The Marais Project is a celebration of music for the viola da gamba centred around the work of Marin Marais, the great French virtuoso viola da gamba performer & composer. By way of the Project Jennifer Eriksson aims to perform the complete works of Marais and other music for the viola da gamba. This objective is an Australian “first” in that the complete Marais solo, duo and trio suites have never been performed in this country.
The Marais Project was established by Jennifer Eriksson.
The core members are:
- Jennifer Eriksson
- Tommie Andersson
- Belinda Montgomery
- Catherine Upex
- Daniel Yeadon
- Fiona Ziegler
The Marais Project’s concerts
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More about The Marais Project
Since their formation in 2000 they’ve extended their repertoire beyond the French baroque to include mediaeval & renaissance music as well as commissioning and recording nearly ten new Australian works.
Being a ‘project’ rather than a fixed ensemble has freed them to engage in a number of wonderful collaborations with individuals and groups such as The Early Dance Consort, Seaven Teares, “Mara!, jazz pianist and composer Kevin Hunt, Sydney Chamber Choir and composers such as Stephen Yates, Rosalind Page, Dan Walker, Paul Cutlan and Matthew Perry.
Blog posts and interviews with The Marais Project
What’s not to love about an hour of delightful C18th French music on a Sunday afternoon, followed by a glass of complimentary wine and the chance to schmooze with the musicians and fellow concert goers?
Alexander Knight ranging from a rich dark chocolate lower register to an affecting upper range. He doesn’t just sing the notes, he performs the work.
To anyone venturing into the weird but enjoyable world of opera, this was a splendid introduction. But it was enjoyable for anyone, young or old.
This beautifully compiled CD with extensive booklet notes certainly comes highly recommended for the uninitiated who wish to learn about Swedish culture, history, & music.
Jenny Eriksson teams up with Tommie Andersson, a fellow Swede to produce a CD of Swedish music. There isn’t a track on this CD that you wont enjoy!
The Sydney Conservatorium Recital Hall was packed with music lovers on Sunday afternoon, ready to…
A celebration of The Marais Project and Rameau with works spanning centuries. A full crowd, buzzing and learning. A pleasant relaxing afternoon.
The sheer joy & smile on Jennifer Eriksson’s face when she started playing the first piece by Dowland with three other viols & a lute, was infectious enough to make my departure from home on a rainy Sunday afternoon a damn good idea.
The Marais Project wanted it to be a celebration, not a concert. They achieved that wonderfully. Jenny Eriksson was even more elated than usual on Saturday night.
A triumph of arrangement and a showcase of the talents of its participants, Lady Sings the Viol demonstrates what can be achieved if musicians and performers are willing to challenge sterotypes and push the boundaries of their ‘normal’ performance envelope.
In January and February 2013 Jenny undertook at short term Winter Residency at The Banff…
It was my first time hearing Marais Project. Their Swedish Roots was a great way…
classikON hears from two of Australia’s leading early music specialists – gambist Jenny Eriksson and lutenist Tommie Andersson.