Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Viola da Gamba, Vielle, Other Bowed String, Theorbo, Lute, Other Plucked String, Harp, Guitar, Organ, Harpsichord, Fortepiano, Recorder, Flute, Renaissance Winds, Other Winds, Cornetto, Sackbut, Soprano(voice), Percussion, Other Brass, Tenor, Countertenor, Alto/Mezzo-soprano, Conductor, Baritone/Bass
Current Performance Ensembles
Renaissance and Baroque areas and early American music
European music of the Medieval
Personal Summary / Bio
After sixty years of constant, critically acclaimed activity, The Boston Camerata ranks among the world’s oldest and most eminent early music ensembles. Founded in 1954, Camerata has been under the direction of French-born singer and scholar Anne Azéma since Autumn 2008.
Camerata's musical performances are well known for their blending of spontaneity and emotional commitment with careful research and scholarship. With its distinguished roster of singers and specialists in early instruments, Camerata produces an in town concert series for audiences in the Greater Boston area. The Boston Camerata also tours regularly in the US and all over the world (2 European tours are planned for 2014-2015). These live performances present vital, historically informed performances of European music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras, and of early American music, sacred and secular.
The Camerata's many recordings (Grand Prix du Disque, 1989) as well as its numerous media appearances (2 prizes at FIFA Montréal, 2014) and educational projects (Visiting Artist at the Massachusttes Institute of Technology – MIT, 2015), have brought its work to audiences in every continent.