"They evaluate the notes as if they were precious objects, the result being eloquence of the highest degree.
This continues in such a way that one hopes it will never end...", a description of Marais Consort in the Südwest-Presse.

Standing ovations on several concerts in 2016.


It is one of our features to combine the pleasure we derive from the cultural legacy of the renaissance and baroque eras with the intention to bring it to life in all its variety. Whether it is because of reverting to various sources as a foundation for experiments and new insights or because of the choice of instruments, it is not without reason that the press testifies time after time to the "incomparable sound of Marais Consort, finely differentiated and iridescent in delicate, warm colours while remaining clearly contoured and transparent" (Süddeutsche Zeitung).


The group plays on copies of late renaissance Italian instruments developed in close co-operation with the viol maker Christian Brosse.


"Aesthically new dimensions of sound presented themselves in the playing of the musicians of Marais Consort, from a cryptic flaring up to a thrilling sense of making the most of the dissonances". That says a lot about the ensemble.
The harmonious ensemble playing and its unique delicacy and subtlety are often emphasized; their playing is described as being energetic, colourful, masterly and beguilingjy beautiful.


For us the matter of utmost importance is the constant search for ever new and interesting ideas for programms.
New: there are no programs on the website, please contact for actual ideas.


Marais Consort has performed at numerous international festivals and in renowned concert series:
Swedish Baroque Festival - Copenhagen Summer Festival - Festival Asolo/Venice - International Music Festival Naestved - Schlosskonzerte Linz - Tage Alter Musik im Osnabrücker Land - Ochsenhausen - Rhine Renaissance Festival - Bruchsaler Barocktage - Ekhof Theatre Festival Gotha - Maulbronn - Heinrich Schütz Tage - International Music Festival of the City of Duisburg - Lausitzer Musiksommer - Westphalian Music Festival (WDR) - Tage Alter Musik Schwerin - Musica Bayreuth - Neuburg/Danube - Feste Musicali Cologne - Franconian Summer - Engers Castle (SWR) - Bebenhausen - Villa Musica - Niedersächsische Musiktage - Händel Festival Göttingen - Händel Festspiele Halle - Rheingau Musik Festival - ION Nürnberg - Gottorf Castle - Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - Europäische Musikwochen Passau - Festival "wunderhören" Worms - Elmau Castle ...
In 2007 Marais Consort was Artist / Ensemble in Residence in Bonn in the festival 'Zeitsprünge'.


The ensemble records regularly for WDR, BR and other broadcasting corporations.


CDs exclusively at NOMOS-CLASSICS


The new CD - just recorded:
François Couperin: Leçons de Tenebres