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Le Consort

Le Consort
Le Consort

“A bracing combination of virtuosity and lyrical splendor through a sparkling ensemble blend….rapturous applause….the joy they delivered made the music sound fresh and exciting, no matter how familiar.”

- Boston Musical Intelligencer

"It's all so fresh. Historically informed performance worn 
so naturally, and works known so intimately, that these musical stories could have come from Le Consort's own pens and souls. HighIy recommend end." - Gramophone


Theotime Langlois de Swarte & Sophie de Bardonneche, violins; Hanna Salzenstein, cello; Justin Taylor, harpsichord

Program for March 11-25, 2026

A trio sonata soirée

Le Consort invites you to the baroque era, in which the trio Sonata was the most popular chamber music formation.  This whirlwind program will spotlight examples by famous composers such as Bach and Telemann, alongside some unjustly neglected Baroque masters, illustrating the immense expressive range and creativity of this repertoire.  With a few strokes of the two violins and cello bows and animation of the harpsichord’s keys, let yourself be teleported from the Venice of Albinoni and Gentili to the Naples of Porpora, with a visit to Telemann and Bach in Germany.  The program concludes with a magnificent setting of “Follia” - the era's most recognizable melody, and one which still resonates today.  A great journey awaits you!




Michel-Pignolet de Montéclair: Plainte for 2 violins


Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751): Sonata prima, op. 1


Giorgio Gentili (1669-1737): Sonata prima,  op.1


Nicola Porpora (1686-1768): Trio sonata op 2, no 3


Telemann: Sonata in D Major for cello and basso continuo


Telemann: Trietto in D Major TWV 42 : D2


Telemann: Corellisierende Sonaten (Sonata III)


Biber:  Passacaglia for solo violin


JS Bach: Trio sonata in G-Major, BWV 1039


JS Bach: Larghetto BWV 972


Francesco Geminiani: La Follia

JUNE 2024


Théotime Langlois de Swarte, violin
Sophie de Bardonnèche, violin
Hanna Salzenstein, cello
Justin Taylor, harpsichord
(also Louise Pierrard, viola da gamba - not on 23/24 North American tours)

Le Consort, a leading baroque chamber ensemble, comprises four young musicians who interpret the trio sonata repertoire with enthusiasm, sincerity, and modernity.  The group’s mission is to bring together compelling musical personalities in the service of chamber music from the repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries.  From Corelli to Vivaldi, from Purcell to Couperin, the dialogue between the two violins and the basso continuo displays a wealth of contrasts between vocality, sensuality and virtuosity.  Le Consort takes this genre, the quintessence of baroque chamber music, and interprets it with a personal, dynamic, and colorful language. 

With a core which has remained constant since their founding in 2016, Le Consort performances approach a level of musical integration typically found in long-standing string quartets.  In 2017 they claimed First Prize and the Audience Prize at the Loire Valley International Early Music Competition, chaired by William Christie.  Their recordings, including OPUS 1 (featuring the unpublished sonatas of Jean-François Dandrieu), and Specchio Veneziano (trio sonatas of Vivaldi alongside music of his less familiar contemporary, Giovanni Reali), have earned numerous awards and extensive critical acclaim. 

In the 2023-24 season, Le Consort will make its North American debut with concerts in cities across the continent, including Montreal, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, Kansas City, Berkeley, La Jolla, Vancouver, and many others. The ensemble has performed extensively throughout Europe, including at Radio France Auditorium and Louvre Auditorium (Paris); the Dijon Opera; the Deauville Easter Festival; the Arsenal in Metz; the MA Festival Brugge and in Antwerp de Singel (Belgium); the Pau Casals Foundation (Spain); and at the Misteria Paschalia Festival in Krakow (Poland).  They have also been featured on numerous broadcasts on France 3, France Musique, France Inter and Radio Classique.

Le Consort is in residence at the Banque de France, the Singer-Polignac Foundation, and the Abbaye de Royaumont.


December 2022 – please discard any previously or undated versions

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