Selection 2016

The Goldfinch Ensemble

The Goldfinch Ensemble

The Goldfinch Ensemble was formed in 2014 after its members met at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Netherlands. All from different continents and different backgrounds, they are driven by a common passion, comprehension and poetry that unites them. Consisting of traverso, baroque violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord, the Goldfinch Ensemble focuses on trio sonatas and quartets of the baroque era.

As students at the Royal Conservatory they had the opportunity to receive coaching from leading early music figures such as Wieland Kuijken, Wilbert Hazelzet and Ryo Terakado. They have performed through the Netherlands, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain and Germany in various concert series as well as festivals such as MA fringe Festival in Bruges, Fringe Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik

In February 2016, The Goldfinch Ensemble won the first prize at the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen Competition and in May 2015, they won the second prize of the International Early Music Competition in Loire Valley. In August 2016, they will perform in the Festival Sons Antigos Sul Lagos (Portugal) and in the Festival de Sablé (France).

The Goldfinch Ensemble was selected to join the 2016 eeemerging programme. Within this context, the Goldfinch Ensemble will be in residence from 25 June to 6 July at the Ambronay Cultural Encounter Centre (France) and from 1 to 10 December at the National Centre for Early Music in York (England) and will perform at   the eeemerging Festival during the Ambronay Festival on 8 October 2016 and at the York Early Music Festival in December 2016.

Noyuri Hazama
Pablo Sosa del Rosario Traverso
Salomé Gasselin Viola da gamba
Emmanuel Frankenberg Harpsichord