Thomas Baeté [treble viol]
Freek Borstlap [alto viol, bass viol]
Gesina Liedmeier [tenor viol]
Ivanka Neeleman [bass viol]
The power of The Spirit of Gambo, according to the critics, is the sheer pleasure we take in playing together, our drive and our excellent musicianship.
Our repertoire includes music by Dowland, Purcell, Bach and many others. What enables us to move audiences is the combination of the emotional charge
inherent in the music and the intimacy between us during our performances. The Spirit of Gambo has set the new standard in consort music performance.
The ensemble was founded by Freek Borstlap and Gesina Liedmeier. Ivanka Neeleman and Thomas Baeté are the other two players making up the core ensemble.
The Spirit of Gambo plays on beautiful instruments built especially for the ensemble by Gesina Liedmeier. The painted decorations and carved animal heads
on the instruments make them a delight for the eye as well as the ear.
Their CD ‘Jenkins consort music of four parts’ received the highest distinction: a Diapason d’ Or award. The group plays frequently at international
festivals and they have recorded several CDs, including ‘The Silver Swan’ with soprano Claron McFadden and a CD of instrumental music by Christopher Tye.
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