Formed in 2008, Camerata Garestin gathers leading Croatian vocal and instrumental interpreters of 17th and 18th-century music.
Camerata Garestin gathers leading Croatian vocal and instrumental interpreters of 17th and 18th-century music. The ensemble was formed in 2008 by cellist Krešimir Lazar from Varaždin and by Ivana Lazar (soprano), Dani Bošnjak (end-blown and side-blown flutes) and Krešimir Has (harpsichord and organ). They play on replicas of authentic instruments and have become a major factor on the Croatian music scene through careful consideration of aesthetic and interpretative norms of the time in which the music they interpret was created. The ensemble has given a number of concerts in Varaždin, Osijek, Rovinj, Šibenik, Sisak and Slavonski Brod. They have also appeared in Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The ensemble is closely related to Varaždin and Croatia's largest baroque music festival – The Varaždin Baroque Evenings – where they appear every year.
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