La Ninfea (Italian for water lily) belong to the next up-and-coming generation of Early Music artists. Their historically informed performances, often rediscoveries of lost treasures, are perfect and filled with refreshing joy.
The renowned Austrian classical music station Ö1 writes: “So meticulous their search for neglected composers and reconstruction of historical scores, so immense their enthusiasm and vibrant interpretations...” Performances included appearances at the Tagen Alter Musik Berlin, the Trigonale Festival der Alten Musik, the Stockstädter Blockflötenfesttagen and in the Konzerthaus in Vienna.
Their two latest CD productions have been released by Raumklang Records. The Iron Mask, french instrumental music from the 17th Century, has received much praise for concept, repertoire, tone and interpretation. A.H. Schultzen Recorder Sonatas presents vaunted first ever recordings of german baroque compositions.
Sono amante, their debut CD of newly rediscovered cantatas and chamber music by the Bononcini brothers, featuring soprano Ulrike Hofbauer, was released in October 2011 on Thorofon Records and received with acclaim by audiences and critics alike.
The award-winning members of this ensemble work with notable ensembles and musicians from the Early Music scene. They have played numerous projects together, in various combinations, which led finally to the formation of their own ensemble. Since then, La Ninfea has been devoted to the Chamber Music repertoire of the 17th and 18th Century, especially unknown works worthy of rediscovery.