Ensemble Molière

Instruments: Baroque Ensemble

Flavia Hirte [flute]
Alice Earll [violin]
Catriona McDermid [bassoon]
Kate Conway [viola da gamba/cello]
Satoko Doi-Luck [harpsichord]

Ensemble Molière have gained a reputation as an established early music ensemble. Their unique combination of instruments provides memorable and creative programmes from the repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries, all performed on historical instruments.

Ensemble Molière have been selected as the first-ever Radio 3 New Generation Baroque Ensemble for two years from October 2021, a new scheme run in partnership by BBC Radio 3, the National Centre for Early Music and the Royal College of Music.

The ensemble have performed throughout the UK and Europe; including performances at the MAfestival fringe in Brugge and the Oudemuziek fringe in Utrecht. 2017 has seen the ensemble make their debut at the London Festival of Baroque Music as part of their Future Artists Scheme and compete as finalists in the International Young Artists Competition at the York Early Music Festival. The ensemble have also premiered their first cross art opera project Pygmalion, part funded by Arts Council England and supported by Stroud Green Festival and BREMF.

2022 Festival Programmes include:
The Dancing Star – works by Campra, Handel, Rameau and Ravel
Réunion des goûts – works by Lully, Couperin and Vivaldi with Rachel Kelly
Persée et Andromède – works by Lully, Charpentier, Lefebvre, Dandrieu and Vivaldi with Rachel Kelly
Dido – works by Charpentier, Purcell, Gautier de Marseilles, Locke, Montéclair and Lully with Rachel Kelly

Ensemble Moliere
Arts Council 70
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Maritime Hotel