About Us

Consort Mirabile is a vocal and instrumental ensemble specialized in Renaissance and early Baroque music. The players use a wide range of recorders in order to create a varied palette of timbres, which blends beautifully with the voice of the singer.

As graduates of many reputable conservatoires around the world, the members are all experienced solo and ensemble performers with a special focus on historical performance practices.

Consort Mirabile has had the opportunity to perform Fringe concerts at renowned early music festivals such as Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, MA Festival Brugge and the Reincken Festival in Deventer. The summer of 2016 saw them not only performing as one of the promising ensembles at the International Young Artist's Presentation, IYAP, in Antwerpen but also taking part in the International Music Festival of Piantón, Spain, as one of the Artists in Residence.

 

With an ensemble consisting of multi-talented musicians their performances include not just playing and singing but they also include historical texts, poems and theatrical elements. Each concert of Consort Mirabile has a story to tell.

Scroll down to read our individual CV's.

Andrea Tjäder

After receiving her bachelor degree from Birmingham Conservatoire in the United Kingdom, Swedish soprano Andrea Tjäder chose to continue her studies at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in the Netherlands. Here she specialised in historically informed performance practises under the tutelage of Rita Dams, Jill Feldman, Michael Chance and Peter Kooij. She also participated in projects led by some of the worlds leading experts on early music, including Patrick Ayrton, Kate Clark and Daniel Brüggen. 

Operatic roles include “Poppea” in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, the title role of Handel’s Semele, “Zweite Dame” and “Zweiter Knabe” in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart and the role of “Anybody’s” in Bernstein’s musical West Side Story. In 2010 she also participated in the world premiere performance of the opera "Scoring a Century" by the British composer David Blake. Since May 2014 Andrea has been a cast member of BarokOpera Amsterdam and participated in productions both in the Netherlands and France.

Andrea has also paricipated in master classes with Dame Emma Kirkby, Johannette Zomer, Margreet Honig and Swedish Baroque soprano Susanne Rydén.

Alice Boccafogli

Recorder player and soprano Alice Boccafogli was born in Bologna, Italy.

She studied recorder in Italy with Giorgio Pacchioni and Daniele Salvatore, and in the Netherlands with Daniel Brüggen. In parallel, she studied singing in The Netherlands with Vitali Rozynko and in Italy with Sonia Tedla. In 2014, she obtained a Master in Music Education specialising in recorder ensemble coaching.

Alice has performed with European ensembles such as Concerto Romano (dir. Alessandro Quarta), Super Librum (dir. Jankees Braaksma) and Armonia delle Sfere (dir. Daniele Salvatore) among others, and is active as recorder and singing teacher.

Soledad Brondino

Soledad Brondino studied Master of Music specialization Historical Bassoons (Dulcian, Baroque and Classical) at Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the class of Benny Aghassi. During her studies she got lessons of modern Bassoon with Ronald Karten (pricipal bassoonist of the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest). Previously she studied Recorder at Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag with Sébastien Marq and Daniël Brüggen. In Argentina she obtained the Licenciatura at Instituto Nacional del Arte.

Her master thesis is about the Repertoire for Bajon in Cuzco (Peru) in the 17th century. Since September 2019 she is attending the Master universitaire Recherche et Pratique

Orchestrale (Université de Poitiers, Abbaye aux Dames Saintes).

She has attended masterclasses with Josep Borràs, Lorenzo Alpert, Eyal Streett, Robert Percival, Gonzalo Ruiz, Pedro Memelsdorff, Rodrigo Calveyra, Joan Izquierdo, Reine- Marie Verhagen, Karel van Steenhoven, Ricardo Kanji, Julien Martin, Cesar Villavicencio, among others.

Soledad lives in Amsterdam, where she works as a freelancer musician and as bassoon teacher in Het Leerorkest.

Soledad has participated in projects conducted by Alfredo Bernardini, Johannes Leertouwer, Julien Chauvin, Teunis van der Zwart, Shunske Sato, Peter van Heyghen, Josep Domenech, Jos van Veldhoven, Andreas Kuppers, Sébastien Marq, Paul Dombrecht, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Gabriel Garrido, Menno van Delft, Daniël Brüggen, Kenneth Montgomery, Evgenii Sviridov, Raphaël Pichon among others.

Isabella Mercuri

Born in Switzerland with Italian origins, Isabella Mercuri started her recorder studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (CH) in the class of Kees Boeke and obtained her Master diploma at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (NL) in the class of Daniël Brüggen.

Simultaneously she studied the baroque oboe with Frank de Bruine and is currently pursuing her studies in baroque oboe with Paolo Grazzi at the conservatory of Verona (IT).

Further important inputs were given to her by Peter van Heyghen, Sébastien Marq, Han Tol, Andreas Böhlen, Antoine Torunczyk, Andreas Helm, Jill Feldman, Barthold Kuijken and Patrick Ayrton.

Isabella Mercuri regularly performs in different chamber music settings in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Serbia and Spain and she is active as a recorder teacher for children and adults.

 

 

Thibault Viviani

Thibault Viviani studied recorder in Villeurbanne (FR) with Frédérique Thouvenot, at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (NL) with Sébastien Marq and Dorothea Winter, and at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (CH) with Kees Boeke. In parallel,  he studied traverso with Maria Goldschmidt-Pahn in Zürich, and with Linde Brunmayr-Tutz at the Musikhochschule Trossingen (DE).

He is active both in the fields of early and contemporary music.

He played with various orchestras and ensembles, such as the Orchestra la Scintilla an der Oper Zürich, the Berner Consort, the Ensemble Desmarest (Paris), the Royal Improviser Orchestra (Amsterdam) with whom he recorded a cd for the label RioT Impro and the PRIME Recorder Ensemble (direction Antonio Politano), with whom he took part in the creation of numerous compositions for recorders and live electronic and recorded a cd for the label O-live Music/ETK.

Thibault Viviani performs regularly in numerous venues in Europe, Israël and Mexico.