Ensemble Amaranthos was formed in 2006 by graduates from the Royal College of Music in London. Amaranthos is a versatile period ensemble which performs in various formations from trio to quintet, covering a wide range of repertoire from the 16th century to late baroque, researching and performing well-known and forgotten works. Through combining an informed and accurate use of performance practice techniques along with a personal interpretation, Amaranthos aims to contribute to keeping alive our important cultural heritage.
Ensemble Amaranthos were winners of the ‘Fenton House Early Keyboard Ensemble Competition’ 2008 and finalists at the ‘York Early Music Young Artists’ Competition’ 2007. Since then they have taken part in the Fränkischer Sommer festival in Germany, the London Handel Festival, the Brighton Early Music Festival the Cambridge Early Music Festival as well as the Concerts in West 2011. They also gave a critically acclaimed concert opening the ‘Baroque Encounters’ festival at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in 2008, London. They have recently broadcast for the Early Music Show on BBC Radio 3.
As individuals, Amaranthos’ members are enjoying successful chamber music and solo careers and perform with early music ensembles including the OAE, Academy of Ancient Music, The London Handel Players, EUBO, Weser Renaissance, Florilegium, La Serenissima, and the King’s Singers.