Mafalda Ramos (Historical Flutes) and Aidan Phillips (Harpsichord) started working as a duo in 2012, with the Royal College of Music in London as their initial connection: Both Mafalda and Aidan hold BMus(Hons) and MMus degrees from this institution.
Performing in various venues in and outside of London and regularly rehearsing at Handel and Hendrix in London, they have presented an assortment of late seventeenth and eighteenth century music from various sources and places for myriad audiences.
Not only the Royal College of Music brought them together, but most importantly the passion for French Baroque Music. Together they have explored the art of arrangement - and how that is, in fact, part of an historically informed performance practice - and the use of well known tunes as a tool for the learning of a new musical instrument. Within these popular tunes, a recurring name was Tircis, a handsome shepherd who plays his musette, loves and is loved without knowing ...
Ensemble Tircis present inspired and creative programmes and always aim to perform in a way that respects the authority of primary sources and is entertaining for the listener.
They strongly believe that laughter is the spice of life.