Founded by Luis Martínez Pueyo during his stay in the Schola Cantorum BasiliensisLa Guirlande  is one of the most versatile ensembles specialising in historically informed performance of 18th and 19th century music.


Winners of the second prize in the CREAR18 awards to Young Talents from Aragón, as well as having won first prizes of competitions such as XVIII Biagio-Marini Wettbewerb and the V Gijón International Early Music Competition, La Guirlande‘s repertoire is centered in 18th and 19th century music in which the flute plays a fundamental role: from the flute sonata – with obbligato harpsichord or pianoforte, as well as basso continuo – to the solo concert, including all kinds of combinations of chamber music. Furthermore,  the use of either original period instruments or their replicas, as well as a thorough historical research on performance practice from a variety of treatises and sources, mark La Guirlande’s main purpose: to achieve a performance of the repertoire as near to the original idea of each composer as possible


La Guirlande is formed by renowned musicians, both nationally and internationally, in the field of historically informed performance. They have studied in some of the most important European schools for early music (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, Koninklijk  Conservatorium den Haag), and some of them play in renowned ensembles and orchestras, such as Les Arts Florissants, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Le Concert des Nations, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, La Capella Mediterranea, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, Concerto Köln, Accademia Bizantina, Montis Regalis Orchestra, Bach Collektiv, Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg, Bach Akademie Luzern, Musica Fiorita, European Union Baroque Orchestra, Al Ayre Español, Los Músicos de su Alteza, La Tempestad, Insula Orchestra, and  Orchestre Français des Jeunes, among others..


The ensemble La Guirlande takes its name from one of the god Apollo’s most important symbols, sign of glory and recognition in arts, wisdom and the games.


Luis Martínez Pueyo, who studied in the famous Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, is founding member and artistic director of La Guirlande, an ensemble devoted to the historically informed performance of music from the 18th and 19thcenturies with period instruments.


The members of La Guirlande are renowned musicians, specifically selected for the performance of particular projects. This makes their special qualities shine in excellent performances of each and every programme.

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