La Petite Écurie is an oboe band performing music of the 17th and 18th centuries on historical instruments: two oboes, taille, bassoon and percussion.
The name of the ensemble refers to the “Grande Écurie”, a musical establishment at the royal court of Louis XIV in Versailles, where most of his wind players were employed.
Miriam, Valerie, Marc, Giovanni and Philipp met at the Festival Musica Antica in Urbino (Italy) in 2018. After playing together with great enthusiasm they decided to form an oboe band together.
Numerous Festivals invited the ensemble to play concerts, including the Internationale Barocktage in Melk (Austria), the Valletta Baroque Festival (Malta), Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus (Germany), Anciuti Music Festival (Italy) and Semana de la Música Antigua de Álava (Spain).
A Children‘s Theatre Play was created together with Friederike Karig for the Philharmonie in Luxembourg. Friederike and La Petite Écurie are proceeding their collaboration in order to create a new theatre play which will be performed for the first time during the Internationale Barocktage in Melk (2024).
The REMA (European Early Music Network) selected the group in 2021 as a promising new ensemble and invited to perform in front of a broad selection of European early music promoters.
The Queen’s Favourites is the Debut Album of La Petite Écurie, which has been released in 2022 for the record label ARCANA (Outhere Music).
Music Journalist Marcus Stäbler made a portrait about La Petite Écurie, which was broadcasted on NDR Kultur (Germany) in August 2022.
Original music for oboe band takes center stage within the ensemble’s wide-ranging repertoire. From contemporary and traditional compositions for oboe band to thoughtfully crafted arrangements of orchestral pieces, La Petite Écurie demonstrates a profound interest in exploring the depths of musical expression.