Juliane Laake

studied the viola da gamba at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen and at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. She has also participated in several master classes with internationally-known exponents of the instrument.

A prize-winner in the International Telemann  Competition in Magdeburg, she has also attracted attention at the Leipzig Bachfest and numerous other prestigious festivals of ancient music. She has appeared in venues including Utrecht, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Zurich, Tel Aviv and Sydney, and has regularly given concerts with ensembles such as the Lautten Compagney, Weser-Renaissance and the Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin, in addition to performing with renowned soloists such as Hille Perl, Harry van der Kamp and Dorothee Mields and with outstanding conductors including Hans-Christoph Rademann and Pablo Heras-Casado.

The results of these collaborations are reflected in Juliane Laake’s extensive discography, some of her CDs having been awarded prizes.

In her personal concert programmes and CD productions Juliane Laake works with her ensemble Art d’Echo in devoting themselves to gamba literature in all its facets. Above all her world first recordings, less often heard but much praised by the specialist press, testify to her meticulous research work and the quality of her playing, which is both highly virtuosic and touching. Her album, Golden Age in Brandenburg, was nominated for the German Record Critics’ Prize.

Juliane Laake’s recent album “Viola Appassionata” has been nominated for both the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) 2018 and the German Record Critics’ Prize.