Born in Australia, Lathika Vithanage has been based in Europe for many years, previously in Milan, Italy, and currently in Basel, Switzerland. In the last seven years she has established herself as one of Australia and Europe’s emerging baroque violinists.
On arrival in Europe, with the assistance of Italian Government scholarships, Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grants and an Australia Council Skills and Development Grant, Lathika was able to profit from the musical and career guidance of baroque violin professors including: Stefano Montanari, Susanne Scholz, Judy Tarling, Richard Gwilt, Gottfried von der Goltz, Petra Mullejans, Olivia Centurioni, Elisa Citterio, Enrico Onofri, Manfredo Kraemer, Chiara Banchini and Amandine Beyer.
She is regularly called to perform and record with high profile European groups including: Accademia Bizantina (Italy), Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (Germany), Ensemble Clematis (Belgium), Concerto Italiano (Italy), La Cappella Mediterranea (France), Montis Regalis orchestra (Italy) and La Cetra Barockorchester (Switzerland). Her passion lies in chamber music and single string work which she gets to explore not only with the two ensembles of which she is a founding member since 2011: Il Caleidoscopio and AbChordis Ensemble, but also with established European groups including; Concerto Italiano, Ensemble Clematis, Cappella Mediterranea, Montis Regalis orchestra, Les Cyclopes and Silete Venti.
Lathika regularly returns to Australia to take part in the flourishing baroque music scene there, and is currently completing a specialised masters in classical and romantic violin performance at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Amandine Beyer.
Noelia Reverte Reche
Viola da gamba
Born in Almería, Spain in 1981, Noelia Reverte Reche began her artistic activity as a classical guitarist, graduating with honors in 2002.
In 2005 she entered the world of viola da gamba, studying at the Arturo Soria Conservatory of Madrid under the tutelage of Sevillian violist, Fahmi Alqhai.
In 2008 she transferred to Milan to continue her studies at the Scuola Civica of Milan with Rodney Prada. She graduated in 2011 and attended an annual course at the Luca Marenzio Conservatorium in Brescia with Vittorio Ghielmi.
Currently she performs with some of the most prestigious groups both in Italy and abroad: Accademia Bizantina, Il Giardino Armonico, La Divina Armonia, la Capella de Ministrers, Il Canto di Orfeo, la Cappella Mediterranea, Il Suonar Parlante, La Risonanza, etc. playing in some of the most prestigious venues in Europe: K.Szymanowki Philharmonic Hall in Krakow, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in Budapest, Kammerkonzert in Salzburg, St. Reinoldikirche in Dortmund, Opéra Royal in Versailles, Domkerk in Utrecht, Teatro an der Wien in Vienna.
In 2011 she created the ensemble “Il Caleidoscopio” together with violinist Lathika Vithanage and harpist Flora Papadopoulos, specialized in Italian and English seventeenth-century repertoire, with whom she recorded an album around the Harp Consorts of William Lawes (Brilliant Classics 2016).
Alongside her concert activity, Noelia Reverte Reche carries out important didactic activities. She is professor of viola da gamba in the Corsi Internazionali dell’Accademia del Ricercare in Romano Canavese (Torino), in the courses of the Festival de Música Renacentista y Barroca of Vélez Blanco (Almería) and in the master classes of the Triacamusicale Association of the Gaudete Festival (Varallo). In addition, she is professor of viola da gamba at the School of Music Costanzo Porta di Cremona and Conservatorio O. Repighi in Latina.
She has made recordings for Stradivarius, Arcana, Brilliant and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
Flora Papadopoulos is a Greek-born harpist based in Milan, Italy. After completing her modern harp studies at the Conservatory of Parma with Emanuela Degli Esposti, she has dedicated herself to mastering early harps. With the assistance of a Marco Fodella Foundation scholarship, Flora has purcued her baroque harp studies with Mara Galassi at the Scuola Civica of Milan, obtaining her Masters degree with full marks.
She has achieved a Bachelors degree with honours in Liberal Arts from the University of Parma, and a Masters degree in Musicology from the University La Sorbonne IV of Paris, again with full honours.
Her performing career includes both solistic and chamber music projects, as well as collaborations with several orchestras and ensembles all over Europe.
She has worked with Conductors such as R. Alessandrini (Concerto Italiano), J. Ch. Spinosi (Ensemble Matheus), L. Garcia Alarcòn (Cappella Mediterranea), F. Cera (Ensemble Arte musica), F. Guglielmo (l’Arte dell’arco), A. De Marchi, Th. Hengelbrock, M. Mencoboni, D. Fasolis
(I Barocchisti), Ch. Frattima (Coin du Roi), C. Ipata (Auser Musici), D. Kountouras (Ex Silentio), A.Van der Spoel (Musica Temprana), A. Küppers (Il Teatro del Mondo), A. Urbano (l’Armonia degli Affetti), Poul Udbye (ViaArtis), and many more.
She has performed in prestigious concert halls including the Carnegie Hall of New York, Opéra Garnier of Paris, the Opéra of Versailles, the Cité de la Musique of Paris, Laeiszthalle of Hambourg, Theater An der Wien of Vienna, Wien Konzerthaus, Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Megaron of Athens, Tchaikovsky Hall of Moscow, Beijing Center of the Performing Arts and many more.
She is part of, Laborotorio ‘600, an italian ensemble founded by Franco Pavan and with Pino De Vittorio, specialized in the research of lost musical traditions of southern Italy.
With her group, Il Caleidoscopio, she has recently recorded an album around the Harp Consorts by William Lawes, produced by Brilliant Classics.
She has also taken part in many recording projects for Harmonia Mundi, MDG, Brilliant Classics, Glossa, Ricercar.
She teaches the modern harp (corso di base) at the Civica Scuola di Musica C. Abbado of Milan.