Lagrime Consort


Vocale muziek op renaissance blokfluiten



Vocale polyfone muziek uit de Renaissance  is het handelsmerk van het Lagrime Consort. Het trio wordt geinspireerd door de muziek van Leonard Barré, met name door zijn compositie “Lagrime Meste”, een zeer gevoelig en expessief ( ook qua tekst) lied vol verdriet zoals vele liederen uit de Renaissance. Het doel van het Lagrime Consort is de melodische lijnen en de schilderachtige poezie van de late middeleeuwen door het pure geluid en timbre van de blokfluiten tot uitdrukking te brengen.


Verena Barie, Sophia Schambeck and Irene Sorozábal met in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam as students of Erik Bosgraaf. While specialising in the vocal repertoire of this period, Consort Lagrime has worked with singer Rebecca Stewart, as well as recorder players María Martínez Ayerza and Hester Groenleer and performed with the choir Capella Stella Maris, led by singer Mikae Natsuyama.


Verena Barie is a german recorder player born in Speyer (Germany) in 1994. In 1998 she started to attend the youth choir in Kaiserslautern, which was soon followed by recorder lessons
with Bernhard Stilz in Saarbrücken, as well as piano lessons in 2003 and Cello lessons in 2005. In 2008 Verena moved to the boarding school “Landesschule Pforta” in Saxony-Anhalt, attending the music department. Within her Abitur degree she got a choir conducting degree (C1), as well. Her recorder lessons with Anja-Meike Möller where followed by enrolling for a Bachelor degree in recorder with Erik Bosgraaf and Jorge Isaac at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in September 2013. Verena attended various master classes for example with Walter van Hauwe, Paul Leenhouts, Michael Schneider, Maurice Steger, historical improvisation courses as well as electronic composition workshops with Jorrit Tamminga and Wim Henderickx. Next to several prices within the competition “Jugend musiziert” in Germany, Verena was awarded with the “Gaudeamus muziekweek prijz” for contemporary music within the “Prinses Christina Concours” in the Netherlands, 2014. Since February 2015 Verena is founding member of “Queen´s Priest”, a young international ensemble of recorder and sackbut players based in Amsterdam. This consort performs renaissance music with up to six voices in broken consort or smaller settings. “Lagrime Consort” is a recorder Quartet playing on renaissance instruments. The ensembles focus lies in playing vocal polyphony from the Renaissance period.
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Sophia Schambeck was born in Munich, Germany and started to play the recorder when she was six years old. At the age of fifteen she got accepted into the precollege program of the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater München”, and studied with Markus Zahnhausen until 2013. Since September 2014 she has been studying with Erik Bosgraaf at the conservatory of Amsterdam.
Sophia won both as a soloist and ensemble player several national and international competitions (e.g. “Jugend musiziert” in Germany, “International recorder days Nordhorn”, “Open Recorder days Amsterdam”, “WESPE-competition”). In 2015 she received 3rd prize in the Moeck/SRP Solo Recorder Competition in London. Since her first recorder lessons, which were group lessons, Sophia enjoys especially to play chamber music and is a member of various ensembles. With the recorder quartet “Molto vivo”, focusing mainly on contemporary music, she performed at the international festival “Musiquem Lleida” in Spain in 2012. As a member of “Queens Priest” and the ensemble “Lagrime Consort” she explores the music of the Renaissance period. She attended master classes with Paul Leenhouts, Dorothee Oberlinger, Maurice Steger and Matthias Weilenmann. Those were supported by scholarships from the “LYRA Foundation”, the “Musikhochschule Detmold” and the “Rotary Club Munich”.


Irene has being playing music since she was six years old. Starting with the violin and then switching to the recorder when she met Fernando Paz, her first teacher in El Escorial, Madrid.
Soon she started with solfége, harmony, choir and dancing lessons and later had jazz harmony lessons with Javier Cabero and Federico Lechner. When she was fifteen she started singing, under the guidance of Lola Bosom and then with Bridget Clark and Carlos Aransay. She is currently a student of Geert Berghs. She joined masterclasses with Rebecca Stewart and Mami Irisawa.
She attended recorder masterclasses with Paul Leenhouts, Guillermo Peñalber, Michael Schneider, Pedro Sousa Silva and Guus Jaansen among others. Irene moved to the Netherlands in 2014 to study recorder in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Erik Bosgraaf, María Martínez Ayerza and Hester Groenleer. There she met the musicians with whom she plays currently: she is part of ensembles like Queen´s priest -sackbut and recorder consort- and Lagrime Consort – renaissance recorder quartet. Since she moved to the Netherlands she has performed with Capella Stella Maris, Cantores Sancti Gregori, at Kurt Thomas Kursus, Gaudeamus Musikweek 2015 and Meesters und Gezellen 2016.