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Ensemble Alia Mens (Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble)

Founded: France

Ensemble Alia Mens sonsisdts of singers and instrumentalists practicing instruments of the Baroque under the direction of Olivier Spilmont.

The Ensemble has been heard in several national festivals and stages: Bozar in Brussels, Embaroquement immédiat, Festival de la Chabotterie, Festival du Mont-Blanc, Midsummer Festival, Bateau feu-Dunkerque, Teatro de Vicenza, Phénix-Valenciennes, Théâtre d'Arras, Festival ''Musique et Mémoire'' ...

Since 2012, Ensemble Alia Mens devotes most of his work to the work of J.S. Bach and especially the cantatas created in Weimar and a programme devoted to concertos for several harpsichords with Pierre Hantaï, Maude Gratton and Olivier Spilmont.

The first disc of the Ensemble dedicated to Weimar cantatas is planned for released in 2016. The Ensemble will be in residence for 3 years at the Festival ''Musique et Mémoire'' from 2016.

Members of Ensemble Alia Mens:

Singers

Instrumentalists

Jenny Högström (Soprano)
Annie Dufresne (Soprano)
Daniel Cabena (Counter-tenor)
Julien Freymuth (Counter-tenor)
Reinoud Van Mechelen (Tenor)
Denis Mignien (Tenor)
David Witczak (Baritone)
Virgile Ancely (Bass)
Victor Sicard (Bass)

Ryo Terakado (Violin)
Sophie Gent (Violin)
Aira Maria Lehtipuu (Violin & Viola)
Tuomo Suni (Violin & Viola)
Simon Heyerick (Viola)
Julien Martin (Recorder)
Evolène Kiener (Recorder & Bassoon)
Dominique Vasseur (Flute)
François Joubert-Caillet (Viola da gamba)
Sarah van Oudenhove (Viola da gamba)
Lucile Boulanger (Viola da gamba)
Andréas Linos (Viola da gamba)
Julien Léonard (Viola da gamba)
Jérôme Vidaller (Violoncello & Violone)
James Munro (Violone)
Eulalie Poinsignon (Organ, Harpsichord)
Olivier Spilmont (Harpsichord)
Maude Gratton (Harpsichord)
Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)


 


Source: Ensemble Alia Mens Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (February 2016)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2016)

Olivier Spilmont: Short Biography | Ensemble Alia Mens | Recordings of Vocal Works

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