Tristan Best

Tristan Best, viole de gambe

Tristan Best is an early string instrument player currently based in Montréal, Quebec. With roots in New York and Nova Scotia, Best moved to Montréal in 2016 to study the viola da gamba and early music performance at McGill University. After completing a B.Mus. in viola da gamba performance, he obtained an M.Mus. in 2021 […]

Mélisande Corriveau

Mélisande Corriveau

A specialist in early-music performance, multi-instrumentalist Mélisande Corriveau has been praised for her exceptional musical mastery. She is frequently a guest at major festivals in both North America and Europe, and is an active concert, touring, and recording artist. She regularly performs with a number of celebrated ensembles, and is a member of the ensembles […]

Ryan Gallagher

Ryan Gallagher is a multi-facetted musician, equally at home playing the viola da gamba and the Baroque cello; making sweet sounds on the bouzouki on the terrasse of a Greek taverna; or, as a heavy metal bass player, channeling a thunderous Thor. Mr. Gallagher continues to showcase his versatility with Les Barocudas: by turns contributing a second melodic […]

Susie Napper

Cellist, gambist, continuo player par excellence, Susie Napper is known for her colorful, even controversial performances of both solo and chamber repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. Having spent her childhood in an artistic milieu in London, in her late teens she moved to New York to study at the Juilliard School, then to the […]

Wieland Kuijken

Wieland Kuijken’s career in early music began with L’Ensemble Alarius de Bruxelles (from 1959 to 1972). At the same time, he expressed his great interest in avant-garde music with the ensemble Musique Nouvelle. His international reputation was established through numerous concerts and recordings made with his brothers Sigiswald (violin) and Barthold (flute), as well as […]

Margaret Little

Margaret Little, viole de gambe

During the last four decades, Margaret Little has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician on the viola da gamba and baroque viola with various Montréal-based and international ensembles. Margaret co-founded Les Voix humaines with Susie Napper in the 1980s and was artistic co-director until 2020. Les Voix humaines have toured the world, received […]

Les Voix humaines

Les Voix humaines

the latest incarnation of renowned viol duo Les Voix humaines brings flair and brilliance to their performances! Mélisande Corriveau, viol and recorder virtuoso, and Susie Napper have performed together as members of Les Voix humaines consort for two decades and collaborated on many projects. They both play on historic viols by London luthier, Barak Norman. […]