Four young musicians unify their sounds in Amaconsort, inspired by the centuries old tradition of performing great music in a domestic setting, using their chosen instruments in a creative manner. Bringing a variety of instrumentation, they not only provide a fresh take on known repertoire, but also introduce the public to the unknown. The lively spirit of the performance is emblazoned with freedom and spontaneity.
Amaconsort has recently been honored with the 1st prize of the International Van Wassenaer Competition 2021. Furthermore, the group was awarded with the Bavarian Radio special prize in the renowned competition Deutscher Musikwettbewerb in 2019. During the same year in May, they were selected as ensemble in residence at the Palace Rheinsberg, and invited to give concerts regularly during 2019 and 2020. They also received the 2018 Fringe Audience Award in the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht.
Lea Sobbe (recorders), Lena Rademann (baroque violin), Martin Jantzen (baroque cello/viola da gamba) and Halldór Bjarki Arnarson (harpsichord/organ) are internationally active musicians und award winners in diverse competitions. The musicians have all studied at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.