About Us

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.


Born in Cosenza and lives in Basel and Milan, knows all about fagottini and tenoroons which he researched at the Schola Canturom Basiliensis, loves teaching, is also a founding member of Abchordis, cooks the greatest Italian food for La Petite Écurie!


Born in Maastricht and lives on the other side of the country in Groningen, where she has a job with the modern oboe in the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. She loves to hike in the mountains and is the organizational motor of La Petite Écurie!


A widely interested chamber music percussionist who owns MANY instruments, is also part of Duo Enßle-Lamprecht, loves and performs historic but also modern music, was born in South Tyrol but lives in Germany, brings the groove to La Petite Écurie!


Born in Tàrrega, currently lives in Bern. Studied and plays modern and all historical oboes. Speaks fluent Swiss-German. When he is not playing concerts or riding motorbikes, he teaches oboe at the Konservatorium Bern. Marc is the Taille-specialist of La Petite Écurie.


Currently lives in Madrid, speaks five languages fluently, loves reading and eating Giovanni's creations, she also loves when Philipp talks during the concerts so she doesn't have to do it, is a founding member of El Gran Teatro del Mundo and brings the Spanish temperament to La Petite Écurie!