Inspired by the Muse of Love and Lyric Poetry, Erato. Symbol: the cithara. She represents affection, love, and desire. This Muse is dedicated to perform music from the Renaissance and Early Baroque periods.

Photo credit: Sergio Veranes

   The Muse Erato by François Boucher (1703-1770)


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Urania, Muse of Astronomy, attributed to Francesco Trevisani (1656-1746)


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Reflections on Classical String Quartets

Inspired by the Muse of Astronomy Ourania. Symbol: the celestial globe. She represents the heavens, the position of the stars, the mysteries of the Universe. This Muse is dedicated to Classical String Quartets on period instruments, represented by three string quartets.


Quartet Salonnières

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Cramer Quartet

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Inspired by the Muse of History, Clio. Symbol: the manuscript. She represents knowledge and awareness. This Muse will be dedicated to present music from the Spanish and Colonial Latin American repertoire.

Clio, Muse of History by Pierre Mignard (1612-1695)

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest



Inspired by the Muse of Comedy and Pastoral Poetry, Thalia. Symbol: the comic mask. She represents joy, grace, and charm. This Muse will be dedicated to Baroque Pastoral repertoire.

Thalia by Jean-Marc Nattier (1685-1766)

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Art by KJP commissioned for Ourânia in May 2020

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Photo credit: Hernán González
Regina Yugovich
Photo credit: Clara Anastasi
Ángela Lobato del Castillo



Inspired by the Muse of Dance, Terpsichore. Symbols: the lyre or plucked string instrument. She represents movement and flexibility. This Muse will be dedicated to consort ensembles and choral repertoire.

Terpsichore by Jean-Marc Nattier (1685-1766)

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco


Inspired by the Muse of Sacred Poetry, Polyhymnia. Symbols: hymns and gestures. She represents eloquence, praise, and meditation. This Muse will be dedicated to the early baroque repertoire. 

Polyhymnia, by Charles Meynier (1800)

Cleveland Museum of Art


Calliope, Muse of Epic Poetry by Giovanni Baglione (1566-1643)

 Musée de Beaux Arts d´Arras


Inspired by the Muse of Epic Poetry, Calliope. Symbols: writing tablet and a golden crown. She represents justice and serenity. This Muse will encourage adventure and heroism through his repertoire.

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Berwick Fiddle Consort

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Natalia Duarte Jeremías


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Tavya McCoy

Melpomene, the Muse of Tragedy, by Elisabetta Sirani (1638-1665)


Euterpe, the Muse of Music by Simon Vouet (1590-1649)


Inspired by the Muse of Tragedy, Melpomene. Symbol: the tragic mask. She represents sorrow, affliction, and fate. This Muse will be dedicated to the dramatic and melancholic repertoire.

Photo credit: Sergio Veranes

Kol Haneshama

Dov Houle, Traverso

Jessica Korotkin, Cello


Inspired by the Muse of Music, Euterpe. Symbol: the flute. This Muse will be dedicated to wind ensembles on period instruments for Classical and Romantic repertoire. 


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Angélica Meza

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