Estonian Early Music Ensemble Floridante was founded in Tallinn in 2014. Initially comprised of four members, Floridante today involves a few dozen Estonian musicians with a passion for Early Music. Though named after G. F. Händels’s opera, Floridante’s repertoire reaches far beyond German high baroque. Floridante has been performing programs from nuove musiche, French baroque, Bach & Händel, Empfindsamkeit, to early Romanticism. Among others, a yet undiscovered Baltic-German lied-composers program was undertaken in cooperation with the Estonian National Library.
Over the years, Floridante has gained a prominent position in the Estonian classical music scene and has been performing at numerous festivals in and out of its native country. In 2019, Floridante’s debut CD ‘Amarilli mia bella’ was released by Estonian Record Productions.
Since 2015, Floridante is Ensemble in Residence at the Haapsalu Early Music Festival.
Floridante is a member of the Estonian Music Council and Music Estonia.