Ensemble Clematis

Category:ensemble (vocaal-instrumentaal), oude muziek, ensemble
Conductor of:Stéphanie de Failly
Actual/previous members:Stéphanie de Failly, Tami Troman, Andrea De Carlo, Aline Hopchet, Simen Van Mechelen, Leonardo García Alarcón, Wim Maeseele, Céline Scheen
Guest members:Stephan Van Dyck, Dirk Snellings, betsabée Haas, Liam Fennelly, Eriko Semba, Benoît Vanden Bemden, Jan Van Outryve, Hannelore Devaere, Arnaud Pumir, David Van Bouwel


In 2000 baroque violinist Stéphanie de Failly founded the ensemble Clematis, with the purpose to revive the neglected works of the 17th century.Stéphanie de Failly studied with Sigiswald Kuijken and Françoise Malgoire. While applying herself to the broad Italian repertoire as well as to German and French music, she also singles out for special consideration the forgotten pages of composers from the Low Countries such as Nicolaus à Kempis. The ensemble Clematis, with varying strength, brings together for each project an assorted number of outstanding musicians, all of them also involved in today's best baroque ensembles. Vocal soloists are invited on a regular basis to boot. The ensemble, dedicated to the cause of historical authenticity as it is, has been joining forces with musicologists to develop original programmes. Several performances of the ensemble Clematis at Belgian Festivals, as well as the first CD by Clematis featuring Symphoniae by Nicolaus à Kempis, have been acclaimed by the press.

Selective discography

O Jesulein... A German baroque christmas oratorioO Jesulein... A German baroque christmas oratorio (2022)
Ensemble Clematis, Wolfgang Carl Briegel, Brice Sailly, Andreas Hammerschmidt, Stéphanie de Failly, Johann Schelle, Christoph Bernhard, Michaël Praetorius (...)
For Early InstrumentsFor Early Instruments (2020)
Bernard Foccroulle, Philippe Boesmans, Ensemble Clematis, Benoît Mernier, InAlto, Bernard Foccroulle, Alarius Ensemble, Pierre Bartholomée (...)
Nun danket alle GottNun danket alle Gott (2020)
Ensemble Clematis, Stéphanie de Failly, Brice Sailly
Quattro Violini a VeneziaQuattro Violini a Venezia (2019)
Ensemble Clematis, Stéphanie de Failly, Giovanni Gabrieli, Brice Sailly, Salamone Rossi, Biagio Marini, Dario Castello, Giovanni Battista Fontana (...)
Vater unser. German Sacred CantatasVater unser. German Sacred Cantatas (2018)
Ensemble Clematis, Paulin Bündgen
Roland de Lassus - Canticum CanticorumRoland de Lassus - Canticum Canticorum (2016)
early music
Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Leonardo García Alarcón, Orlandus Lassus, Ensemble Clematis
Gioseffo Zamponi (1600/10 - 1662)Gioseffo Zamponi (1600/10 - 1662) (2014)
opera, Baroque
Ensemble Clematis, Leonardo García Alarcón, Cappella Mediterranea, Choeur de Chambre de Namur
Vitali - CiaconnaVitali - Ciaconna (2013)
Ensemble Clematis, Giovanni Battista Vitali, Stéphanie de Failly, Tomaso Antonio Vitali
Farina Carlo - Capriccio stravagante, sonateFarina Carlo - Capriccio stravagante, sonate (2009)
Ensemble Clematis, Carlo Farina
Carolus Hacquart - Cantiones & sonateCarolus Hacquart - Cantiones & sonate (2005)
Dirk Snellings, Céline Scheen, Stephan Van Dyck, Ensemble Clematis, Carolus Hacquart