3 spanish songs for countertenor solo and basso continuo:
D. Pisandor (1510-1560)
"Mañana Saint Joan"
B. Gonzalez (c.1550)
"A las armas, Moriscote"
L. de Narvaez (c.1490-1547)
"Ya se sienta el rey Ramiro"
S. Duron (1660-1716)
Aria: "Corazón que suspiras atento" for countertenor, two melodic instruments and basso continuo
A. Caldara (1670-1736)
Recitative, Aria: "Zefiretto amorosetto" from the Cantata "Vicino a un rivoletto" for countertenor, recorder and b.c.
The Greek early music ensemble Ex Silentio was founded in 2001 by the recorder player Dimitris Kountouras and the harpsichordist Markellos Chrissikopoulos. It is one of the few ensembles in Greece that specialize in early music and since its beginning has collaborated with important Greek and foreign artists. Its repertoire consists of vocal as well as instrumental music from the 17th and 18th century, concentrating on the music of the south European countries. The Ensemble Ex Silentio appeared successfully in concerts both in Greece as well as in several European countries.
Nicholaos Spanos studied with Helen Lionna and Aris Christofellis in Greece. In 2000 he continued his studies at the University of Maryland School of Music (U.S.A.) in the studio of Linda Mabbs, as a scholar of the "Friends of Music" society of Athens; he also held an assistantship from the University. He graduated in 2002 with a Master's Degree on Voice / Opera Performance.
Dimitris Kountouras began his recorder studies in Thessaloniki with G. Gourdier as well as his flute studies with I. Makovei. He continued his recorder, baroque flute and early music studies in the Utrecht school of Arts in Holland, with H. ter Schegget, L. Meilink and W. Hazelzet. He received his diploma in 1999 as well as his M.A. degree two years later. During the last year he is studying in the Early Music Institute of Milan subsidized by M.Fodella scholarship. Since 2002, he is lecturing about Baroque Music and Gesture in the Aristotelio Univeristy of Thessaloniki and he is researching the relationship between music and humanism during the 16th and 17th century.
Doret Florentin is a native of Thessaloniki, Greece. After beginning her recorder studies in Greece, she continued at Tel Aviv University. There she studied with Bracha Kol and Shlomo Tidhar and received both her B.A. and M.A degrees with honors. She also earned a B.A. in mathematics and statistics from the same university. During this period Doret twice won the second prize in the yearly woodwind competition of Tel Aviv University. Markellos Chrissikopoulos discovered the harpsichord near M.Dalmati and studied with her in the Vinanelli school of Athens from where he acquired in 1995 his diploma with honors as well as the prize of excellence "F. Vignanelli". He continued studying in Paris, first with S. Romeo and then with the well-known harpsichordist O. Baumont. Markellos Chrissikopoulos finished his studies in the Conservatoire of Geneva, in the class of C. Jacottet receiving his diploma with honors and special admiration from the jury. In addition, he attended the highest education course of historical keyboard instruments of the University "Mozarteum" in Salzburg under the guidance of K. Gilbert and S. Rampe.Dit programma is ook in PDF-formaat beschikbaar.