In March 2007 Ensemble Meridiana won the first prize and the audience prize in the 4th International Telemann Competition in Magdeburg, Germany and in July 2009, Meridiana won the York International Young Artists Competition. Most recently, the ensemble won their third international competition: the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik der Internationalen Händel-Gesellschaft in 2011. Meridiana has performed concerts in prestigious international festivals, such as the Händel Festspiele Göttingen, the Arols Baroque Festival, the Magdeburg Telemann Festival, the Leipzig Bach Archive Summer Concerts, J.S. Bach’s house in Eisenach, a tour of Romania in 2008 and concerts at the National Centre for Early Music in York and King’s Place, London.
Meridiana has performed on radio throughout Europe, on stations such as BBC Radio 3, MDR FIGARO, RSR Espace 2, Bayrischer Rundfunk and on TV Romania. Their debut CD supported by the NCEM and the Fidelio Charitable trust was released by Linn Records in April 2011.
The musicians play on copies and original baroque instruments. The possibilities of recorder or bassoon, oboe or recorder, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord offer a wide variety of instrumental combinations and enable the group to cover a wealth of baroque repertoire.“
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