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KirstiConsort

Anna​ ​Vala Ólafsdóttir,​ ​contralto

Kirsti​ ​Apajalahti,​ ​baroque violin

Elianne​ ​Ardts​ , baroque cello

​Tim Veldman, harpsichord

KirstiConsort​ ​is​ ​a​ ​young​ and ​refreshing ensemble​ ​founded​ ​in​ ​October​ ​2015.​ ​This​ ​international​ ​early​ ​music ensemble​ ​consists​ ​of​ ​Finnish​ ​baroque​ ​violinistKirsti​ ​Apajalahti,​ ​Icelandic​ ​contralto​ ​Anna​ ​Vala Ólafsdóttir,​ ​Dutch​ ​baroque​ ​cellist ​Elianne​ ​Ardts​ ​and​ Dutch ​harpsichord​istTim Veldman.​ ​

The​ ​ensemble​ ​focuses​ ​on​ ​music​ ​composed​ ​by​ ​female​ ​composers​ ​of the​ ​baroque​ and classical ​era.​ ​Through the performance of​ ​this​ ​music,​ ​KirstiConsort​ ​endeavors​ ​to​ ​show​ ​the​ ​appreciation​ ​that​ ​they deserve, ​which was mostly ​not​ ​received ​in​ ​their​ ​lifetime.​ ​These composers had very diverse backgrounds, but they all wrote music in a time where not many women had the chance to do so. This​ ​great​ ​diversity​ ​is​ ​reflected​ ​in​ ​their​ ​music, which ranges from sacred motets to exciting sonatas and dramatic love songs. Besides​ ​playing​ ​music​ ​from​ ​the​ ​baroque​ ​era,​ ​KirstiConsort​ ​also​ ​performs​ ​their​ ​own arrangements​ ​of​ ​modern​ ​pieces​ ​by​ ​female​ ​artists​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Björk​ ​and​ ​Consuelo​ ​Velázquez, offering​ ​a​ ​varied​ ​programme​ ​to​ ​a​ ​broad​ ​range​ ​of​ ​audience.​

The importance of the rhetorical aspects, the delivery of the text, and the different affects and passions of each piece are central to KirstiConsort’s performances.

​In​ ​May​ ​2016​ ​KirstiConsort​ ​received the​ ​audience​ ​award​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Fontys​ ​Chamber​ ​Music​ ​Contest​ ​in​ ​‘s-Hertogenbosch.​ ​The​ ​ensemble​ ​has performed​ ​in​ ​various​ ​venues​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Netherlands​ ​and​ ​in​ ​Belgium,​ ​including​ ​Muziekgebouw Eindhoven​, the concert series of ​Catharijn​ ​Classique,​ ​and Jong Talent in Ede.

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We offer music also for 

  • Conferences

  • Church services

  • Weddings

  • Funerals

  • Birthday functions

  • House concerts

Contact:

kirsticonsort@gmail.com