The musicians of La Petite Écurie met eachother during the Festival Musica Antica in Urbino (I) in 2018.
After playing together with great enthusiasm at the baroque music course of Alfredo Bernardini, they decided to form an oboe-band together. Since then, they were invited to play concerts in several festivals, such as the Internationale Barocktage in Melk (AT).
Their upcoming concerts will be all over Europe, varying from Vienna to Amsterdam.
La Petite Écurie refers to the “Grande Écurie”; a musical establishment at the royal court of Louis XIV in Versailles to which most of his wind players were employed.
Miriam Jorde Hompanera started her studies with Katharina Arfken and continued with to years of postgraduate studies with Alfredo Bernardini. She is also a founding member of the ensemble El Gran Teatro del Mundo. Miriam was a member of the EUBO (European Union Baroque Orchestra) and plays with several ensembles, such as the Freiburger Barockorchester.
Valerie Colen became a baroque oboe student of Alfredo Bernardini, after finishing her modern oboe studies. Apart from playing baroque oboe with ensembles like Hofkapelle München, Akamus and Freiburger Barockorchester, she had a temporary contract with the modern oboe in the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg, and currently has a fixed position in the Noord Nederlands Orkest (NL).
Marc Bonastre Riu studied modern oboe with Thomas Indermühle and Jaime González, and continued to study historical oboe with Katharina Arfken and Omar Zoboli at the Musik Akademie in Basel. At the moment, Marc is studying with Alfredo Bernardini at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg (AT).
Marc plays frequently with Kammerorchester Basel, La Scintilla, L'Arpa Festante and I Barrocchisti. Recently, Marc became the oboe teacher at the Konservatorium in Bern (CH).
Giovanni Battista Graziadio studied historical bassoon with Maurizio Barigione, Giorgio Mandolesi, Alberto Grazzi and Donna Agrell. He is also a founding member of the Abchordis Ensemble and The Italian Consort, and plays with orchestras such as Concerto Romano, Kammerorchester Basel and I Barocchisti. He is also a researcher of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, Switzerland) working on the project “Fagottini and Tenoroons” (founded by the Swiss National Science Foundation) and a PhD student at the University of Basel.
Philipp Lamprecht studied percussion with Peter Sadlo at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg AT), where he became a percussion teacher in 2015. Besides being specialised in contemporary music, Philipp is very active as a renaissance and baroque percussionist. He is a founding member of the ensembles Duo Enßle-Lamprecht and plays often with Berlin Baroque, Münchner Hofkapelle and Concerto Köln.
Miriam, Valerie, Marc, Giovanni and Philipp form together an oboe-band in it smallest form, which consists of two oboe's, one taille, one bassoon and percussion.