Part of the programme at the London International Festival of Early Music from 9-12 Nov
Charlotte Schneider recorders
Alice Letort lute and romantic guitar
Irene González Roldán harpsichord
Recital to feature music by a number of different composers, including Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Adolf Hasse, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Adrian Willaert and Anton Diabel.
The Swiss recorder and flute player Charlotte Schneider is active as a soloist and chamber musician in Switzerland and in Europe.
She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in performance on the baroque flute with Marc Hantaï at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where in 2019 she received her Bachelor’s degree on the recorder in the class of Conrad Steinmann, and in 2021, her master’s degree in pedagogy in the class of Han Tol with honours.
Charlotte has been awarded several prizes in national and international competitions such as the Moeck solo recorder competition, Schweizerischer Jugendmusikwettbewerb or the International Van Wassenaer Competition. She has performed at numerous festivals, including Festival for Early Music Utrecht / MA Festival Brugge (Fringe), Entre ciel & garrigue (Lussan, FR).
Fascinated by chamber music and scenic arts, Charlotte plays regularly with companies and ensembles. She is the founder and director of the association for early music Barocc’opéra in her hometown (Neuchâtel).
Alice Letort is a French guitarist and lutenist. She studied classical guitar with Michel Grizard in Nantes, her hometown, before joining Judicaël Perroy’s class at the École Supérieure Musique et Danse in Lille, and then Pablo Márquez’s class at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel (Switzerland). In 2020 she obtained a Master’s degree in classical guitar with a specialization in romantic guitar. Passionate about early music, she is now pursuing her studies in lute and early guitar at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Peter Croton’s class. Alice Letort regularly performs as a soloist and in several chamber music ensembles, among them a romantic guitar duo (Duo Odelia), a guitar quartet (Quatuor Tacet) and a lute consort (Casulana Lute Consort).
Irene González Roldán began playing harpsichord when she was seven years old. After her studies in Sevilla and Salamanca, she moved to the Netherlands to study in The Hague and Amsterdam with teachers Jacques Ogg, Patrick Ayrton, Menno van Delft and Kris Verhelst. Irene is currently a Master student at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Switzerland) in the class of Andrea Marcon and Jörg-Andreas Bötticher.
Irene was recently awarded the first prize and audience prize in the 3rd International Harpsichord Competition of Milan (2021). In Spain, she has been twice awarded with the AAOBS scholarship (Sevilla) to support her early music studies abroad. She has performed in various festivals in Spain and The Netherlands, such as the Early Music Festival of Sevilla (FEMÁS), Musae, Utrecht Early Music Festival Fabulous Fringe, FEMUBA. Irene has also played as a soloist together with musicians such as Jacques Ogg, Alfredo Bernardini and Eduardo López Banzo, and has collaborated with ensembles and orchestras such as Sponte Sua, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, Seconda Pratica, New Collegium.