Anna Stegmann & Jorge Jiménez
Anna and Jorge met during a project in Italy in 2018, and right from the start it was clear that they both felt a strong desire of creating programmes together that take them off the path of their usual habitat: early music performed on period instruments.
Being both educated in the field of historically informed performance practice, they combine their expertise in early music and the use of appropriate instruments with crossing the borders towards repertoire of other centuries, unconventional arrangements, and improvisation in multiple styles.
For many years they have been individually exploring different formats of programming and pushing boundaries as artistic directors of their own groups, Tercia Realidad and Ensembles Odyssee, while performing with some of the foremost early music ensembles such as L’Arpeggiata, La Risonanza, B’Rock, Academy of Ancient Music, English Baroque Soloists, Capella Cracoviensis, Forma Antiqva, The Royal Wind Music, to name a few. They have recorded Cds for labels such as Hyperion, Atlantic Records, Glossa, Challenge Records, Pan Classics, and more.
Since 2019 they combine their expertise and experience to create something new altogether: a sound-world which is liberated from conventions and preconditions about style and performance practice while being of the highest musical and artistic quality. They create a sonic environment in which the “music seems to evolve from one era only: the world of today.” (Susanne Schulte LUNARIS premiere, September 2019).
Their first project LUNARIS has brought them to play at festivals such as mommenta 2019 in Germany and the Melbourne Recital Centre in Australia in 2020. During the pandemic, Anna and Jorge filmed their brand-new Christmas programme SILENCIO for Goede Rede Concerten in Almere, NL. 2021 saw their debut Cd as a duo with excerpts of LUNARIS been released for GWK-RECORDS alongside a music film in collaboration with German artist Lukas Zerbst, available for free on YouTube. Their new project, ZENITH, will be recorded and filmed later in 2021.
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