Jonatan Alvarado Tenor & Baroque guitar
Sofia Pedro Soprano
Sophia Patsi Mezzo-soprano
Emilio Aguilar Tenor
João Paixão Baritone
Asuka Sumi Violin
Julie Stalder Viola da Gamba & Double-bass
Fernando Aguado Harpsichord