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Endelienta Baroque

 

Founded at St Endellion, Cornwall, in 2017, we are an ensemble specialising in the performance on historically appropriate instruments of a wide variety of Baroque music. With an emphasis on thoughtful and heartfelt interpretation, we invite our audiences to participate in the joy and amicability we find when we play our instruments. 

Our journey began with a concert in September 2017 in the collegiate church of St Endellion, North Cornwall, a place which has become something of a spiritual home for us. Since our formation, we have given concerts up and down the country ranging from chamber music performances in small, intimate settings, to collaborative performances of larger vocal works. Past performances have included:

- Cantatas for Advent (St Cuthbert's Church, Earl's Court)

- Baroque Treasures: Music for a Summer's Evening (St James' Church, Hampton Hill)

- The Genius of Handel (St Endellion, North Cornwall)

- Bach: Mass in B Minor (with Kingston Orpheus Choir; St Andrew's Church, Surbiton)

Bach: St John Passion (with English Baroque Choir)

- Devotions: Sacred Music for the Baroque - cantatas from Buxtehude's Membra Jesu 

   Nostri (with Cantanti Camerati)

Below you can find out more about some of our members:

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Seb Gillot - Keyboards/Director

Born in London, Seb is a freelance organist, harpsichordist and conductor. A prize-winning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, he has given solo recitals at St Paul’s, Westminster and Coventry Cathedrals, as well as at the Three Choirs Festival. He is continually in demand as a continuo player and early keyboard specialist, playing with groups including The Hanover Band and Eboracum Baroque. He is a founding member of Endelienta Baroque, an ensemble dedicated to performances of a wide variety of often lesser-known Baroque repertoire, often collaborating with other ensembles and guest musicians.

 

In 2021 Seb was Assistant Music Director for Hampstead Garden Opera’s production of Cavalli’s L’Egisto, and is delighted to be returning to HGO in 2022 as Music Director for a double bill of Dido and Aeneas/Venus and Adonis. He is the Musical Director of Cantanti Camerati of Richmond and accompanist of Kingston Orpheus Choir. When not at a keyboard or in front of a choir, he retreats to the great outdoors whenever the opportunity arises!

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Rosalind Ridout - Flute

With a focus on creativity and imagination, Rosalind is an adventurous and versatile flute player. Rosalind’s performance interests lie primarily in the baroque and contemporary repertories. A founding member of Endelienta Baroque, she is also a founding member of SHOAL, an experimental quartet which specialises in immersive experiences. Much of Rosalind’s work is informed by movement, space, and music’s relationship to the body, opening up research avenues exploring Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

Rosalind is able to apply her performance-based research in her role as Director of Music at the Jack of Jill Family of Schools in Hampton, London.

A music graduate of the University of Cambridge, Rosalind previously spent a year studying at the Guildhall School of Music with Philippa Davies, and later pursued her Masters at the Royal Northern College of Music as an ABRSM scholar. 

Research:

Ridout R and Habron J (2020) Three Flute Players’ Lived Experiences of Dalcroze Eurhythmics in Preparing Contemporary Music for Performance. Front. Educ. 5:18. 

https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2020.00018

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Rachel Kay - 'Cello

Rachel first took up the baroque cello whilst studying for an MA in performance at the Royal Academy of Music, where she learnt modern cello with Guy Johnston and baroque cello with Joseph Crouch. On baroque cello, she participated in historical performance projects and masterclasses with Jonathan Manson, Tabea Debus, Rachel Podger and Margaret Faultless. After finishing her studies, Rachel became increasingly involved in historical performance, and joined Endelienta Baroque.

On the modern cello, Rachel has performed frequently with the Façade Ensemble and the Janus Ensemble, both of which specialise in contemporary music. She is also currently taking part in an experimental multimedia project exploring how music and visual arts can respond to the climate and ecological crisis.

Alongside cello performance, Rachel has a long-standing interest in public policy. She holds a BA in Human, Social and Political Sciences with First Class Honours and an MPhil in Development Studies with Distinction from Pembroke College, Cambridge. She works as a researcher for the High Pay Centre, a think tank focussing on economic inequality.

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Maxim Del Mar - Violin

British violinist Maxim Del Mar is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music, where he studied Baroque violin with Adrian Butterfield. A music graduate from the University of York, where he began to explore historically-informed performance, Maxim has gone on to specialise in this field, performing a wealth of solo, chamber, and orchestral music spanning from Monteverdi to Beethoven and beyond on original set-ups. Chamber music forms a large part of Maxim's musical life, and he is an active member of emerging chamber ensembles including Ensemble La Notte, Endelienta Baroque, Eboracum Baroque and Lilium Convallium, with whom he participated in the Brighton Early Music Festival Scheme. He is a regular member of the Hanover Band and the London Handel Orchestra, and has also performed with Florilegium, Instruments of Time & Truth, BBC singers, London Early Opera and Solomon’s Knot, whilst also enjoying London and the wider UK’s bustling early music freelance scene.