"The four members of L'Apothéose unite many virtues that are not, although it seems, too many: overwhelming energy (but without annoying shrillness), exquisite finesse (but without absurd mannerisms), overflowing imagination (but without extravagances) and, of course, bombproof mutual understanding
Eduardo Torrico / Scherzo
From the classrooms of a Conservatory to winning a dozen of high profile international prizes and becoming artists in residence of the biggest classical music institution in Spain in less than 4 years. That is the unique story of L’Apothéose. The Spanish baroque ensemble has become the newest reference in historicist interpretation in the European music scene.
With its expertise and enthusiasm, L’Apothéose gives a personal touch to each piece they work on, focusing the process on fully exploiting the rhetorical and emotional content of every musical work. Thanks to these finely crafted interpretations, L'Apothéose has been acclaimed by public and critics, being awarded in every single competition they have participated. L’Apothéose proudly counts with honours that includes the First Prize, EUBO Development Trust prize and the Friends of York Early Music Festival Prize at the 2019 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition (United Kingdom), Second Prize at the prestigious Internationaal Van Wassenaer Competition 2018 within the Oude Muziek festival in Utrecht (Netherlands), First Prize at the Göttingen Händel Competition 2017 (Germany), and the Second Prize at the Concours International de Musique Ancienne de Val de Loire 2017 (France) chaired by William Christie.
Faithful to the values of quality and authenticity, the four members of L’Apothéose focus their work both in the recovery of the Spanish repertoire and the exploration of a new discourse of well-known international composers, with special attention to German authors, like Händel, Telemann and J.S.Bach. L’Apothéose offers a new approach to the baroque music, with passionate, inspired and colourful interpretations, which captured highly demanding audiences at renowned stages in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Colombia. Among others, the ensemble has been invited to internationally prestigious festivals such as the Oude Muziek of Utrecht (Netherlands), the Festival d’Ambronay (France), the Internationale Händel Festspiele Göttingen (Germany), the York Early Music Festival (UK), the London Festival of Baroque Music (UK), the International Festival of Santander (Spain), the Musical Fortnight of San Sebastian (Spain), the Early Music Festival of Úbeda and Baeza (Spain) and the Early Music Festival of Seville (Spain), among others. For the Season 2019/20, L’Apothéose engaged as artist in residence at the CNDM (Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical), consolidating their position as one of the most recognized ensembles in the Spanish music scene.
Their recordings Musical Treasures of the Spanish National Library (2018-DM&DM) and Händel Tribute (2019-IBS Classical) have been widely acclaimed by the critics, rated by every review with 5 stars. Their Händel Tribute has been included in the 2019 recommended albums by specialized Spanish magazine Scherzo, and has been highlighted even across the seas, in the music magazine by the South California Early Music Society, USA.
The name of the ensemble was inspired by the title of the work “L’Apothéose de Corelli” by François Couperin, piece which constituted the first musical project for the members of the group and which formed the starting point of a fruitful musical journey.
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