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Since its foundation in 2004, the vocal ensemble Vox Luminis–led by bass Lionel Meunier –has been internationally praised for its unique sound, both with a cast of soloists and in larger productions. Vox Luminis specialises in English, Italian and German repertoire from the 17th and early 18th centuries, bringing to life not only well-known masterpieces, but also rare gems. A core of vocal soloists is supplemented, depending on the repertoire, with an extensive continuo, solo instruments or a complete orchestra.

In 2012, Vox Luminis won the Recording of the Year at the prestigious Gramophone Awards. Since then, the group has made sixteen recordings with Ricercar, Alpha Classics, Ramée and Musique in Wallonie, and has won numerous international prizes including ‘Klara Ensemble of the Year 2018’, BBC Music Magazine ‘Choral Award Winner 2018’, 3 Diapasons d’Or and several Preis der Deutschen Schalplattenkritik. Last year, the ensemble received another Gramophone Music Award in the ‘Choral’ category for its recording of Buxtehude: Abendmusiken (2019).

Every year Vox Luminis gives around 70 concerts at major concert halls and festivals worldwide, including Bozar Brussels, deSingel Antwerp, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, L’Auditori Barcelona, Wigmore Hall London, Philharmonie Berlin, Lincoln Center New York, Zaryadye Hall Moscow, Festival of Flanders and Festival de Wallonie, Festival de Saintes, Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Musikfest Bremen, Bachfest Leipzig, Aldeburgh Festival and Boston Early Music Festival.

Vox Luminis is artist in residence at Concertgebouw Brugge. Recently, the ensemble launched a structural collaboration with the renowned Freiburger Barockorchester.

« Vox Luminis tiene la virtud de convertir en oro
todo cuanto toca. »
El País


In 2014, Lionel Meunier took the initiative to set up his own orchestra and explore new repertoire. Work is done without a conductor, but with a number of strong musical personalities at key positions in the orchestra. The Finnish violinist Tuomo Suni is a fixed asset and leads the orchestra as first violin. Since then, Vox Luminis has been successful in performing a number of top baroque works. The productions of Purcell’s King Arthur and The Fairy Queen also received a number of rave reviews.

“When there’s no conductor imposing their will, a group of really fine performers like this soon learns
to feel and breathe as one.”

The Telegraph


For more information on joining Vox Luminis, please contact: auditions@voxluminis.com

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