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Organist & Harpsichordist
Lea Suter was born in Switzerland. After completing an apprenticeship as an organ builder, she went on to earn a master‘s degree in organ, harpsichord and clavichord. In addition to her international concert performances as a soloist, she plays with Ensemble Concierto Ibérico, GlossArte and the Weckmann Consort, an ensemble which she founded. She is a tutor at the Smarano International Academy for organ and clavichord (Italy), shared her enthusiasm for historical keyboard instruments as a lecturer at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, and was a recipient of the Deutsche Orchester-Stiftung’s #MusikerZukunft scholarship in 2022/23 for her work as a clavichordist. As a soloist on the 16’ harpsichord, she has performed with the Göttinger Barockorchester and will give her debut performance with the Elbipolis Barockorchester (Hamburg) in 2023. Her artistic focus is on reawakening the sound of bygone eras through the use of historical keyboard instruments, incorporating historical sources and scholarly research.More about Lea Suter
Projects and Ensembles as Organist & Harpsichordist
Organ and Organbuilding
After professional training as an organ builder, Lea Suter is currently working as an organist, harpsichordist and clavichordist.more information
Lea Suter discovered her love of the harpsichord as a continuo and solo instrument through her work as a continuo player in various ensembles. Her search for a full sound and a variety of tonal colors led her to play a 16’ harpsichord built by Matthias Kramer.more information
At the age of 16, Lea Suter built her first clavichord on her own – and it´s still her faithful companion in her exploration of historically inspired keyboard techniques.more information
Espanoletas – Spanischer Wind
Sounds from the Golden Age – Music of the Ministriles in 1600
“Españoletas – Spanish Winds” brings the music of the ministriles back to life for modern audiences. With festive music from the Renaissance and early Baroque periods, it transports listeners to the Siglo de Oro, Spain’s golden age, in which composers such as Antonio de Cabezón, Diego Ortiz and Gaspar Sanz were celebrated throughout Europe.
Lively dances, lilting canzonas and rousing recercadas, played by a historically-informed ensemble of modern ministriles, convey the tremendous exhilaration and joie de vivre of 16th- and 17th-century Spanish wind band music.
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