Concert “Duo Lotus”

met werken van
Riccio, Frescobaldi, de Rore, Sweelinck & Uccellini

  • Waar?Prins Mauritslaan 10, 2582 LR Den Haag
  • Wanneer?Zondag 13 november 2011
  • Hoe laat?Aanvang 16.00 uur - inloop vanaf 15.30 uur
  • Entree?Toegang vrij, met collecte na afloop concert


Ines d’Avena – recorder,
Claudio Ribeiro – harpsichord/organ,
with Isabel Favilla – bassoon


Giovanni Battista Riccio (fl. 1609-21)

Canzon La Grimaneta (1620/1)

B. de Selma y Salaverde (fl.1613-38)
Fantasia per fagotto e basso

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
Canzona detta la Franciotta (1628)

Girolamo Frescobaldi
Toccata Nona (Libro Primo)

Cipriano di Rore (1516-1565)
Ancor che col partire (diminuties van Bassano)

Giovanni Battista Riccio (fl. 1609-21)
Canzon (1612)

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Variaties over Onder een Linde Groen

Dario Castello (fl. Venice 1st half of the 17th century)
Sonata seconda

Marco Uccellini (ca. 1603-1680)
Aria sopra la Bergamasca


Duo LOTUS. Formed in The Hague in 2004, the members of LOTUS have been working together since 2001 when both were then studying at the Royal Conservatoire. In the last 7 years, the duo has performed extensively in Brazil and The Netherlands, and also in Italy.
LOTUS’ repertoire consists of pieces from the 17th and 18th Centuries originally written for recorder and harpsichord or continuo, and, when suitable and historically justifiable, transcriptions of works from that period originally written for other instruments.
The observation of sound stylistics and historical performance practices and a lively rendition of the music mark their presentation.
Inês d’Avena and Claudio Ribeiro also work together in the baroque orchestra COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Den Haag, which they co-founded in 2006 and of which Claudio Ribeiro is artistic director.

Born in 1983 in Rio de Janeiro, Inês d’Avena moved to Holland in 2001 to study at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague (after having been invited by the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and the Civica Scuola di Milano as well). In May 2005 concluded the Bachelor Degree in Music under the orientation of Reine-Marie Verhagen; in the same year finished the teaching diploma with the jury’s compliments on her work with young musicians. Compelled by a keen and genuine interest in Neapolitan baroque music (which stems from her Southern Italian roots) and by the wish to continue to perfect her recorder skills, continued studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, under the orientation of Sébastien Marq and with musicological research on “Naples and the recorder in the early 18th century” supervised by Peter van Heyghen. In May 2007 finished the Master Degree at the Koninklijk Conservatorium. From September 2010 Inês will be a docARTES promovendus, working towards a Doctorate from the Leiden University / Orpheus Institute Gent.
During her conservatory years, attended master classes with Winfried Michel, Kees Boeke and Gerd Lünebürger. In the last 9 years Inês performed with the Nationale Reisopera and took part at the 12ème Académie Baroque Européenne d’Ambronay under the direction of William Christie, with concerts throughout France and Spain; has also performed as soloist at the opening concert of the Koffieconcert series at the Anton Philipszaal (in cooperation with the Koninklijk Conservatorium), at the Château de Chimay during the 5th International Baroque Singing Competition and participated in the fringe program of the Holland Festival Oude Muziek in Utrecht in 2004 and 2006, the later with three concerts – which included LOTUS, her recorder & harpsichord duo with Claudio Ribeiro. In 2008 performed as soloist with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Ton Koopman at the Itinéraire Baroque Festival.In October 2010, Inês was the winner of the II International Competition Prince Francesco Maria Ruspoli.

