Ensemble Sempiterno

Hobo & klavecimbel

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Ensemble Sempiterno takes as center the repertoire for oboe, but also invites other musicians for various occasions (singers and different bass instruments for continuo or trios (theorbo, baroque guitar, cello, bassoon…).

They play in various festivals such as Oudemuziek Festival Utrecht, Innsbruck festival, Duni in Matera and they just finished recording their first CD in La Habana.

They regularly make collaborations with their home countries. For instance in Cuba, where there is not any school specialized in baroque art and music, giving workshops, masterclasses, concerts or instrument donations.

Last year, the first meeting/workshop of Baroque Oboists was organized in the university framework of the College of San Geronimo de La Habana.

 

Rodrigo López Paz was born in La Habana (Cuba) in 1995. He started his studies of the baroque oboe in 2014 with Josep Domenech Lafont in the Conservatory of Toulouse and actually he is doing his bachelor at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

He received masterclasses with Alfredo Bernardini, Paolo Grazzi, Katharina Arfken, Emma Black…

Rodrigo has performed all over Europe as member of prestigious ensembles such as Nederlandse Bachvereniging (Director: Jos van Veldhoven), The English Concert (Director: Christopher Bucknall), Irish Baroque Orchestra (Director: Peter Whelan), Capella Cracoviensis (Director: Jan Tomasz Adamus), Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht (Johannes Leertouwer), ensemble Zefiro (Director: Alfredo Bernardini), Ars Longa (Director: Teresa Paz), La Tempestad (Director: Silvia Márquez), PRJCT Amsterdam (Director: countertenor Maarten Engeltjes)…

 

Cécile Chartrain (1996) started the harpsichord at 8 years old with Pascal Dubreuil at the Conservatoire de Rennes and graduated with honours from the same institution in 2014.

Later, she received master advices from Pierre Hantaï, Ketil Haugsand, Blandine Rannou, Barthold Kuijken, Alfredo Bernardini, William Christie…

Since 2015, she has been studying harpsichord with Menno van Delft and basso continuo with Kris Verhelst at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, in parallel with her oboe studies in the Conservatoire de Versailles where she graduated in 2018.

She also studied in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where she decided to form her string trio, La Chicane.

She is prizewinner of the 40th international competition of Lausanne for early music ensembles and the Vlaamse Vereniging harpsichord competition.

As a soloist and in chamber music groups, she performed in such places as the Rijksmuseum, the Muziekgebouw, the TivoliVredenburg (The Netherlands), El Cine teatro Ateneo (Argentina), Palazzo del capitaniato (Italia), La Chapelle des Carmes, Salle Cortot, Le Château de Chambord… (France)