Trio Sonata in D major, Op. 2 No. 8
Adagio, Allegro, Largo, Allegro
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.
As finalists at the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition and Future Baroque Artists at the London Festival of Baroque Music, they have given concerts throughout the UK and Europe, including the MAfestival fringe in Bruges and the Oudemuziek Fringe Festival in Utrecht. They were Making Music Selected Artists grateful for the support received during the pandemic from the National Early Music Association, Arts Council England, and other private donors.
Ensemble Molère’s first cross-arts opera project, Pygmalion, part funded by Arts Council England, was performed at Stroud Green Festival and BREMF, with further collaboration with animation artist Kate Anderson planned for Molière’s anniversary in 2022-23. In the studio, the ensemble have broadcast live on BBC Radio3 In Tune with highlights from both Pygmalion and their spoken word and music programme, Medicine and Mortality. They have also recorded their first EP, a collection of French baroque dance movements entitled 'Dance Sweets', which is available on physical and digital release.
Alice Earll is an engaging British violinist specialising in period instrument performance. Alice studied at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with a first-class degree and the Bickerdike Allen Prize for achievement.
She has since gone on to perform with the Academy of Ancient Music at the BBC Proms and as part of the Lincoln Centre's Mostly Mozart Festival. She has also played at Shakespeare's Globe and performed with various other groups across the world, including a tour across South East Asia with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment sponsored by Toyota. As a soloist, Alice has performed alongside Rachel Podger at the Wigmore Hall and was selected for the Handel House Talent Scheme 2018/19. She plays on a Thomas Kennedy violin on loan from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.
Kate Conway studied viol and baroque cello with Jonathan Manson at the Royal Academy of Music, after reading Classics at Jesus College, Cambridge. She has played with English Touring Opera, Solomon’s Knot and the Feinstein Ensemble, and was selected for the Handel House Talent Scheme. A committed chamber musician, she performs with Chelys Consort of Viols, who made their debut at the Wigmore Hall for Dame Emma Kirkby’s 70th birthday celebrations, and Ceruleo, who have appeared at the Buxton and Baroque at the Edge festivals. Kate was twice awarded the RAM Nancy Nuttall Ensemble Prize, and currently coaches the viol consort at the RAM.
Satoko Doi-Luck takes pleasure in a diverse career as a historical keyboardist and a composer. Satoko regularly gives solo recitals as well as enjoys playing with orchestras, and has performed with Birmingham Opera Company, La Serenissima, the Shakespeare's Globe and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with whom she has recently performed Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto on tour with Rachel Podger. Currently, Satoko is working in the production of Handel’s Amadigi with English Touring Opera.