The Stravaganza Ensemble is a baroque formation mainly dedicated to chamber music of the seventeenth and eighteenth century for one or two high-pitched instruments. Brought together by the violinist Domitille Gilon and the harpsichordist Thomas Soltani, musicians take part with enthusiasm and dedication to this musical and human adventure, which makes each concert a unique and rewarding experience for the audience.
The Stravaganza Ensemble includes various formations, with soloist musicians playing regularly in the main baroque orchestras: La Simphonie du Marais (Hugo Reyne), Ensemble Sagittarius (Michel Laplénie), Opéra Fuoco (Jay Bernfeld), Gli Incogniti (Amandine Beyer), Les Ambassadeurs (Alexis Kossenko), Pulcinella (Ophélie Gaillard), Pygmalion (Raphael Pichon), les Musiciens de Saint-Julien (François Lazarevich)...
The Stravaganza Ensemble is regularly invited to numerous international festivals, in France (Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Festival baroque du Pays du Mont Blanc, Musicale Internationale de Guil Durance, Festival Jeunes-Talents-Paris, Sinfonia en Périgord...), in Scotland (Sypert concert series), in the Netherlands (Fabulous Fringe – Oude Muziek Utrecht), in the United Kingdom, Belgium (Ma Festival), Germany (Tage Alter Musik Regensburg), Austria (Wiener Konzerthaus), Poland…
The ensemble has been awarded in 2011 bronze medal of the Academy of Literature and Arts. They also won the third prize and the special prize of critics and medias at the Premio Bonporti competition (Italy), the special prize ''De Graaf Unico van Wassenaer Masterclass Award'' at the van Wassenaer international early music competition in Amsterdam (Netherlands). Stravaganza has been also winner of the H.I.F Biber competition, in Austria (F.J. Aumann Prize).
The recordings of Stravaganza :" Concert at the Hapsburg Court ", Arcangelo Corelli (trio sonatas opus 3, 4) and Ariane & Orphee (French cantatas) has been very well received by the critics (Aparte label record & Muso label).
The next recording of Stravaganza, "Abendmusiken" will be released in November 2018, around the works of North German composers (sonatas for two violins and viola da gamba by D. Buxtehude, J.A. Reinken, J. Theile...).
Stravaganza has the support of the Adami, the conseil général and régional P.A.C.A. The ensemble is in residence in the national museum of Port-Royal des Champs (France). It is a member of the F.E.V.I.S.
05.12.2018 Budenheim / Schloß Waldthausen