Since its formation in 2015, Orpheus Baroque Stockholm has grown into an important part of the musical offering, serving as a meeting place for philharmonic musicians and for Sweden’s foremost Baroque musicians.
Through its own concert series in the Grünewald Hall, the ensemble has developed into a dynamic and creative meeting place for members of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra with expertise in early music, as well as many of Sweden's leading freelance baroque musicians. The ensemble works to make the profane musical treasure during the period 1600 - 1850 available with playing on period instruments and a historically informed playing style.
Orpheus Baroque has also profiled itself as an ensemble by inviting Swedish and internationally leading musicians in early music as guest leaders. Leaders like Francesco Corti, Lorenzo Coppola, Alfredo Bernardini, Manfredo Kraemer, Dan Laurin, Kreeta-Maria Kentala, Peter Spissky, Luca Guglielmi, Göran Karlsson and Mariangiola Martello as well as soloists like Anders J. Dahlin, Maria Keohane, Annastina Malm, Marianne Beate Kielland, Kristina Hammarström and Karl-Magnus Fredriksson collaborated with the ensemble.
The group's debut CD with music by JS Bach and CPE Bach was released on Alba Records 2020, praised by critics and nominated for a Grammy award in the category "Classic of the Year".
Artistic directors for Orpheus Baroque are concertmaster Elin Gabrielsson and cellist Johannes Rostamo.
The Orpheus Baroque Ensemble is named after Carl Mille's statue Orpheus' well (Orfeusbrunnen), located outside the The Stockholm Concert Hall's entrance on Hötorget in Stockholm. Orpheus is portrayed in Greek mythology as a singer and musician of rank. In the fountain in front of the Stockholm Concert Hall, he descends into the realm of death to try to raise the dead with his lyrical play and retrieve his beloved Eurydice. One of the inhabitants of the death empire has had to borrow the composer Beethoven's features.
Players who participated in the concerts Photo: Elias Gammelgård
Elin Gabrielsson (concertmaster), Emma Nyman, Jenny Eklund, Johannes Lörstad, Katarina Bengtson Dennis,Catalina Langborn, Henrik Peterson, Lars Warnstad, Gabriel Cornet, Lola Torrente
Hanna Matell, Patrik Swedrup, Amus-Kerstin Andersson, Rena Kimura, Per Fahlén, Andrej Power, Daniela Bonfiglioli, Emma de Frumerie, Anna Stefánsson, Helena Valeberg Sunding, Sten-Johan Sunding, Annika Schönning, Ulrika Westerberg, Rebecka Karlsson, Martin Lissola, Arsema Asghodom
Fredrik From, Ann Wallström, Anthony Marini
Christopher Öhman, Pascal Siffert
Louisa Tatlow, Katarina Skoog Aquilonius, Grop Mikael Sjögren, Emma Nyman, Joel Sundin, Monica Carlén, Olof Ander, Anna Gärtner
Johannes Rostamo, Daniel Holst
Klas Gagge, Marie Macleod
Violone and Double Bass
Tomas Gertonsson, Mattias Frostenson
Cecilie Hesselberg Löken, Olle Torssander, Magnea Árnadóttir, Kristine West, Pauliina Fred
Jesper Harryson, Kerstin Frödin
Ia Neumüller, Kyoko Nakasawa, Guido Campana
Johan Segerman, Jani Sunnarborg, Anders Engström, Linda Forster
Hans Larsson, Beng Ny
Heléne Sikdal, Kerstin Ripa
Harpsichord and organ
Mariangiola Martello, Marcus Mohlin
Mayumi Kamata, Urban Westerlund, Peter Lönnerberg, Johan Lindström, Anna Paradiso
Karl Nyhlin, Fredrik Bock, Lars-Erik Larsson
Johan Åkervall, Björn Nyman
Nils Carlsson, Åke Lännerholm, Erik Stenborg