Plaine & Easie
winners of the 2009 Early Music America Medieval/Renaissance Competition!
For more information on the competition, please click here.
What people are saying...
The group played with a verve and panache that was rarely ‘plaine’ but sounded all the more accomplished in their ‘easie’ musical execution.
...what made Plaine & Easie stand out was the sparkle and verve of each of the players and their absolute command of the material.
- Drew Minter, Countertenor, teacher, and stage director
I was impressed by the fact that their performance was entirely memorized, and by the natural, seemingly improvisatory way they used ‘sets’ to shape and bridge the flow of relatively short pieces. The outward expressions of in-the-moment joy and enthusiasm by each member were genuinely engaging. And the technical level was uniformly high!
- Frederick Renz, Founder/Director, Early Music Foundation & Early Music New York
Plaine & Easie combines the enthusiasm of youth with a polished, professional delivery. They offer expressive singing along with an improvisational, virtuosic quality to the instrumental playing. Definitely a group to watch!
- Maria Coldwell, Executive Director, Early Music America