|IN MIXTO GENERE Ensemble-on-authentic-instruments
Anna Ioffe– baroque and modern violin, viola d’amore, soprano, arranger
Natalie Rotenberg – harpsichord, positive, piano, soprano, composer
Alina Keitlin – baroque and modern violin, viola, mezzo-soprano, composer
Alexander Hamburg – guitar, vocal, composer
Raphael Rivkin – bass-guitar, viola, violin, arranger
|The In Mixto Genere Ensemble, founded in 2004, brings together Anna, Alina and Natalie, three graduates of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, all of whom have specialised in playing on both period and modern instruments. All three are also in demand as international soloists and have appeared in concerts with such eminent artists as Andrew Parrott, Valery Gergiev, Leon Botstein, Andreas Scholl, Kay Wessel, and John Holloway. In 2010, two rock musician joined the ensemble: Alexander and Raphael.
Rock meets Baroque… What is common in these two styles? What is common between the
ancient instruments and electric ones, between tenderness and brutality, between the music
of palaces and music of stadiums? And when the Rock legends and the Baroque stars meet
together, drive and groove join them
In Mixto Genere is regularly invited to many festivals, such as the MA Festival in Bruges, Belgium, the Kiev Music Fest in Ukraine, and the Yehiam Renaissance and Abu-Gosh Festivals in Israel.
The ensemble’s repertory covers a wide stylistic range from early to contemporary music, with their own original arrangements. Leading composers in Israel and abroad have created works for performance by the ensemble and its members.
In Mixto Genere performs in both concerts and staged opera productions of works by composers such as Giovanni Pergolesi, Alessandro Scarlatti, Luigi Boccherini, John Gay and many others.