Biography

Juliane Laake – Ensemble Art d’Echo

Juliane Laake studied viola da gamba at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen and at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She completed her training by attending various master courses with international specialists.

Since winning the Magdeburg International Telemann Competition Juliane Laake has been in demand at the Leipzig Bachfest and numerous renowned early music festivals. She has performed in many venues including Utrecht, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Zurich, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires and Sydney, and she works regularly with ensembles such as the Lautten Compagney, Weser-Renaissance and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and with eminent soloists including Hille Perl, Harry van der Kamp and Dorothee Mields and outstanding conductors such as Hans-Christoph Rademann and Pablo Heras-Casado. Her wide-ranging discography speaks for itself.

In her own concert programmes and CDs Juliane Laake, accompanied by her Ensemble Art d’Echo, devote themselves to gamba literature in all its facets, especially works that are less familiar. Her ambitious research activities and her highly virtuosic yet touching performance style are exemplified in numerous world first recordings which have received enthusiastic press reviews.

Several of her CDs have been nominated for the German Record Critics’ Prize and for the International Classical Music Award (ICMA).