Florilegium early music ensemble
Florilegium is an early music ensemble based in London. The Director, Ashley Solomon co-founded the group in 1991, and Florilegium's performances range from intimate chamber music to large-scale orchestral repertoire. Florilegium has established a reputation for stylish and exciting interpretations of music from baroque music to early romantic music.
Regular performances in some of the world's most prestigious venues have confirmed Florilegium's status as one of Britain's most outstanding period instrument ensembles. Since its formation, it has established a reputation for stylish and exciting interpretations, from intimate chamber works to large-scale orchestral repertoire, frequently working with some of the world's finest musicians. Recent concert venues include Sydney Opera House, Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Konzerthaus (Vienna), Beethoven-Haus (Bonn), Handelhaus (Halle) and Frick Collection (New York) as well as London's Wigmore Hall. Their 19 recordings for Channel Classics Records have been awarded many prizes including a Gramophone Award nomination, Editor's Choice from Gramophone, Diapasons d’Or and Chocs de la Musique. Florilegium's CD of Telemann's Paris Quartets Vol 2 received the group's fourth Editor's Choice from Gramophone Magazine as well as winning the Classical Internet Award from Classicstoday.com. The first volume of Baroque Music from Bolivian Missions was released to critical acclaim and a second volume of Bolivian Baroque Music was awarded Editor's Choice in March 2007 Gramophone and nominated for a 2008 BBC Music Magazine award. In September 2007 Bach Cantatas and Sinfonias with the Dutch soprano Johannette Zomer was released; this received a 2008 Edison Award, Dutch music’s most prestigious prize.