Selection 2020



Cembaless lives up to its name by excelling in its rare choice of instrumentation for early music by omitting the cembalo.

The ensemble is innovative, passionate and sensitive in its arrangements, always finding new ways to design their concerts, both aurally and spatially. Cembaless invites their audience into its own soundscape, bringing together fiery, thrilling and lively rhythms with intimate feelings.

Their success is proof of the magical moments they create on stage; for example, they have been awarded the Audience Prize at the Biagio-Marini-Competition 2015, the Audience Prize at ZAMUS-Spielweise 2016 and the Audience Prize and Grant at the Saarland Radio and the Academy of Early Music in Saarland 2017.

The ensemble was selected to join the 2020 EEEMERGING+ programme.

Barbara Elisabeth von Stritsky soprano
Annabell Opelt recorder
David Hanke recorder
Robbert Vermeulen theorbo, barock Lute
Shen-ju Chang viola da gamba
Stephan Koim lute, baroque guitar
Syavash Rastani Persian percussions: tombak and daf