Sonorities of the past can still speak to modern audiences: we are Ensemble Odyssee and this is why we make music. We are Anna Stegmann (recorder), Eva Saladin (violin), Georg Fritz (oboe), and Andrea Friggi (harpsichord), an Amsterdam-based ensemble that uses cutting-edge musicological research to push the boundaries of artistic creativity.
Historically informed performance practice is our way of rediscovering lost sounds. From chamber music to full orchestra, we draw from the original instrumentation and offer its sounds to modern audiences. Our first CDs resurrected unknown repertoire from seventeenth-century Naples. Our latest one unearthed little-known English instrumental solo concertos. With each program, whether live or recorded, we bring back to life the sounds of a particular place and a particular time. Our sound is bold and precise because it is supported by solid musicological research.
We perform regularly in different ensemble settings across Europe. As a chamber group, we were prize winner of Amsterdam’s prestigious International Van Wassenaer Concours, and have welcomed eminent guest artists such as sopranos Raffaella Milanesi and Claron McFadden, and counter tenor Filippo Mineccia.