Exuberant playing fun, drive and musical craftsmanship are the strength of viola da gamba consort The Spirit of GAMBO. The repertoire includes music from the seventeenth and eighteenth century by Dowland, Purcell and Bach, among others.
The Spirit of GAMBO received the French classical music award Diapason d'Or for three CDs : John Jenkins, Consort Music of Four Parts (2011), Christopher Tye, Consort Music - In Nomine (2014) and John Jenkins Consort Music for Viols in 5 parts (2018).
Freek Borstlap, Gesina Liedmeier, Ivanka Neeleman and Thomas Baeté form the basis of the ensemble. They play on viola's da gamba that Liedmeier built especially for the ensemble. The painted instruments and the sculpted animal heads are a feast for the eyes and ears.