Scaramuccia, Violin and direction
Les Esprits Animaux, Musical concept, programming and research director

Scaramuccia was founded in February 2013, since then, the ensemble has developed an intense concert schedule in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the UK. Among other performances, Scaramuccia has played in the Maldon Festival of Arts in Maldon, UK (2014 and 2015), the Museum Vleeshuis in Antwerp, BE (2014), the Kasteelconcerten, NL  (2015), Festival Echi Lontani, IT (2016), Internationaal Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht – Janine Jansen and Friends, NL (2016) and has also recorded for the Dutch radio station, Concertzender.

In their zeal to discover new baroque repertoire, Scaramuccia has performed the world premières of two new Vivaldi pieces in a live concert in the radio program De Musyck Kamer, broadcast on the Dutch radio station Concertzender in 2014.

In November 2015 Scaramuccia recorded their first CD with the label Ayros, featuring new music by Vivaldi and the most recent discoveries of Vivaldi’s music for violin and continuo.

Scaramuccia was awarded the Audience Prize in the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik  2015/2016 competition.

Les Esprits Animaux is a Netherlands-based baroque band created in 2009. The group has earned through the last years great acclamation of both music critics and audiences. It has enjoyed an intense concert schedule, performing in several European countries as well as in Japan.

Les Esprits Animaux has been awarded 1st prize, press jury prize, youth jury prize and Early Music Season prize at the “International Van Wassenaer Competition 2016” and “Promising Ensemble 2011” in the International Young Artist Platform in Antwerp.

The ensemble recorded broadcastings with France Musique (France), Musiq3 (Belgium), NPO Radio4 and Concertzender Nederland (The Netherlands). After having recorded its first CD for Ambronay Éditions (Harmonia Mundi) with a programme dedicated to G. Ph. Telemann in 2011, the ensemble recorded its second CD in 2013 with a program entitled “Transfigurations” for the same label.