The world of baroque music is a gold mine for composers, avant-gardists, adventurers and realists. It is this luxurious world that Holland Baroque calls home. With its productions and six CD’s released by Channel Classics, the ensemble convinces a large and varied audience of the flexibilty and vitality of (baroque) music. Holland Baroque presents Vivaldi from a Japanese viewpoint, connects Reinbert de Leeuw to Bach and demonstrates how percussionists define the heartbeat of baroque. The core of our projects is the collaboration with other ensembles and soloists, who help us take music from the past to the present. Holland Baroque had successful encounters with inspiring soloists like Giovanni Sollima, Eric Vloeimans, Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Aisslinn Nosky, with numerous ensembles, such as Orkater, Vox Luminis and Quatuor Mosaïques, performing on stages such as Radialsystem V, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Konzerthaus Wien. The result of these encounters was captured by Dutch newspaper De Stentor as follows: ‘The instruments and the divergent styles contrast in form, but intensify each other in significance. That is how something new is born.’ Always starting from tradition, innovation, surprise and a hint of entertainment.