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Amarillis is now one of Europe’s most original Baroque ensembles. The ensemble is well known for its fine sound and excellent instrumental technique. Audiences are always delighted with the ensemble’s concerts, which are regularly acclaimed by the national and international press.
The group, counselled by Pierre Hantaï, Christophe Rousset and Christophe Coin, has won several competitions: first prize in the York Early Music Competition in 1995, first prize in the FNAPEC ‘Musique d’Ensemble’ Competition in April 1997, and first prize and the public prize in the Sinfonia Competition (chaired by Gustav Leonhardt) in September 1997. In 1999 the trio was distinguished by the ‘Révélations classiques’ (Adami).

According to the requirements of the repertoire, the basic nucleus is joined by musicians of recognised talent. Amarillis works regularly with the finest singers of the younger generation, including Patricia Petibon, Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Sonya Yoncheva, Karine Deshayes, Mathias Vidal, Robert Getchell, Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro, Maïlys de Villoutreys, Benoît Arnould…

Amarillis has received the highest praise from the national and international press for all 17 of the CDs in its catalogue, recorded for labels Ambroisie-Naïve, Ambronay, Sony Classical, AgOgique, NoMadMusic.
The 17th record, issued by Evidence Classics in early 2017, commemorates the 250th anniversary of the death of Georg Philipp Telemann with a program of concertos for several ensemble instruments by G.P. Telemann and J.S. Bach.

Amarillis gives concerts in France (‘Flâneries musicales’ in Reims, Lessay Abbey ‘Heures Musicales’, Sablé-sur-Sarthe Festival, Théâtre Grévin in Paris, Montpellier Opéra, Beaune Festival, Folles Journées de Nantes, Versailles Centre for Baroque Music…), Switzerland (Montreux Festival), Great Britain (Royal Academy of Music, York and Brighton's festivals…), Holland (Utrecht, Doelen, Amsterdam…), Belgium, Spain, Latin America, Canada, Senegal, India, China,  Hong-Kong and the United States… (tours supported by the French Institute).

Amarillis can regularly be heard on France Musique and Radio Classique. The BBC, Mezzo, France télévision and Arte have recorded several of its concerts.