The Sollazzo Ensemble was founded in 2014 in Basel and brings together musicians who share a deep interest in the repertoire of the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance periods.
Sollazzo Ensemble is directed by the fiddle player Anna Danilevskaia.
The members of Sollazzo have profited from studies in institutions renowned for their specialisation in Early Music such as the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, the Esmuc in Barcelona and the CNSM in Lyon, where the curriculum offered them diverse ways of approaching medieval repertoire and they enjoyed a constant stream of ideas and influences, before finding an autonomous path for their work.
In 2014 Sollazzo was selected for the “eeemerging” programme (supported by Creative Europe), which enabled the ensemble to fully concentrate on musical matters during several artistic residencies throughout Europe (Ghislierimusica in Pavia, Italy), Ars Ramovš Ljubljana (Slovenia), Centre culturel de rencontre d’Ambronay (France).
In 2015 Sollazzo won the York Early Music International Young Artists Prize, as well as being rewarded by the public with the Friends of York Early Music Festival Prize, and in addition to that won the Cambridge Early Music Prize.
The first CD of the ensemble released on the Linn Records label, “Parle qui veut”, received many accolades including Diapason d’Or, Editor’s choice of Gramophone, The Desk of Arts CD of the Year and BBC Magazine’s Choral & Song Choice (February 2018).
Sollazzo Ensemble has released on the 16th of March 2018 a CD untitled En Seumeillant – Dreams and visions in the Middle Ages for Ambronay Éditions which received a Diapason d’or.
Starting in 2018, Sollazzo is the Associate Ensemble of the Centre culturel de rencontre of Ambronay in France.
Anna Danilevskaia, fiddle & artistic direction
Sophia Danilevski, fiddle
Franziska Fleischanderl, psaltery
Vivien Simon, tenor
Perrine Devillers, soprano
Andrew Hallock, counter-tenor