ROSASOLISThe fruit of a long friendship, the ensemble RosaSolis was founded in 2003 by young musicians who had graduated from the National Superior Conservatories of Music in Paris and Lyon. They aim to share their passion for 17th- and 18th-century vocal and instrumental music, and approach it in a true chamber-music spirit: each musician contributes to the artistic decision-making and enriches the group’s personality. The group soon met with success, reaching the final of the Bruges international chamber music competition in August 2003.
Today the musicians of RosaSolis are members of some of the most prestigious early music ensembles in Europe and pursue solo careers, while some also teach. Nevertheless, they still see chamber music as a special means of realising more personal musical projects and deepening their research into their favoured repertoire. Their sincere, lively and sensual interpretations have delighted and impressed numerous festival audiences and organisers over the years.
In addition to concerts devoted to the masterworks of the past or to discovering pieces that are still unknown, RosaSolis aims to invent and explore new ways of reaching a constantly evolving audience. They have participated in a number of entertainments, including Ariadne’s Sky and The Echo of a Dream, in which baroque music is mixed with more contemporary modes of expression and emerges all the more communicative, lively and modern. These projects were brought to fruition thanks in particular to the support of the Château-Thierry Festival as well as to assistance from the Picardy Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs and SPEDIDAM (the French Society for Collecting and Distributing Interpretative Artists’ Royalties).
RosaSolis has already recorded a CD of Handel motets and sonatas for Musica Ficta, which received wide critical praise (ffff from Télérama, **** from Classica).