Since its formation in 2006, multi award-winning Ensemble Meridiana has established itself as one of Europe’s finest Baroque ensembles of it’s generation. The five members of Ensemble Meridiana come from four different countries. They met during their studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland where they specialised in early music.
They are the winners of three major international competitions: the 4th International Telemann Competition (2007, Magdeburg Germany), the International Young Artists Competition (2009, York UK) and the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik der Händel-Gesellschaft Göttingen (2011, Göttingen Germany).
Ensemble Meridiana has performed concerts in prestigious international festivals, such as Händel Festspiele Göttingen, Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music London, Arolsen Baroque Festival, Magdeburg Telemann Festival, Leipzig Bach Archive Summer Concerts, J.S. Bach’s house in Eisenach, York Early Music Christmas Festival, Brecon Baroque Festival and London King’s Place. Major concert tours have taken them to the UK, Romania, Ireland, Finland and Switzerland. Their future concert schedule includes performances for Freunde Alter Musik Basel, Kammermusikreihe Berner Symphonieorchester, Stour Festival, Cantorama Jaun, the opening concert of Dartington Summer School and a tour of Norway.
Their CD Tastes of Europe supported by the NCEM and the Fidelio Charitable trust was released by Linn Records to great critical acclaim. Meridiana has performed on radio throughout Europe, on stations such as BBC Radio 3, MDR Figaro, RSR Espace 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk and on TV Romania. They have twice been invited on the Early Music Show on BBC Radio 3.
Lately, Meridiana has also been active in musical education. They are invited back to teach and perform on Dartington Summer School UK in 2013.