The Ensemble

We're a duo that plays early plucked and bowed strings.

About Duo Maresienne

Duo Maresienne is no ordinary instrumental ensemble.  From the intricate Italian and English fantasies of the 15th and 16th centuries to the most spectacular French and German showpieces of the 18th century, the duo treats its audiences to a variety of music for some fascinating and elegant instruments - the lute, theorbo, viola da gamba and early guitars.  Named for the great French Baroque composer and gambist Marin Marais, Duo Maresienne explores the musical spirit of Renaissance and Baroque Europe.  
Olav Chris Henriksen and Carol Lewis play a variety of lutes, early guitars, vihuela, theorbo, and different sizes of viola da gamba.  Our programs include musical instruments from Europe and the Americas, with the choice of instruments depending on the repertoire we're performing.  This season we'll collaborate with Capella Clausura in concert programs on their season series, featuring medieval music and music of the French baroque.
Olav Chris Henriksen
Carol Lewis
  
  OLAV CHRIS HENRIKSEN, acclaimed throughout Europe and North America as a soloist on lute, theorbo and early guitars, has performed and recorded with the Boston Camerata, Handel & Haydn Society, Waverly Consort, Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, Ensemble Chaconne, and Musicians of the Old Post Road, among others.  Recent performances include appearances at the American Antiquarian Society (Worcester MA), Library of Congress (Washington DC), and the Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford CT).  His latest solo recording, Guitar of the North, is on the Centaur label; his first solo recording, La Guitarre Royalle: French Baroque and Classical Guitar Music, is on the Museum Music label.  Mr. Henriksen performs and lectures frequently at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, playing musical instruments from the Museum’s collection.  He has also lectured at Harvard University, Cambridge; Northeastern University, Boston; Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City; Musikkhögskolen, Oslo; Aston Magna Academy, Rutgers University; and Lincoln Center Institute, New York.  He teaches at the Boston Conservatory and the University of Southern Maine. 
  
  
 
  CAROL LEWIS has been called a “zestful and passionate champion” of the viola da gamba.  She has frequently demonstrated her musical virtuosity and versatility as a soloist in recitals in the United States and abroad.  A former student of Jordi Savall, Ms. Lewis holds a soloist diploma from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, Switzerland).  She is an accomplished ensemble musician, having toured and recorded with Hespèrion, the Boston Camerata, Ensemble Chaconne and Capriccio Stravagante.  She recently appeared with Dunya at the Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport MA), and with Ensemble Chaconne at St. Anselm College (NH).  Ms. Lewis has taught at Festival dei Saraceni (Pamparato, Italy), Milano Civica Scuola di Musica (Italy), New England Conservatory of Music, Amherst Early Music, and the annual summer conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America.  She is a past president of the Viola da Gamba Society-New England, and she was a co-founder of the Society for Historically Informed Performance.