Ensemble Rost is an early music ensemble based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is composed of Tinne Albrectsen on violin, Marie Stockmarr Becker on viola and Babett Hartmann on harpsichord and organ. The three musicians met in the Royal Danish Music Academy in 2013. Their discovery of the Codex Rost and their shared interest in exploring unknown repertoire for violin, viola and basso continuo brought them to establish Ensemble Rost.
The group has immensely enjoyed going into the depths of the mysterious manuscript from the early Stylus Phantasticus period, characterised by an expressive, almost improvisatory style and very free formal structures. The ensemble has been investigating the different possibilities for harmonic realisation of the basso continuo part as well as the melodic lines, because some parts of the manuscript, due to wear and tear, remain a mystery.
The credo of Ensemble Rost is to explore the original repertoire written for its instrumentation, though the ensemble also enjoys playing other less dogmatic programmes covering the period from early baroque to the late 18th century.
Ensemble Rost has performed in Denmark, in the Fringe Series in MA Festival Brugge (BE) and Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht (NL) and latest in London.
Statens Kunstfond, Frederiksbergfonden and Knud Højgaards Fond