Kadri Tegelmann (mezzo-soprano, Holland/Estonia)
Kristo Käo (theorbo and baroque guitar)
Villu Vihermäe (viola da gamba)
Saale Fischer (harpsichord)
Baroque ensemble Floridante was founded in Tallinn in early 2014 and has quickly gained a prominent position in the Estonian early/classical music scene. Initially formed of four members, Floridante today includes a few dozen Estonian professional vocalists and instrumentalists passionate about Early Music. Since 2015, Floridante has become a regular guest of the Haapsalu Early Music Festival.
Mezzo-soprano Kadri Tegelmann has obtained her Master’s degree at the Dutch National Opera Academy and furthered her studies at the Netherlands Opera Studio. She is currently living and working as a freelance musician in Amsterdam, and has been engaged in several projects in her native country: in 2018, she took up Fileno part in G. F. Händel’s comic cantata Clori, Tirsi, e Fileno with Nargenopera (cond. Tõnu Kaljuste) and in 2019 participated in Chorus Mysticus in R. Tobias’s oratorio Jonah (Joonas), premiered a year earlier. She’s one of the directors of the Summer Classics Series at South-Estonian Palamuse and performs frequently with ensemble Floridante.
Kadri Tegelmann’s repertoire reaches from renaissance, baroque, classicism and romanticism to contemporary music and thus has multi-faceted engagements in Dutch opera and concert stages. Since 2016, she has been a guest artist of the avant-garde theatre Silbersee and in 2018, took up the part of Sibyl Vane in Dorian Gray, an opera co-production of Silbersee and Ulrike Quade Company. Kadri is a member of La Sfera Armonioso, a Dutch baroque ensemble and orchestra. In winter 2020, Kadri will premiere her first trio-CD with Maarten Ornstein and Mike Fentross.