Updating the boroque cello
In 1999, Julia moved to Toronto and played a concert with I FURIOSI.She loved the group immediately and her work with IF continues to challenge her, inspire her and bring great joy to her life.Currently maintaining a large vocal studio in Toronto, she is under demand as a teacher and stylistic coach.Gabrielle has worked with As well as being a founding member of I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble, baroque cellist and viola da gambist Felix Deak showcases his career as a freelance musician with orchestras and chamber ensembles, including Toronto's Aisslinn Nosky ( was appointed Concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society in 2011.A concerto originally for viola d'amore, lute and strings has been transformed into one for cello, organ, strings and continuo, with Baroque expert Ton Koopman as transposer and organist (and sympathetic, energetic conductor throughout).
Recent collaborations include the Violinist Julia Wedman is originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.Julia joined ( in 2005 and quickly developed a reputation for her solo performances with the group.In addition to being featured regularly on the group's home series in Toronto, she has performed solos on tours throughout Canada, the U. A, Germany, Mexico, Puerto Rico, China, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble is one of the world's most innovative Baroque ensembles, comprised of four of Canada's leading early music specialists: soprano Gabrielle Mc Laughlin, violinists Aisslinn Nosky and Julia Wedman, and cellist/gambist Felix Deak.For a decade and a half, I FURIOSI's Toronto concert series has been revitalising the face of early music in Canada, inspired by the practice of the Baroque era while invoking the "bizarre and unnatural" aesthetic both cherished and despised in its time.
In addition to three concerti the composer wrote for cello, there are some fascinating transcriptions.