Ensemble Ste. Geneviève Contact email:   info@EnsembleSteGenevieve.co.uk Musicians Ben Sansom - violin Mary Pells - viola da gamba Martin Knizia - harpsichord

Mary Pells, viola da gamba, studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She won awards there for chamber music and gained diplomas on both cello and piano. Further studies have pursued her interest in musicology and she has developed a busy career playing baroque music on original instruments. She has appeared as viola da gamba soloist with many period groups including the Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra, Charivari Agréable, the Lecosaldi Ensemble and the Sweelinck Ensemble. Regular recital work has also enabled her to explore and perform a large repertoire of 17th and 18th century solo music for the viol. Recent engagements include solo appearances at the St. Endellion Festival, Cornwall, and lecture recitals in Hong Kong.

Since 2000 Mary has worked for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music as an examiner, and as a mentor on their Certificate of Teaching course. 2009 saw the release of her first CD ‘the Sonatas of J. S. Bach for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord’ with Martin Knizia.

Emily Atkinson - soprano