Founded in 2007 by a group of passionate young musicians led by viola da gamba player Amit Tiefenbrunn, the Barrocade ensemble is now one of the most outstanding ensembles on the Israeli musical scene. Barrocade has been appearing in all the major concert halls and festivals in Israel. Lead violinist Shlomit Sivan is the group’s general manager. The ensemble members, all graduates of leading European academies, specialise in early music, and play period instruments. The ensemble’s string instruments were built by its music director Amit Tiefenbrunn, and the bows by lute player Eitan Hoffer. Barrocade normally plays without a conductor, after the custom of the Baroque era, but collaborates with international conductors in performing large Baroque pieces such as oratorios and operas. The ensemble is famous for its rich sound that is derived from its large and varied basso continuo section.
Photo: Nitzan Shorer