Orpheus Musicus is a group dedicated to the interpretation with historical criteria of the music of the XVII and XVIII centuries. Founded by violinist Sergio SuárezOrpheus Musicus has the mission of approaching little-known repertoires in order to rescue and disseminate the European musical heritage of this period. To this end, they have a cast of experienced and committed musicians, with flexible instrumental formations far removed from the traditional baroque orchestra. In addition, they claim the universal character of early music and the will to appeal to the largest possible audience.
Despite the reality of the Covid-19 pandemic, Orpheus Musicus has premiered the program Melopea Sacra at the Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro de Madrid 2021, discovering the English composer Andrew Roner and his context, with works by W. Boyce and G. F. Handel. Likewise, in August 2021 they will premiere at the Festival Clásicos en Verano de la Comunidad de Madrid the program Musica Scotica dedicated to the English, Scottish and Irish repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries, with Manuel Minguillón on theorbo and David Mayoral on percussion.
The members of Orpheus Musicus have collaborated and worked in large groups and orchestras of early music (or even folk music) like Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, Forma Antiqua or even collaborating with The Chieftains, L'Arpeggiata or Academia Montis Regalis.
We like to think that historically informed interpretation allows us to express ourselves in the present with the resources of the past, that we make early music today, or modern music looking at the past.