AVERI is a Copenhagen-based duo that shares a great passion and interest in exploring the world of female composers from the Baroque and Classical era. The question they asked themselves is why this music was so rarely performed in our times and why the female composers have not been more often included in the programs of today.The music by Isabella Leonarda, Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Anna Bon di Venezia, Wilhelmine von Beyreuth and Marieta Morosina Priuli (just mentioning a few) clearly has an immense quality and beauty that should be shared much more often with the modern audience.
AVERI was invited to play at the Danish festival Rudersdals Sommerkoncerter in 2021. They performed a program with the title "Barokkens kvinder "(the Women of baroque) featuring female composers from early to late baroque. The concert was broadcasted live via "Livekoncerten" on Youtube and Facebook.
AVERI presents two types of programs:
100% Female composers
Program featuring among others : Isabella Leonarda, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre,
Marieta Morosina Priuli, Wilhelmine von Bayreuth and Anna Bon di Venezia.
Adding at least 50% female composers to the program.
Featuring music by among others: J.S,.Bach, G.Muffat, G.F.Händel, W.A.Mozart, J.M.Leclair, F.M.Veracini, Anna Bon di Venezia, Isabella Leonarda, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre,
Marieta Morosina Priuli and Marianna Martines.
Yngvild Vivja Haaland Ruud
is a Norwegian-born harpsichordist. Being a modern and curious musician, her repertoire ranges from early opera to contemporary music. She performs as a soloist, in chamber music
constellations and with orchestras, as well as leading ensembles.
Specialized in early music and historical performance practice as well as contemporary music, she has a fresh approach for sharing classical music with new audiences.
Her passion for new music has led to collaborations with exciting contemporary composers and several world premieres. Furthermore she is involved in a number of ensembles, exploring sounds and moving between genres.
Yngvild is aducated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music and Sibelius Academy (Master of Music). She has created several projects-such as the music society Amager Klassisk of which she also is the artistic director.
Jesenka Balic Zunicwas born in Croatia (Zagreb). She developed interest in the Baroque violin after hearing a recording with Monica Hugget playing sonatas by A.Corelli in a music history class at the Royal Danish Academy of music.
Shortly after she was engaged to play in several baroque ensembles in Scandinavia like Concerto Copenhagen and Göteborg Baroque and today she is invited member of Barokkanerne, Trondheim Barokk and instrumental ensemble of Theatre of Voices
In June 2009 she finished her studies in the soloist class at CNSMDP, Paris with Francois Fernandez as teacher.
Jesenka is the leading violin of
Enghave Barok, a Danish ensemble that specialises in performing cantatas of
J. S. Bach and a frequently invitedleading violin of the Polish baroque orchestra Kore with which she performs regularly as a soloist on Baroque violin, Viola d ´amore,