Who are Amsterdam Corelli Collective?

Amsterdam Corelli Collective are a vibrant and energetic ensemble of fourteen young musicians who perform without conductor.

Founded by Ryuko Reid in 2013, thirteen string players and a harpsichordist were brought together through their passion for baroque string music and historical performance practice.

The ensemble pays tribute to Arcangelo Corelli, whose works were published in Amsterdam. Using his compositions and the surrounding repertoire of the concerto grosso and orchestral string music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the ensemble inspires fresh performances and programming.

Performing regularly throughout Holland and Europe, Amsterdam Corelli Collective have already enjoyed performances at such notable venues in the Netherlands as the Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Scheepvaartmuseum and Orgelpark in Amsterdam . In 2016 they won the Grachtenfestival’s ‘Openlucht Podium Prize’ which will see them perform as part of Holland’s major summer festival held in Amsterdam every year. In 2015 they were selected to take part in the Ambronay Cultural Encounter Centre's Eeemerging Project for 2015. This saw Amsterdam Corelli Collective perform at the Seviqc Brežice festival in Ljubljana (Slovenia), at Ghislieri Musica in Pavia (Italy) and at the Ambronay Festival in France.

In July 2015 Amsterdam Corelli Collective were finalists in the York Early Music Festival’s International Young Artist’s Competition, performing in two sold out concerts in York and featuring on British national radio channel BBC Radio 3.

The ensemble was invited to perform at the MA Brugge Fringe Festival in 2014 and at the Utrecht Oude Muziek Fringe Festival in both 2014 and 2015. All musicians are trained in historically informed performance practice and as an ensemble have worked with first-class musicians in the field of early music, including Guilio Prandi, Alfredo Bernadini, Jed Wentz and Shunske Sato.

In 2016 Amsterdam Corelli Collective look forward to a tour with guest soprano Myriam Arbouz in April, and a collaboration in July to perform Mozart’s opera Alba in Ascencio.

We would like to thank:

Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Eudemonist Society