A musician from the French-speaking part of Switzerland approaches composition with qualms unknown to the French or Italians. His origins introduce a sterilising slip of a doubt into his mind. Should he find inspiration in the works of the great French composers?..
Astrig Siranossian is French, of Armenian origin. Born in a family of musicians, she has been performing since the age of four. Whether alone, as soloist, or as a passionate chamber musician, her repertoire is huge, ranging..
Voces Suaves is a vocal ensemble from Basle which specializes in one-to-a-part performances of Renaissance and Baroque music. Relying on a good knowledge of the historical context and of the language sung, it seeks to achieve a warm and full overall sound that offers a direct experience of music through the emotions. The ensemble was founded in 2012 by Tobias Wicky and consists of a core of nine professional singers under the direction of Francesco Saverio Pedrini.
The majority of members are connected with the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Depending on the programme, the number of performers varies and if necessary instrumentalists are added.
Since 2013 Voces Suaves has been part of “Le Capitali della Musica”, a new concert series founded by Pedrini in Zurich, in which each concert focuses on a musical centre of Italy in a given period.
In 2014-2015 Voces Suaves took part in the European co-operation programme eeemerging, Emerging European Ensembles, which promoted the artistic development..