In 2006 co-founded the COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Den Haag, a baroque orchestra directed by maestro al cembalo Claudio Ribeiro, of which ORF already has recorded two CDs (and a DVD) for its Edition Alte Musik label. A number of the orchestra’s performances, both in Holland and Austria, have been broadcasted live. Since May 2009 has also been devoting time to SCHIFANOIA*, a recorder duet with Isabel Favilla. The duo had an extensive tour in Brazil with a program of baroque music and chorinho. In August, SCHIFANOIA* was one of the 8 ensembles selected for the International Young Artists Presentation, which was part of the 2009 Laus Polyphoniae festival in Antwerp.

Isabel Favilla was born in Brasília in 1984 and began her musical studies at the age of five with the piano. A year later she entered the Escola de Música de Brasília, where she took up the recorder as her main instrument. She studied with Karla Dias (recorder),Fernando Lopes and Ana Cecília Tavares (chamber music and harpsichord). In June 2001 she concluded her course in recorder.

In paralell to her activities in Brasília, she participated in the most important Early Music festivals in Brazil, such as the Festival de Música Antiga de Juiz de Fora, the Oficina de Música de Curitiba, the Festival de Música
Antiga do Conservatório Brasileiro de Música and the Curso Internacional de Verão da EMB, where she had the opportunity to study with various teachers,
including Ricardo Kanji, Pierre Hamon, Hans-Joachim Fuss, Gwénaël Bihan and Cléa Galhano (recorder), Homero de Magalhães Filho (chamber music), and
Manfred Kraemer and Sigiswald Kuijken (baroque orchestra). In Europe, she took part in the Curso Internacional de Interpretación Histórica from the
Fundaciò La Caixa, in Spain, where she followed lessons and masterclasses with Han Tol, Alfredo Bernardini and Alberto Grazzi among others.
In 2007 she received her Master’s Degree with grote onderscheiding at the Royal Consevatory of Brussels where she studied with Bart Coen. She was also
student of Peter De Clerq, Hermann Stinders, Jan de Winne and Alain Gervreau.
She has performed solo and chamber music recitals in Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, Brussels, Den Haag and Utrecht. She has been to Chile three times performing
as a soloist with the Orquesta de la Universidad Austral de Chile. She took part in two cd recordings: Handel’s opera Tolomeo with Il Complesso Barocco (Alain Curtis) and with COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Den Haag (Claudio Ribeiro) in their debut recording L’Europe Réunie.

Since September 2007 she studies baroque bassoon and dulcian with Donna Agrell and Wouter Verschuren at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

Claudio Ribeiro was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1976. His musical training began at the age of 7 with piano. In 1994 he went to the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) where he earned his Bachelor degree in conducting and studied harpsichord with Edmundo Hora. He earned a second Bachelor Degree in 2004 and a Master Degree in 2006 at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, as student of harpsichordist Jacques Ogg.
He has attended harpsichord masterclasses with Cristophe Rousset, Olivier Baumont, Nicolau de Figueiredo, and Rudi van Straten. In 1999, he was awarded at the IX Rotary Competition of Instrumental Music for Youngsters in Campinas.
His skills as a musical director derive as much from his virtuosity as a harpsichordist as from his broad musical training. He participated in many music festivals in Brazil, as well as the XIX Cursos Internacionais de Música da Casa de Mateus in Portugal, studying a wide range of musical subjects: composition, conducting, piano, baroque violin, organ and harpsichord.
Noteworthy groups with whom Mr. Ribeiro has performed: Harmonie Universelle (dir. Florian Deuter), Vox Brasiliensis (dir. Ricardo Kanji), Het Anna Kathrijnse Orkest (dir. Ralf Blasi), and the orchestra of the Académie Baroque Européenne in 2002 (dir. Rinaldo Alessandrini) and 2005 (dir. William Christie). This led to further collaboration with Mr. Christie as harpsichord accompanist for Les Arts Florissants.
In addition to his activities with Collegium Musicum Den Haag, Mr. Ribeiro directs the baroque orchestra Companhia de Música in Brazil, is a member of the ensembles LOTUS, Giardino Musicale and Música Temprana, and has worked for several years as regular accompanist at the Early Music International Festival of Juiz de Fora. He is also guest teacher and accompanist at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.