Avery Gosfield (recorder, pipe and tabor, direction)

Avery Gosfield (recorder, pipe and tabor, direction)

Avery Gosfield (recorder, pipe and tabor, direction) In 2004, a chance discovery of some Jewish-Italian sung poetry allowed her to conjugate her roots with her passion for early music. Next to research and performing, she writes articles and lectures regularly on subjects ranging from the Troubadours’ influence in Northern Europe to popular devotion in Renaissance France. She has taught master classes on five continents, from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis to KlezKanada, and has developed didactic programs for children and teachers for major institutions including the Royaumont Foundation, the city of Geneva and the Maitrîse de Paris.

6 novembre 2014 Bios

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Lucidarium is an irresistibly fun group, a light-hearted collection of friends out to relish each other’s company by making music together. That unbuttoned ethos is a welcome intrusion in the concert hall, one that will hopefully infect other performers.

Basler Zeitung

Next to their stylistic confidence and saddle-sure historical interpretation, Ensemble Lucidarium shows us just how contagiously vivacious the reconstruction of medieval sounds can be.


The six members of Lucidarium let their listeners dive into a completely enchanting world… The musical poetry of the Middle Ages was brought back to life in the most beautiful way possible

New York Times

… The Ensemble Lucidarium, an Italian group, in a program of vocal works (and a couple of high-energy saltarellos) on Wednesday afternoon, performed in a style free of vibrato and other forms of modern polish but plentifully adorned with florid vocal embellishments…

American Recorder Society Magazine

Anyone who arrived thinking of Medieval repertoire as “minor” or as music that ‘all sounds alike’ left with changed ideas.

The Arts Desk

There was a naturalness and relaxedness to their performance that was immensely pleasing.

Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace

… it was enough to be swept away, by the refinement and conviction of the performers, to a place where magic reigns.