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The musicians of ClubMediéval were drawn together by a shared passion for late Middle Ages music. Under the direction of Thomas Baeté, they weave a delicate web from polyphonic lines, and draw the listener into it.

They find that the Late Middle Ages repertoire has a relevant place in our time, and they hope to help the listener feel this also. Their concert programmes have been well received, and indeed the group's début earned them a nomination for Klara Radio's promising newcomers in 2010. ClubMediéval is based in Brussels, but brings together singers and instrumentalists from seven European countries. ClubMediéval is a flexible ensemble; the line-up of singers and instrumentalists varies according to the needs of the music they want to perform.

 

Their first CD, 'Amor, tu solo'l sai' with unpublished Ballate and Madrigale by Paolo da Firenze has been highly acclaimed by the press.

 

ClubMediéval regulars are:

Olalla Aleman, soprano

Marketa Cukrova, mezzo-soprano

Raffaele Giordani, tenor

Daan Verlaan, tenor and gothic Harp

Tomas Maxé, bass

Raphaël Decock, voice and bagpipes

Guillermo Perez, organetto

Elisabeth Seitz, psalterion

Michaël Grébil, lute, cister and tenor.

Simen van Mechelen, slide trumpet.

Thomas Baeté

 

Thomas Baeté (°1978) trained as a choirboy and violin player in his hometown Oostende, Belgium. He later took up the viola da gamba as an autodidact, before studying it in Brussels and Barcelona with Wieland Kuijken, Jordi Savall and Sophie Watillon. He took masterclasses with Paolo Pandolfo. In addition to the viola da gamba, he now performs regularly on the medieval fiddle and he can be seen and heard performing medieval and renaissance repertoire with Mala Punica ( Pedro Memelsdorff), Capilla Flamenca (Dirk Snellings) and Graindelavoix (Björn Schmelzer). Following his interest in mediterranean traditional repertoire, Thomas is a member of La Roza Enflorese and trio Osuna. With The Spirit of Gambo, he explores a passion for seventeenth century viol consort music. Over the past ten years, he has recorded about twenty CDs with these groups.

In 2010, Thomas Baeté founded ClubMediéval, an international ensemble of young specialists in late- medieval polyphony.

Their first CD presenting previously unrecorded music by the 14th Century abbot Paolo da Firenze, is highly acclaimed in the press. Besides being a performing artist, he works as a viola da gamba and medieval music teacher. His performance activities have taken him from Stokholm to Napoli, and further on to the USA and Canada, Peru, Colombia and Marocco.

 

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