The ensmble Barocco Boreale (‘northern Baroque’) was established in 2013 due to the high demand of having a specialized Early Music ensemble that would perform regularly in the northern parts of Finland. The key members of Barocco Boreale are originally from the region of Ostrobothnia. They are internationally and nationally distinguished musicians in the field of Early Music and have been working together in various ensembles over several decades. The musicians’ strong connection to folk music adds to the common creative flair of the ensemble – there is always a chance that some folk music nuances may sneak up, even inadvertently. Barocco Boreale has the good fortune to perform in the acoustically and atmospherically excellent 18th century churches of the area. The ensemble is also frequent guests at several national and international festivals, including Oulunsalo Soi Chamber Music Festival, Kaustinen Chamber Music Festival, Korsholm Music Festival, and Haapsalu Keelpillifestivali (Estonia) among others. Barocco Boreale’s first recording, Vivaldi Folk Seasons (Alba) was recently released and has received acclaim from music critics nationwide.