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Ensemble  MORGAINE

Nora Petročenko (Vilnius) studied at the National M.K. Čiurlionis School of Arts in Vilnius and the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. She specialises in early and contemporary music, and is active as an opera singer, giving numerous performances in Lithuania and abroad. She has collaborated with the Parisian ‘T&M Theatre’, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, Spectra Ensemble, the Baltic States Baroque Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Symphonic Orchestra, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and many others.

Radosław Pachołek (Wrocław) studied singing with Dariusz Paradowski, Joanna Klisowska and Artur Stefanowicz in Wrocław at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music, and in Trossingen at the Institute for Early Music with María Cristina Kiehr. He specialises in performing early music from the Middle Ages to the Classical period. He is a member of Wrocław Philharmonic Choir and the Polish vocal ensembles Ars Cantus and Wrocławscy Kameraliści.

Maciej Gocman (Wrocław) studied at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, and specialises in the fields of early and contemporary music. He is a permanent member of vocal ensembles in Wrocław, including Cantores Minores Wratislavienses, Ars Cantus and Collegio di Musica Sacra. He also regularly collaborates with Capella Cracoviensis, the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, Concerto Polacco, Arte dei Suonatori, Subtilior Ensemble, Concerto Köln, De Labyrintho, Weser Renaissance Bremen, the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Le Poème Harmonique, La Venexiana and Collegium 1704. He has recorded more than 50 CDs in Italy, Germany, France and Poland.

Nerijus Masevičius (Vilnius) studied cello and choir conducting in Kaunas, and later studied singing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius. He is assistant conductor of the Vilnius University Choir and a singing teacher at Vilnius University. He specialises in early and contemporary music, and is an active performer in Lithuania and abroad with ensembles such as Le Poéme Harmonique, Alta Capella, Le Tendre Amour. He has participated in 14 CD recordings as an ensemble singer.

Mirjam-Luise Münzel (Berlin / London) studied recorder, historical performance and baroque cello in Germany, Spain and London, where she recently received her Master’s degree with distinction at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is the winner of the international Biagio Marini competition, Neuburg (Germany); a semi-finalist in the international Telemann competition, Magdeburg (Germany); and a finalist in the Concours internationales des Journées musiques anciennes, Paris. Mirjam was one of the Handel House Young Artists 2016, and her group Lux Musicae London was selected for the 2016/2017 Brighton Early Music Festival programme.

Darius Stabinskas (Vilnius) studied viola da gamba with Roberto Gini at the Scuola Civica di Musica in Milan. He is involved in numerous international projects all over the world, and is the artistic director of Brevis Consort. Darius dedicates a great deal of effort to upholding Lithuania’s early music legacy by rescuing and bringing to public attention many of the country’s important yet still unheard musical opuses. He has been the director of the Banchetto Musicale early music festival in Vilnius since 2003.

Alina Rotaru (Bremen / Vilnius) studied harpsichord in Germany and The Netherlands. She performs worldwide, mainly as a soloist, and has taught at the University of the Arts in Bremen since 2006. Her solo recordings of the harpsichord works of J.P. Sweelinck, J.J. Froberger, as well as those of English virginalists (Parthenia), have received excellent reviews in the music press, earning her a place on the list of the most illustrious harpsichordists of the new generation.

Michele Carreca (Rome) studied lute at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome with Andrea Damiani. He is a prolific performer in Europe, South America and the USA, taking part in numerous international festivals and recording for several labels including Brilliant Classics, Classic VoiceAntiqua, Continuo Records among others. His latest solo recording of music by Giacomo Gorzanis was released in 2017. He gives masterclasses both in and outside of Italy, and teaches at the Conservatorio V. Bellini in Palermo.

Recordings featuring Ensemble MORGAINE